Family Violence Bill

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28 Police safety order: power to issue order


A qualified constable may issue a Police safety order in the prescribed form against a person (A) who is, or has been, in a family relationship with another person (B) if the constable has reasonable grounds to believe that the issue of an order is necessary to help make B safe from family violence.


In deciding if the reasonable grounds to believe required by subsection (1) exist, the qualified constable must have regard to the matters specified in section 29.


A constable who is not a qualified constable may issue an order under this section only if the constable is specifically authorised by a qualified constable to issue that order.

Compare: 1995 No 86 s 124B