Contents (1979 - 13)
Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
8 Identification cards
(1) A Coastal Authority is to issue an identification card that complies with this section to each authorised officer.(2) The identification card must:(a) state that it is issued under this Act, and(b) give the name of the person to whom it is issued, and(c) state the date (if any) on which it expires, and(d) describe the kinds of premises to which the powers of the authorised officer extend, and(e) state any limitations on the functions that the authorised officer is authorised to exercise under this Act that are imposed by the authorised officer’s instrument of appointment.(3) Each authorised officer who is not a police officer must:(a) carry his or her identification card as an authorised officer while exercising functions under this Act, and(b) if requested to do so by any person affected by the exercise of a function by an authorised officer under this Act, produce the officer’s identification card to the person.Note.See Part 15 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 in relation to a police officer’s obligation to produce evidence that the police officer is a police officer (unless the police officer is in uniform).(4) A person who has been issued with an identification card and who stops being an authorised officer must return his or her identification card to the appropriate Coastal Authority as soon as practicable.(5) A person must not contravene subsection (4) without reasonable excuse.Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.