Section 69D Companion Animals Act 1998 | Search Warrants

The Legislation

Section 69D of the Companion Animals Act 1998 is Search Warrants and is extracted below.

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69D Search warrants

(1) A police officer may apply to a relevant person for the issue of a search warrant if the officer believes on reasonable grounds that an offence under this Act or the regulations is being or has been committed on any property.

(2) The relevant person may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a search warrant authorising a police officer named in the warrant:
(a) to enter the property, and
(b) to exercise any of the functions of an authorised officer under section 69B.

(3) Division 4 of Part 5 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 applies to a search warrant issued under this section. Among other things, Division 4 of Part 5 of that Act provides for the use of reasonable force to enter premises (see section 70) and enables a person to execute a search warrant with the aid of assistants (see section 71).

(4) In this section:”relevant person” means an authorised officer within the meaning of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.