Children (Protection and Parental Responsibility) Act 1997 No 78
Current version for 10 September 2012 to date (accessed 27 January 2015 at 01:26)

26   Exercise of functions under Division by police officer

(1)  A police officer may exercise functions under this Division without further authority than that conferred by this Division, and is to act in conformity with any relevant directions issued by the Commissioner of Police.
(2)  The regulations may limit the circumstances, and regulate the manner, in which functions conferred on police officers by this Division may be exercised.
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