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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 15 August 2020 at 17:55)
195 General authority to use dogs for detecting firearms or explosives
(cf Firearms Act 1996, s 72C)
(1) If a police officer is authorised to search a person for the purpose of detecting a relevant firearms or explosives offence, the officer is entitled to use a dog for that purpose.(2) A police officer is, for the purpose of detecting a relevant firearms or explosives offence, entitled to be accompanied by a dog under the officer’s control if the officer is entitled to enter, or be in or on, particular premises in the exercise of the officer’s functions.(3) Neither the State nor a police officer is liable to any action, liability, claim or demand merely because a dog entered, or was in or on, premises as provided by subsection (2).