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Inquiries and Custodial Services Unit staff not available today

Our Inquiries and Custodial Services Unit staff are not available today. We are apologise for any inconvenience.They will be available again at 9am on Friday 23 June 2017.

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Ombudsman releases report: Did police provide their name and place of duty?

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has completed his review of police compliance with a statutory requirement to provide their name and place of duty when exercising certain powers, such as search and arrest. The Attorney General tabled the Ombudsman’s report in Parliament last week. Read his media release.

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Ombudsman recommends expiry of preventative detention powers in the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002

The Acting Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has completed the fourth review of the NSW Police Force’s use of the preventative detention and covert search warrant powers in the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002. The Attorney General tabled the Ombudsman’s report in Parliament yesterday. Read his media release.

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We produce a range of publications including general information for the public, guidelines for agencies and organisations we oversight, discussion papers seeking information from the public, final reports at the conclusion of legislative reviews, annual reports outlining the work we have done during the financial year and special reports to Parliament about public interest issues. Some of our publications are also available in community languages.

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This is the second comprehensive investigation that my office has undertaken into the use of Taser weapons by the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF). The first investigation was done at a time when Tasers were only used by police officers within specialist units of the NSWPF. Since that report in 2008, Taser weapons have been rolled out for use by all accredited general duties police officers in NSW.

View Taser footage of selected case studies.

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