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Section 8 policing act

Principals of the act

The act is based on following principals


Section 9 policing act

Functions of police

Keeping the peace
Maintain public safety
Law enforcement
Crime prevention
Community support and reassurance
National security
Participation in police activities outside New Zealand
Emergency management


Section 20 policing act

Code of conduct
The commissioner must prescribe a code of conduct for police employees

It is the duty of police employees to conduct themselves in accordance with the code of conduct


Section 30 policing act

Command and control

Every police employee must obey and be guided by
General instructions
The commissioner orders
Any applicable local orders

Must obey lawful commands of supervisor

In the absence of a supervisor the supervisor responsibility devolves on
Police employee who is next in Level of position
Longest serving police member

No police employee may act under direction of
A minister of the crown
A person not authorised by or under this act or any other


Section 63 policing act

Acting appointments

Commissioner may
Appoint an employee temporarily to any higher level of position

Authorise an employee to perform all duties under the act higher than there position


Our code of conduct when and who it applies to

All police employees at all times


How can we be sure our conduct complies with the code and policies (SELF)

Scrutiny - behaviour seen as appropriate
Ensure - behaviour complies with the code of conduct
Lawful - is behaviour lawful
Fair - is behaviour fair and reasonable


Our code of conduct - in considering if a behaviour or decision is a breach of this code the factors that may be considered are

Nature and circumstances
Intent - did you knowingly make the decision
Your position, duties and responsibilities
Your ability to fulfil duties, responsibilities
Impact on organisation
Impact on trust and confidence police has on you
How similar behaviour has been treated in the past


Performance management 1st step informal meeting key points

Talk to person in private
Listen to what they say
Be careful it doesn't turn formal (may unintentionally breach rights)
If possible reach agreement on way forward
Send letter to employee recording the discussion
Arrange a follow up meeting
Consider referral to welfare services


Performance management 2nd step performance meeting key points

Identify the minimum standard of performing
Send employee letter of invitation
Set up performance management file
Discuss with HRM
Draw up checklist of items to be discussed
If further organisational support is required ascertain names of contact person


Performance management step 2. What to do during the meeting

Introduce yourself
Provide information
Give opportunity to respond
Problem solve
Keep record of meeting


Performance management step 3 the performance improvement plan should include

Performance to be improved
Minimum acceptable standard of performance
Remedial steps to be taken
Support and resources police will provide
How and when you will provide feedback
Review progress
Set date for progress meeting
Start date for PIP
Consequences of performance standards aren't met
Signature for both parties


Once PIP is implemented you should

Ensure all agreed assistance is provided
Have diary meetings at the interval agreed
Put in place a system to monitor the employees progress
Note that PIP is specific