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Crime scene warrants

94 Crime scene warrants

(1) A police officer may apply to an authorised officer for a crime scene warrant if the police officer suspects on reasonable grounds that it is necessary for the police officer or another police officer to exercise crime scene powers at specified premises for the purpose of preserving, or searching for and gathering, evidence of the commission of--
(a) a serious indictable offence, or
(b) an offence that is being, or was, or may have been, committed in connection with a traffic accident that has resulted in the death of or serious injury to a person.
(2) The authorised officer may, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for doing so, issue a crime scene warrant authorising any police officer to enter premises, to establish a crime scene on the premises (if a crime scene has not already been established) and to exercise all reasonably necessary crime scene powers at, or in relation to, a specified crime scene.
(2A) A crime scene warrant may, if a crime scene in relation to an offence is established on more than one set of premises, apply to each of those sets of premises.
(3) A police officer may, in accordance with the warrant and this Part, exercise all reasonably necessary crime scene powers.
(4) A crime scene power that may be exercised by a police officer under this section (other than the powers set out in section 95(1)(a)-(f) and (k)) may be exercised by a scene of crime officer, but only with the authority of a police officer who is responsible for executing the warrant.
Note 1 : For provisions relating generally to applications for crime scene warrants and other matters, see section 59.
Note 2 : A police officer may be assisted in the exercise of crime scene powers--see section 71.

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