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Who can issue a PSO?

Rank of sergeant or above

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PSO general info:

-PSO is issued when an offence cannot be proven or no arrest is made.

-Bound person must SURRENDER FIREARMS LICENCE.

-Can detain at a place or police station to issue a PSO.

-Police do not need consent from the person at risk to issue a PSO

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How long can you detain someone after issuing a PSO?

When issuing a PSO you may DETAIN THE PERSON FOR TWO HOURS.

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How long does a PSO last for?

PSO lasts NO LONGER the 5 DAYS

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How long do you have to serve a PSO?

PSO must be SERVED WITHIN 48 HOURS or it expires

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Action taken if PSO is breached?

If a PSO is breached, bring them before the court within 24hrs, if not within 24hrs summons them to court.

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Arrestable offences with PSO's:

-Fails or refuses to remain at a place where they are detained.
-Fails to comply with conditions of a PSO.
--->When arresting consider WEEP.

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What are the four options available to Police when attending a family violence incident:

-NO FURTHER ACTION (consider advising on POs or victim support)

-WARNING (after review from a family violence coordinator)

-ISSUE A PSO (when insufficient to make an arrest but you BELIEVE the person is still at risk)

-ARREST (if offence disclosed and sufficient evidence to arrest)

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How long can a Constable intending to issue a PSO against a person, detain that person?

2 hours

-Seek authorisation from a qualified constable
-Issue the order
-Serve the order

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Do police need consent of the 'person at risk' to issue a PSO?

No.
This also avoids the blame being issued at the person for police issue.

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When does a PSO come into force?

Immediately after issue.

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Who cannot have a PSO issued against them?

A child (a person under 17 -not including a married/de facto person)