Notice on the military's conduct of police tasks at sea
Pursuant to section 15 of the Act No. 122 of 27. February 2001 for military purposes, tasks and organization, etc. and after negotiation with the Ministry of Justice lays down the following:
§ 1. The defense may be authorized, in connection with its other task the safeguarding of the sea to assist the police to carry out police tasks at sea.
(2). Policing tasks include
1) prevention and averting danger of disturbance of the public peace and order and danger to individuals and public security,
2) to bring an end to criminal activities and to investigate and prosecute criminal offences, as well as
3) to execute control and supervisory functions in accordance with the applicable legislation.
(3). The performance of the tasks referred to in paragraph 2 shall be in accordance with the rules which apply to police the performance of those tasks. The military's current technical, operational and security provisions will in fact apply.
§ 2. The armed forces ' performance of police tasks at sea occurs during the police leadership. This implies that the police instructing on the framework for the task solution, including on the possible use of force and power resources.
§ 3. Note the Defense relationship with the sea, which means that there is a need for police intervention, shall be immediately contacting the police in accordance with the guidelines agreed under section 6.
(2). Inquiries can be to the national police or, if there is talk about conditions in Faroese or Greenlandic waters, respectively Chief of police on the Faroe Islands or the Chief of police in Greenland.
§ 4. Nearby there is a danger that the purposes, otherwise will be wasted, can the defense, without waiting to hear Police instructions, perform the acts necessary for the performance of the in clause 1 (2) of the aforementioned tasks. The Defense must then contact the police as soon as possible for further instruction, see. § 2.
§ 5. Persons, objects or goods which come in military custody in connection with the performance of police tasks at sea, shall be transferred as soon as possible to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
§ 6. The defense and national police agreements modalities for cooperation under this Ordinance, including those relating to the training of armed forces personnel with a view to the performance of police tasks at sea.
§ 7. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. June 2008.
(2). Royal Decree No. 513 of 2. October 1940 _ the Police Authority for the Navy's Ships and aircraft are hereby repealed.
The Defense Ministry, the 10. March 2008 Søren Gade/Jens h. Garly