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Police Service Act 2003 (No. 75 of 2003)
Requested:  24 Jul 2014
Consolidated as at:  21 Feb 2012

PART 1 - Preliminary

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Police Service Act 2003.

2. Commencement

This Act commences on a day to be proclaimed.

3. Interpretation

In this Act –

ancillary constable means a person who is –

(a) appointed as an ancillary constable under section 14; or

(b) an ancillary constable by virtue of clause 9 of Schedule 3;

Assistant Commissioner means an Assistant Commissioner appointed under section 10;
authorised person means a person authorised by the Commissioner;
availability means availability as defined in the Police Award;
chairperson means the chairperson of the Police Review Board;
code of conduct means the code of conduct specified in section 42;
commissioned police officer means a police officer of or above the rank of inspector;
Commissioner means the Commissioner of Police appointed under section 6;
complaint means a complaint under Division 2 of Part 3;
conduct includes any act or omission;
demote means to reduce the rank of a police officer to any lower rank;
Deputy Commissioner means the Deputy Commissioner of Police appointed under section 9;
drug means –

(a) a prohibited substance or prohibited plant within the meaning of the Poisons Act 1971; and

(b) a substance included in Schedule 2, 3, 4 or 8 to the Poisons List Order 2001; and

(c) a controlled substance within the meaning of the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001; and

(d) a substance included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods established under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 of the Commonwealth; and

(e) a metabolite of a substance mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d);

duties includes functions and responsibilities;
integrity test means a test referred to in Division 3 of Part 3;
junior constable means a junior constable appointed under section 15;
legal practitioner means an Australian legal practitioner;
merit means merit as specified in section 21;
non-commissioned police officer means a police officer below the rank of inspector;
Police Award means an award, determination, decision, order or agreement in force under the Industrial Relations Act 1984 relating to police officers, trainees and junior constables;
police dog means a dog that is used by police officers in performing any duties or exercising any powers of police officers;
police-dog handler means a police officer whose duties include handling a police dog;
Police Gazette means the Police Gazette published under section 94;
Police Manual means the Police Manual published under section 93;
police officer means –

(a) a member of the Police Service, other than a trainee or junior constable; and

(b) a person seconded or transferred to the Police Service as a police officer;

Police Review Board means the Police Review Board established under section 53;
Police Service means the Police Service established under section 4;
Promotion Selection Committee means a committee established under section 17;
Qualification and Accreditation Committee means the committee established under section 16;
qualified person means –

(a) a medical practitioner; or

(b) a registered nurse or an enrolled nurse;

rank means a rank specified in section 4(2);
review means a review under Part 4;
senior officer means a person who is determined under section 5 to be senior to another person;
special constable means a person who is appointed as a special constable under section 13;
standby means standby as defined in the Police Award;
termination means a termination of an appointment that is not as a result of the expiry of the instrument of appointment;
trainee means a person who is –

(a) appointed as a trainee under section 15; or

(b) a trainee by virtue of clause 10 of Schedule 3.



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