Citation(s) from the literature library

Matthews, Neville. 2002 ‘Introduction.’ NZ Police Arms Manual; 2002. Wellington: New Zealand Police. 1 November

Relevant contents

The introduction of the Arms Act 1983, the Arms Amendment Act 1992 and the Arms
Regulations 1992 heralded an enlightened approach to arms legislation in this country.

This manual has been written to provide members of the Police with an explanation of legislation and also to outline Police policy and procedures aimed at promoting both the safe use and control of firearms and other weapons.

The Arms Manual will be on the Police website ( and updated on a regular basis to ensure members are kept acquainted with any changes that take place. Arms control staff should ensure they maintain their hard copy of this Manual.

Should further elaboration or explanation of the contents of this manual be required, contact should be made with the Manager: Licensing and Vetting at Police National Headquarters.

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