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Police (Amendment) Act 2018


REPUBLIC OF VANUATU


POLICE (AMENDMENT)
ACT
NO. 15 OF 2018

Arrangement of Sections


1 Amendment
2 Commencement



REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

Assent: 06/07/2018
Commencement: 10/07/2018

POLICE (AMENDMENT)
ACT
NO. 15 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Police Act [CAP 105].

Be it enacted by the President and Parliament as follows-

  1. Amendment

The Police Act [CAP 105] is amended as set out in the Schedule.

  1. Commencement

This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette.

SCHEDULE

AMENDMENTS OF THE POLICE ACT [CAP 105]

  1. After Part 4

Insert

PART 4A COMMUNITY POST
45C Establishment of Community Post

The Commissioner may establish a community post within defined geographical areas for purposes of providing security services to persons within that area.

45D Appointment of member of a Community Post

The Commissioner may appoint suitable persons to be members of a Community Post to serve within defined geographical areas.

45E Powers of members of a Community Post

(1) The Commissioner may vest such powers as provided under Part 4 of this Act to any member of a Community Post.

(2) A power vested under subsection (1),is not limited to any geographical area in respect of which that member is appointed.

45F Removal of a member of a Community Post

(1) If the Commissioner, after inquiry, is satisfied that a member has failed to meet reasonable performance standards, the Commissioner may remove that person as a member of a Community Post.

(2) Whenever an inquiry is made in respect of the performance of a member of a Community Post under this section, that member must be informed in writing of the allegations made against him or her and he or she may within 14 days, respond in writing to the Commissioner, on the allegations.

(3) Before reaching a decision, the Commissioner must take into account any response made under subsection (2).

45G Regulations relating to members of a Community Post

(1) The Minister may, on the recommendation of the Commission, prescribe the following matters in relation to the members of a Community Post:

(a) the functions to be discharged by the members of a Community Post; and

(b) the qualification for membership of each Community Post; and

(c) the seniority of the members of a Community Post; and

(d) the process and the requirements for promotion of the members of a Community Post; and

(e) the structure of a Community Post; and

(f) the payment of services rendered by the members of a Community Post; and

(g) any other matter that is necessary to assist with the performance of the functions of the members of the Community Post and its management.”


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