Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 1 December 2014 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 15:24)
Part 9Division 3Section 126

126   Provision of information to friend, relative or guardian

(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 356Q)

(1)  The custody manager for a detained person must inform the person orally of any request for information as to the whereabouts of the person made by a person who claims to be a friend, relative or guardian of the detained person.
(2)  The custody manager must provide, or arrange for the provision of, that information to the person who made the request unless:
(a)  the detained person does not agree to that information being provided, or
(b)  the custody manager believes on reasonable grounds that the person requesting the information is not a friend, relative or guardian of the detained person, or
(c)  the custody manager believes on reasonable grounds that doing so is likely to result in:
(i)  an accomplice of the detained person avoiding arrest, or
(ii)  the concealment, fabrication, destruction or loss of evidence or the intimidation of a witness, or
(iii)  hindering the recovery of any person or property concerned in the offence under investigation, or
(iv)  bodily injury being caused to any other person.
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