State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 No 165
Current version for 27 November 2013 to date (accessed 27 November 2014 at 12:31)

24   Regional Emergency Operations Controller

(1)  The Commissioner of Police is to appoint a Regional Emergency Operations Controller for each region who is to be a police officer holding the position of Region Commander.
(2)  A Regional Emergency Operations Controller may appoint as his or her deputy a person who is:
(a)  a police officer of or above the rank of Superintendent, and
(b)  in the opinion of the Regional Emergency Operations Controller, experienced in emergency management.
(3)  During the absence, or a vacancy in the office, of a Regional Emergency Operations Controller, the Regional Emergency Operations Controller’s deputy has all the functions of the Regional Emergency Operations Controller under this Act.
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