Customs Act 1901 - CEO Directions No. 1 of 2012

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
CEO DIRECTIONS No. 1 of 2012
 
SUBSECTION 189A(2) OF THE CUSTOMS ACT 1901 (C.I.) and
subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act (C.K.I)
I, MICHAEL JOSEPH CARMODY, Comptroller of the Indian Ocean Territories Customs Service, under subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act 1901 (C.I.) and subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act 1901 (C.K.I.), 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 qualification in accordance with CEO Order 1(2010) - Use of Force.
2.                  Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment must be deployed and used in accordance with the same obligations and limitations in CEO Order 1 (2010) - Use of Force that apply to the deployment and use of approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment in relation to an officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
3.                  Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment shall be stored according to the same guidelines set out in CEO Order 1 (2010) - Use of Force that apply in relation to the storage of such items by an officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.  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 may only use force in accordance with the same procedures set out in CEO Order 1 (2010) - Use of Force that apply to an officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.  This includes in any of the following circumstances:
a)         aiming or discharging a firearm, other than for the purpose of destroying an animal or signalling a vessel to heave to;
b)        drawing or using a baton against another person;
c)         aiming or using a chemical agent;
d)        using any compliance or restraint hold, strike, kick or other operational safety application against another person; or
e)         using handcuffs or similar restraint against a person.
This instrument takes effect on the day after it is registered.
 
Dated:  14 August 2012
 
 
Michael Joseph Carmody
Comptroller of the Indian Ocean Territories Customs Service