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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II REGISTRATION OF CRIMINALS

Part IIA SPENT CRIMINAL RECORDS

Part III TAKING OF FINGER IMPRESSIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND PARTICULARS

Part IV tAKING OF BODY SAMPLES

Part V MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Registrable Crimes

SECOND SCHEDULE Registrable Crimes in Respect of Which Registration May be Dispensed With under Section 7

THIRD SCHEDULE Offences for Which Criminal Record Cannot be Spent

Legislative History

 
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PART III
TAKING OF FINGER IMPRESSIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND PARTICULARS
Finger impressions, photographs and particulars of person under arrest
8.  Any authorised officer may —
(a)
take or cause to be taken the finger impressions and photographs of any person under arrest who is accused of any crime;
(b)
make or cause to be made a record of the registrable particulars and any other particulars of such person; and
(c)
send any finger impression, photograph or record so taken or made to the Registrar for identification and report.
[45/2002 wef 13/02/2003]
Finger impressions, photographs and particulars of convicted person
9.  When a person has been convicted of a crime, the authorised officer in charge of the case shall —
(a)
take or cause to be taken the finger impressions and photographs of the person so convicted;
(b)
make or cause to be made a record of —
(i)
the particulars of the conviction and the sentence or order made in respect of that person; and
(ii)
any other particulars of that person as the authorised officer thinks necessary; and
(c)
send a copy of the finger impression, photograph and record so taken or made to the Registrar.
[45/2002 wef 13/02/2003]
Acquittal or discharge of person from whom finger impressions, etc., taken under section 8
10.  Where the finger impressions, photographs and registrable particulars of a person have been sent to the Registrar under section 8(c) for identification and report and that person is subsequently acquitted or discharged without a conviction being recorded against him —
(a)
the authorised officer in charge of the case shall immediately inform the Registrar of the acquittal or discharge; and
(b)
the Registrar shall cause the finger impressions, photographs and registrable particulars that he had received in respect of that person under section 8(c) to be destroyed.
[45/2002 wef 13/02/2003]
Finger impressions of prisoners and banishees
11.
—(1)  The officer in charge of any prison shall cause the finger impressions and photograph of every prisoner convicted of a crime or ordered to be banished, expelled or deported to be taken as soon as possible, and shall attach a description of the prisoner, including his sex, age or apparent age, bodily appearance, height and any distinctive marks appearing on the person, together with the name or names by which the prisoner is or is believed to have been known, and any other available information as to the personal identity of the prisoner, and also particulars of the crime of which the prisoner has been convicted or of the order of banishment, expulsion or deportation made against him.
(2)  Such officer shall forthwith record in his own office one copy of such photograph, finger impressions and description, and shall forward to the Registrar —
(a)
in the case of a prisoner convicted of a crime, one copy of those finger impressions and description and, if required by the Registrar, one copy of the photograph;
(b)
in the case of a prisoner ordered to be banished, expelled or deported, 3 copies, or such greater number of copies as the Registrar may require, of the photograph, finger impressions and description.
(3)  Every copy of a photograph, finger impressions or description recorded or forwarded under subsection (2) shall be authenticated with the signature of the officer recording or forwarding the same.
(4)  This section shall not apply in the case of any prisoner in respect of whom the Commissioner of Police may have given any general or particular direction under section 7.
Particulars of removal of banishee
12.
—(1)  When a person is removed from Singapore or from any part thereof in execution of an order of banishment, expulsion or deportation, the police officer responsible for the execution of the order shall —
(a)
take or cause to be taken on the warrant of execution (if any) or on the order of banishment, expulsion or deportation, if no warrant of execution thereof has been issued, a thumb impression of the person being removed;
(b)
endorse on the warrant of execution (if any) or on the order of banishment, expulsion or deportation if no warrant of execution thereof has been issued, particulars of the date, place and manner of removal;
(c)
authenticate the endorsement with his signature; and
(d)
return forthwith to the Minister the order of banishment, expulsion or deportation and the warrant of execution thereof (if any) duly endorsed and authenticated as aforesaid.
(2)  The Minister shall cause every such order and warrant which is returned to him as aforesaid to be forwarded as soon as possible to the Registrar.
Duty to submit to taking of photographs and finger impressions
13.
—(1)  It shall be the duty of every person under arrest who is accused of a crime and every person who is convicted of a crime or ordered to be banished, expelled or deported —
(a)
to submit to the taking of his photograph and his finger impressions; and
(b)
to provide such registrable particulars and other particulars as may be required under this Act.
(2)  Where a person to whom subsection (1) applies refuses, without reasonable excuse, to submit to the taking of his photograph or finger impressions or to provide any registrable particulars or other particulars when lawfully required by an authorised officer or by an officer in charge of a prison —
(a)
that person shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to both; and
(b)
the authorised officer or officer in charge of the prison may, with such assistance as is required, use such force as is reasonably necessary for the purposes of taking the photograph or finger impressions of that person.
[45/2002 wef 13/02/2003]