Police Act 1958

  • repealed
  • Police Act 1958: repealed, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(4) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).
61A Confidentiality of Police Gazette and other documents protected
  • (1) The following publications and documents, namely,—

    • (a) The Police Gazette; and

    • (b) Every other Police Notice or Police Circular or other document of a like nature that—

      • (i) Contains information the disclosure of which would be likely to prejudice the maintenance of law, including the prevention, detection, and investigation of offences; and

      • (ii) Is published by any member of the Police; and

      • (iii) Is intended by that member for circulation only to members of the Police; and

    • (c) Every copy of any such document,—

    are hereby declared to be confidential Police documents, and shall not be disclosed pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 or otherwise without the written permission of the Commissioner.

    (2) Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $500 who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse (the proof whereof shall be on the person charged), has in his possession any document declared by subsection (1) of this section to be a confidential Police document.

    (3) [Repealed]

    (4) No civil or criminal proceedings shall be taken in respect of anything contained in any document declared by subsection (1) of this section to be a confidential Police document.

    Section 61 was substituted, and 61A was inserted, as from 11 October 1978, by section 7 Police Amendment Act 1978 (1978 No 32).

    Subsection (1) was substituted, as from 19 December 1989, by section 12(1) Police Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 138).

    Subsection (3) was repealed by section 12(2) of the Police Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 138).