Search and Surveillance Bill
The Police Association welcomes the introduction of the Search and Surveillance Bill. It provides not only an opportunity to codify existing law, but also to update provisions to take account of new and emerging crime patterns (such as organised crime) and new technology.
It also provides an opportunity to reconsider jurisprudence that has emerged over the years in regard to (for example) human source information as justification for a search warrant, in order to ensure the underlying policy considerations are appropriately balanced.
See the original submission from 2009 and supplementary submission in response to the Committee's interim report (2010) for further details.