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Customs Act 1901 - CEO Directions No. 1 of 2015

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Directions/Other as made
This direction relates to the operation of the Use of Force Order (2015).
Administered by: Home Affairs
Made 28 Jan 2015
Registered 02 Feb 2015
Tabled HR 09 Feb 2015
Tabled Senate 09 Feb 2015

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

CEO DIRECTIONS No. 1 of 2015

SUBSECTION 189A(2) OF THE CUSTOMS ACT 1901

I, ROMAN QUAEDVLIEG, Chief Executive Officer of Customs, under subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act 1901, give the following directions relating to the deployment of approved firearms and other approved items of personal defence equipment:

1.         An authorised arms issuing officer shall ensure that a person to whom approved firearms or approved items of personal defence equipment (other than anti-ballistic clothing) are issued is the holder of a valid and current qualification in accordance with Use of Force Order (2015).

2.         Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment must be deployed and used in accordance with Use of Force Order (2015).

3.         Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment shall be stored according to the guidelines referred to in Use of Force Order (2015).  Any failure to store any approved firearms or approved items of personal defence equipment in the manner provided therein shall be reported to the authorised arms issuing officer.

4.         An officer of Customs may only use force in accordance with the procedures set out in Use of Force Order (2015).  This includes where an officer of Customs is exercising powers to:

a)     restrain;

b)     detain;

c)     physically restrain;

d)     arrest;

e)     enter or remain on coasts, airports, ports, bays, harbours, lakes and rivers;

f)      execute a seizure or search warrant;

g)     remove persons from a restricted area; or

h)     board, detain vessels or require assistance.

CEO Directions No. 1 of 2010, dated 3 August 2010, is revoked.

This instrument takes effect on the day after it is registered.

Dated:  28 January 2015

 

ROMAN QUAEDVLIEG
Chief Executive Officer of Customs