Commissioners for Declarations and Justices of the Peace act as a check and balance on the powers of state authorities, including the Queensland Police Service and provide valuable services to our communities.
Commissioner for Declarations (Cdec)
A Commissioner for Declarations is a volunteer who assists the community by administering oaths and affirmattons and by witnessing documents. These documents include:
A Commissioner for Declarations does not have a judicial function.
Justice of the Peace (JP)
Justices of the Peace are volunteers who fall into 1 of 2 categories and, in addition to the responsibilities of Commissioners for Declarations, can also have judicial duties.
Justices of the Peace can be called upon to assist with duties such as:
Issuing of Search Warrants
Issuing of Arrest Warrants
Granting of Bail
Depending on which category they fall into, Justices of the Peace can also play a role in Magistrates Courts.