Police Powers mind map

Brief mindmap of police powers with the main statutes etc.

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  • Police Powers
    • Codes of practice
      • A - Reasonable suspicion (not based on age, gender or race)
      • B - Search of premises
      • C -Fairly questioned, detained and treated
      • D - Methods of identification
      • E - Tape recording interviews
      • F - Visual and audio recording interviews
      • G - Statutory powers of arrest
      • H - Detention of terrorism suspects
    • PACE 1984
      • Section 1-7: Stop and search
        • Section 2 (9) JOG search
        • Section 1 Stop and search under reasonable suspicion
      • Section 24 Powers of arrest
        • Section 24 (A) Power of arrest by private citizen
      • Section 46 Arrest for breaching police bail
      • Section 56 Right to having someone informed of your arrest (up to 36 hours)
      • Section 58 Right to legal advice
      • Section 61 Fingerprints can be taken by force
      • Section 62/3 Intimate samples
      • Section 76 Statement gathered via oppression can't be used in court
    • Useful statutes
      • Section 1 Magistrates Court Act 1980
        • Gives warrant for arrest
      • Terrorism Act 2000
        • Detention maybe extended up to 14 days for terrorism suspects
    • Detention
      • Arrives at the station and custody officer decides if there is a reason to detain the individual
      • 6 hours - First review by the custody officer
      • 15 hours and every 9 hours after - Second and subsequent reviews by custody officer
      • 24 hours : Summary offence must release or charge. indictable offence superintendent or above is needed to extend detention up to 36 hours
      • 36 hours - Police may apply to magistrates to extend the period of detention
      • 96 hours - maximum time (unless Terrorism Act 2000) - police must charge or release.
  • A - Reasonable suspicion (not based on age, gender or race)

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