Police Powers and Responsibilities

Tonga Police Act 2010

A new Tonga Police Act was introduced in 2010 replacing the old 1988 revised edition. The 2010 Act ushered in new police powers and responsibilities to better position the organization in responding to crime and managing public expectations. It recognized technological advances in forensic sciences and transnational crime. It expressly
states community policing as a problem solving approach for the Tonga Police.
 
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