Protected Places and Areas Act, 1966
Act 13 of 1966
- Commenced on 26 August 1966
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Protected Places and Areas Act, 1966.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“authorized officer” means—(a)a police officer of or above the rank of sub-inspector, or(b)a regional secretary, or(c)a person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected place or a protected area and authorized to do so under section 3, or(d)such other person or class of person as the Minister may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare to be an authorized officer either generally, or respect of a specified place or area or class of place or area;“classified information or document” means any information or document specified by the Minister to involve the security of the Government;“Minister” means the Prime Minister;“premises” means land and any building or other structure thereon;“protected area” means an area declared under section 5, to be a protected area;“protected place” means premises declared, under section 4, to be a protected place.
3. Authorization of guards and watchmenA regional secretary, or a police officer of or above the rank of assistant superintendent, may in writing authorize a person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected area, to exercise the functions of an authorized officer in such place or area.
4. Protected places
5. Protected areas
6. Publication of orders
7. Measures for protection of protected place or area
8. Safeguarding of information
10. Power to arrestA police officer may arrest a person reasonably suspected of committing an offence under this Act without a warrant.
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
26 August 1966