Police welcome the passing of the Policing Amendment Bill
Police welcome the passing of the Policing
(Constable’s Oaths Validation) Amendment Bill 2013 in
Parliament this afternoon.
The legislation validates the
oaths of office taken by 63 Police employees between 13
October 2009 and 3 July 2013.
The 63 officers were
ex-constables who rejoined the Police and were re-sworn into
their role by District Commanders or Inspectors.
Police Act 1958 the District Commanders and Inspectors were
authorised to administer the oath however their powers were
not specifically recognized in the Policing Act 2008 (which
replaced the 1958 Act).
Police sought legal advice when
this technical issue was identified and acted to rectify the
In addition, all 63 Police employers have now
been re-sworn into their role by a person authorised to
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