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Section 60B Crimes Act 1900
Assaults Against Officers Families

Section 60B of the Crimes Act is the offence of Assaults Against Officers Families and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 60B of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Assaults Against Officers Families’ and reads as follows:

60B Actions against third parties connected with law enforcement officers

(1) A person who assaults, stalks, harasses or intimidates any person with whom a law enforcement officer has a domestic relationship, with the intention of causing the law enforcement officer to fear physical or mental harm:
(a) as a consequence of, or in retaliation for, actions undertaken by the law enforcement officer in the execution of the officer’s duty, or
(b) because the law enforcement officer is a law enforcement officer,
is liable to imprisonment for 5 years.

(2) A person who obtains personal information about a person with whom a law enforcement officer has a domestic relationship, with the intention of using or permitting the use of the information to cause the officer to fear physical or mental harm:
(a) as a consequence of, or in retaliation for, actions undertaken by the law enforcement officer in the execution of the officer’s duty, or
(b) because the law enforcement officer is a law enforcement officer,
is liable to imprisonment for 5 years.

(3) For the purposes of this section, causing a law enforcement officer to fear physical or mental harm includes causing the officer to fear physical or mental harm to another person with whom he or she has a domestic relationship.

(4) For the purposes of this section, a person intends to cause fear of physical or mental harm if he or she knows that the conduct is likely to cause fear in the other person.

(5) For the purposes of this section, the prosecution is not required to prove that the person alleged to have been assaulted, stalked, harassed or intimidated, or the law enforcement officer, actually feared physical or mental harm.

(6) In this section, “domestic relationship” has the same meaning as in the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.

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