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Some brief details

Many JPs through circumstances or inclination do not carry out all of the functions they are empowered to undertake.
The following brief details may be of interest:

• Approximately 7,000 are members of one of our 29 affiliated associations

• Approximately 4-500 non members still operate devoid of any ongoing training or support

• About 70 complaints are received by the Royal Federation each year - 50% of those received relate to this last group.

• Approximately 400 have agreed to make themselves available from time to time to exercise the summary jurisdiction of District Courts

• An unknown number act as Nominated Witnesses under the CYFS legislation where youths are interviewed by the Police

• The same circumstance applies with the Mental Health Act

• A small number (20 or so) who act under the Customs/Civil Aviation legislation in a similar capacity where passengers are subject to specific searching - this is mainly at Christchurch International Airport and also Palmerston North

• Some other small groups deal with requests under specific legislation

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