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Police powers

Police have a lot of powers to help them carry out their work. Most of these powers are set out in legislation. The following information may help you to understand these powers and what rights and responsibilities you have in different situations about arrest, searching people and their property, public disorder, move along directions, detention of intoxicated persons, seizing goods and more.
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Last reviewed:
November 2023
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