Search and Surveillance Act 2012

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Ministry of Justice

Part 2 Police powers

Subpart 1—Rules about search warrant powers in relation to places, vehicles, and other things

6 Issuing officer may issue search warrant

An issuing officer may issue a search warrant, in relation to a place, vehicle, or other thing, on application by a constable if the issuing officer is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds—


to suspect that an offence specified in the application and punishable by imprisonment has been committed, or is being committed, or will be committed; and


to believe that the search will find evidential material in respect of the offence in or on the place, vehicle, or other thing specified in the application.