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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 23 March 2020 to date (accessed 4 June 2020 at 06:35)
85 Powers that may be exercised on entry into premises
(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 357H)
(1) A police officer who enters a dwelling pursuant to a power conferred by or under this Part is to take only the action in the dwelling that is reasonably necessary—(a) to investigate whether a domestic violence offence has been committed, and(b) to render aid to any person who appears to be injured, and(c) to exercise any lawful power to arrest a person, and(d) to prevent the commission or further commission of a domestic violence offence.(2) A police officer who so enters a dwelling must inquire as to the presence of any firearms in the dwelling and, if informed that there is or are a firearm or firearms, must take all such action as is reasonably practicable to search for and to seize and detain the firearm or firearms.(3) A police officer who so enters a dwelling is to remain in the dwelling only as long as is necessary to take the actions required or permitted by this Part.