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CRIMES (ADMINISTRATION OF SENTENCES) REGULATION 2014 - REG 296

Safety procedures on issue or receipt of firearms

296 Safety procedures on issue or receipt of firearms

(1) On commencing a duty involving the carrying of a firearm, a correctional officer must examine the firearm (and any accompanying ammunition) in the presence of the person from whom the officer receives the firearm.
(2) An examination must include any approved procedures.
(3) If a correctional officer discovers, on an examination--
(a) a defect in any firearm or ammunition, or
(b) an incorrect number of rounds of ammunition,
the officer must report the fact to the officer in charge of the correctional centre armoury from which the firearm was drawn.
(4) The officer in charge of the correctional centre armoury must substitute another firearm or new ammunition, or supplement the number of rounds, as the case requires.



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