OmbudsmanNT Report to The Honourable John Elferink MLA Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Compliance by Northern Territory Police Force with Surveillance Devices Act Second Report 2015
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11 7. ANNUAL REPORTS. 7.1 - Section 59 The chief officer of a law enforcement agency must give a report to the Minister each financial year with documented information. Inspection 16 June 2015: At the time of inspection the statutory period ending 30 June 2015 had not expired. 8. KEEPING DOCUMENTS FOR WARRANTS AND EMERGENCY AUTHORISATIONS. 8.1 - Section 60(a) The Chief Officer retained each warrant issued to a law enforcement officer of the agency. Inspection 16 June 2015. Original warrants and ancillary documentation were inspected, each contained within its own warrant file. The Commissioner of Police has delegated his powers in relation to record keeping under the Act to the Commander, Crime and Specialist Service Command. All original and copied files are held within a secure facility situated in the Technical and Covert Section. 8.2 - Section 60(b) The Chief Officer of the law enforcement agency retained each notice given to the Chief Officer (by a Judge or Magistrate) under section 25(4) of revocation of a warrant. Inspection 16 June 2015 8 warrants were revoked during this reporting period with the warrant file in each case containing the notice given by a Judge or Magistrate in compliance with section 25(4). 8.3 - Section 60(c) The Chief Officer retained each emergency authorisation given to a law enforcement officer of the agency. Inspection 16 June 2015. There were 3 emergency authorisations sought during this reporting period. A copy of the emergency authorisations in each case was sighted during inspection. 8.4 - Section 60(d) The Chief Officer retained each application made by a law enforcement officer of the agency for an emergency authorisation. Inspection 16 June 2015: 3 applications were made for emergency authorisations and retained. 8.5 - Section 60(e)(i) The Chief Officer retained a copy of each application made by a law enforcement officer of the agency for a warrant. Inspection 16 June 2015. All files inspected contained original and copied documents of the warrant application and ancillary documentation.
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