(1) A protective service officer must, at all times when he or she is wearing his or her protective service officer uniform, wear his or her identification number clearly visible on the uniform.
Penalty: 5 penalty units.
(2) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .
(3) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) if the defendant proves that his or her identification number was not clearly visible on the uniform as a consequence of:
(a) the act of another person (not being a protective service officer) done without the consent of the defendant; or
(b) an unintentional omission of the defendant.
Note: The defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3). See section 13.4 of the Criminal Code .
(4) The Commissioner must take such steps as are necessary to enable protective service officers to whom subsection (1) applies to comply with that subsection.
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