ADMINISTRATION OF ACT
—(1) The Minister may appoint any officer or employee of the Board to be the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation.
(2) The Commissioner shall, subject to any general or special directions of the Minister, be responsible for the administration of this Act and may perform such duties as are imposed and may exercise such powers as are conferred upon him by this Act or any other written law.
(3) The Commissioner may appoint, by name or office, from among —
public officers; or
officers of the Board,
such number of authorised officers as he considers necessary for the purpose of assisting him in administering and carrying out the provisions of this Act or any other written law.
(4) Any powers conferred on and duties to be performed by the Commissioner under this Act or any other written law may, subject to any general or special directions of the Commissioner, be exercised or performed by any authorised officer.
(5) The Commissioner may appoint, by name or office, any officer of the Board or any public officer as a park ranger who may exercise within any national park, nature reserve or public park, the powers conferred on a park ranger under Part VII.
(6) Every authorised officer and park ranger shall be subject to the general supervision of the Commissioner.
[Parks and Trees 1996 Ed., s. 3]
5. The Commissioner, every authorised officer and park ranger shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Penal Code (Cap. 224).
[Parks and Trees 1996 Ed., s. 3 (4)]
—(1) The Commissioner or any authorised officer or park ranger, when exercising any of the powers conferred upon him by this Act shall, if not in uniform, declare his office and, on demand, produce such identification card as may be issued to him for the purposes of this Act or any other written law.
(2) It shall not be an offence for any person to refuse to comply with any request, demand or order made by the Commissioner or any authorised officer or park ranger not in uniform, who fails to declare his office and refuses to produce his identification card on demand being made by that person.
[Parks and Trees 1996 Ed., s. 21]