Flashcards in Police Safety Orders Deck (12)
Who can issue a PSO?
Rank of sergeant or above
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
How long can you detain someone after issuing a PSO?
When issuing a PSO you may DETAIN THE PERSON FOR TWO HOURS.
How long does a PSO last for?
PSO lasts NO LONGER the 5 DAYS
How long do you have to serve a PSO?
PSO must be SERVED WITHIN 48 HOURS or it expires
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.
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.
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)
How long can a Constable intending to issue a PSO against a person, detain that person?
-Seek authorisation from a qualified constable
-Issue the order
-Serve the order
Do police need consent of the 'person at risk' to issue a PSO?
This also avoids the blame being issued at the person for police issue.
When does a PSO come into force?
Immediately after issue.