Flashcards in Police Safety Orders Deck (14):
What is a police safety order?
It is an order issued by a constable to a 'bound person' to ensure the protection of the person at risk.
Who can issue a PSO?
Any constable if authorised by a sergeant or above.
What are the 4 options available to Police when attending a Family violence incident?
(1) No further action.
(2) warning - after review of file by FV coordinator.
(3) Issue a PSO, when you have insufficient evidence to arrest.
When contemplating issuing a PSO what other factors must you consider?
- Has the aggressor used DV before?
- is the aggressor using DV against any other people?
- is the aggressor likely to use DV against the person at risk?
- the welfare of any children with the person at risk.
The hardship if a PSO is issued.
Do police need the permission of the person at risk to issue a PSO?
Who cannot have a PSO issued against them?
A child = anyone under 17, not married.
How long can a constable intending to issue a PSO against a person detain that person?
2 hours - for the purpose of:
- Seeking authorization from sergeant or above
- issue order
- serve the order
If a PSO is issued what must a bound person surrender?
Any weapon under his control (including firearms)
Any firearms licence held.
What other conditions are contained in the PSO?
- Physical or sexual abuse.
- damage to property
- psychological abuse
- encourage any other person to behave in the above ways
- watch, loiter or prevent access to the p.a.r
- enter/remain on land where the p.a.r is.
- contact the person at risk.
When does a PSO come into force?
How long is a PSO?
No longer the 5 days.
Whiting what timeframe should a PSO be served?
Within 48 hours.
When serving a PSO what must you explain to the bound person?
PURPOSE of the order
EFFECT of the order
DURATION of the order
CONSEQUENCES of contravening the order