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NO. 16]Friday, August 2 [2002

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 24th May 2002 and assented to by the President on 31st May 2002:—
Police Force (Amendment) Act 2002

(No. 3 of 2002)

I assent.

31st May 2002.
Date of Commencement: 1st August 2002
An Act to amend the Police Force Act (Chapter 235 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Police Force (Amendment) Act 2002 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
New section 58B
2.  The Police Force Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 58A, the following section:
Intelligence officers
58B.—(1)  An intelligence officer who is designated by the Minister for the purposes of this section —
(a)shall have all the powers of investigation conferred on police officers in relation to the investigation of offences under the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68) or under such other written law as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, prescribe and shall be deemed to be a police officer not below the rank of inspector of police; and
(b)shall be entitled to such protection and privilege under section 37 as if he were a police officer.
(2)  An intelligence officer so designated by the Minister under subsection (1) shall also be deemed to be a police officer for the purposes of the Internal Security Act (Cap. 143).
(3)  The Minister may, in his discretion, confer the powers of an Assistant Superintendent of Police or Superintendent of Police under such written law as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, prescribe, on such intelligence officer as he may determine.
(4)  Apart from this section and section 37, this Act shall not apply to any intelligence officer.
(5)  In this section, “intelligence officer” means a public officer who is appointed to the Intelligence Service.”.