CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAB - Controlled operations  

Division 4 - Compliance and monitoring  

SECTION 15HT   Power to obtain relevant information  

(1)  
If the Ombudsman has reasonable grounds to believe that a law enforcement officer of a particular law enforcement agency (whether or not the agency is an authorising agency) is able to give information relevant to an inspection under this Division of an authorising agency's records, subsections (2) and (3) have effect.

(2)  
The Ombudsman may, by writing given to the law enforcement officer, require the officer to give the information to the Ombudsman:


(a) by writing signed by the officer; and


(b) at a specified place and within a specified period.

(3)  
The Ombudsman may, by writing given to the law enforcement officer, require the officer to attend:


(a) before a specified inspecting officer; and


(b) at a specified place; and


(c) within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day;

to answer questions relevant to the inspection.

(4)  
If the Ombudsman:


(a) has reasonable grounds to believe that a law enforcement officer of a particular law enforcement agency (whether or not the agency is an authorising agency) is able to give information relevant to an inspection under this Division of an authorising agency's records; and


(b) does not know the officer's identity;

the Ombudsman may, by writing given to the chief officer of the agency, require the chief officer, or a person nominated by the chief officer, to attend:


(c) before a specified inspecting officer; and


(d) at a specified place; and


(e) within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day;

to answer questions relevant to the inspection.

(5)  
The place, and the period or the time and day, specified in a requirement under this section, must be reasonable having regard to the circumstances in which the requirement is made.




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