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Explain Section 8: Principles
Clue: (a) - (f)

(a) Principled, effective and efficient Policing services
(b) effective Policing relies on a wide measure of public support and confidence
(c) Policing services are provided under a national framework but also have a local community focus
(d) respects human rights
(e) provided independently and impartially
(f) Police employee is required to act professionally, ethically and with integrity


Explain Section 9: Functions of Police
Clue: (a) - (h)

(a) Keeping the peace
(b) Maintaining public service
(c) Law enforcement
(d) Crime prevention
(e) Community Support and Reassurance
(f) National Security
(g) Participation in Policing activities outside New Zealand
(h) Emergency Management


Explain Section 10: Roles of others acknowledged

(1) It is acknowledged that important and valuable roles in the performance of the functions of Police are played by -

(a) public agencies or bodies
(b) holders of certain statutory offices
(c) parts of the private sector

(2) It is also acknowledged that it is often appropriate, or necessary, for the Police to perform some of its functions in co-operation with individual citizens, or agencies or bodies other than the Police.


Explain Section 20: Code of Conduct

(1) The Commissioner must prescribe a code of conduct for Police employees, stating the standards of behaviour expected from Police employees.

(2) It is the duty of every Police employee to conduct himself or herself in accordance with the code of conduct.


Explain Section 30: Command and Control
Clue: (1) - (5)

(1) Every Police employee must obey and be guided by -
(a) general instructions and
(b) The Commissioners circulars and
(c) any applicable local orders

(2) Every Police employee MUST OBEY the LAWFUL commands of a supervisor

(3) In the absence of a supervisor, the Supervisors authority and responsibility devolves on -
(a) The Police employee available who is next in level of position; and
(b) in the case of equality, the longest serving Police employee

(4) No Police employee may, when exercising any power or carrying out any function or duty, act under the direction, command, or control of -
(a) a Minister of the Crown; or
(b) a person who is not authorized by or under this Act or any other enactment or rule of law to direct, command, or control the actions of a Police employee.

(5) Subsection (4) does not apply to a Police employee outside New Zealand who -
(a) is part of an overseas operation within the meaning of S. 86; or
(b) is an employee within the meaning of S. 91.


Explain Section 63: Acting Appointments
Clue: (1) - (4)

(1) In the case of the absence from duty for any reason of a Police employee or in case of a vacancy for any reason and from time to time while the absence or vacancy continues, or for any other special purpose, the Commissioner may -
(a) appoint an employee temporarily to any higher level of position; or
(b) authorise an employee to exercise or perform all or any of the powers and duties under this Act or any other enactment, of any level of position higher than that employees own level of position

(2) Any appointment or authority under this section may be given or made before the occasion arises or while it continues.

(3) No appointment or authority under this section, and nothing done by any employee acting pursuant to the appointment or authority, may be questioned in any proceedings on the ground that -
(a) The occasion has not arisen or had ceased; or
(b) The employee had not been appointed to any level of position to which the authority relates

(4) The Commissioner may at any time revoke any appointment made or authority given under this section.