Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 1 December 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 13:59)
Part 3Division 1

Division 1 General powers to require identity to be disclosed

11   Identity may be required to be disclosed

(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 563)

(1)  A police officer may request a person whose identity is unknown to the officer to disclose his or her identity if the officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the person may be able to assist in the investigation of an alleged indictable offence because the person was at or near the place where the alleged indictable offence occurred, whether before, when, or soon after it occurred.
(2)  A police officer may request a person whose identity is unknown to the officer to disclose his or her identity if the officer proposes to give a direction to the person in accordance with Part 14 for the person to leave a place.
Note. Safeguards relating to the exercise of power under this section are set out in Part 15.

12   Failure to disclose identity

(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 563)

A person who is requested by a police officer in accordance with section 11 to disclose his or her identity must not, without reasonable excuse, fail or refuse to comply with the request.

Maximum penalty: 2 penalty units.

13   False or misleading information about identity

(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 563)

A person must not, without reasonable excuse, in response to a request made by a police officer in accordance with this Division:
(a)  give a name that is false in a material particular, or
(b)  give an address other than the person’s full and correct address.

Maximum penalty: 2 penalty units.

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