Police Powers

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What is the act governing Police Powers?
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
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Stop and Search, what is s.1?
Police can stop and searach in a public place if there are reasonable grounds to suspect they will find stolen/prohibited articles
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What is s.1(3)?
CJA 2003 - extends power so stop and search covers articles intended to be used in causing crim damage
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s.1(6)?
Police may seize stolen or prohibited articles
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s.117?
Reasonable force can be used in carrying out the stop and search, applies to arrest as well
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s.2?
Identify themselves, station and grounds for the search
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s.2(3)?
Officers not in uniform must provide evidence of their ID
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s.2(9)?
Suspect asked to remove outer coat/jacket and gloves in public. Headgear and footwear in private and in presence of same sex officer
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s.3?
Record should be made of the search, stating grounds and outcome, copy provided to suspect unless it's impractical
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s.60?
Criminal Justice and public Order Act 94 - p.o above or rank of inspector believes serious violence will take place, can authorise stop and search to look for weapons in that area for up to 24hrs (can be extended to 30)
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Code A?
Guidance on 'reasonable suspicion' - should not be based on personal factors e.g. race, age, religion, gender, previous convitions or stereotypes.
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s.4?
Rank of superintendent or above authorise in writing the setting up of road checks to see if vehicle is carrying someone who has commited an offence other than a road one, someone who is witness to offence, intending to commit or at large unlawfully
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Police can stop and searach in a public place if there are reasonable grounds to suspect they will find stolen/prohibited articles

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Stop and Search, what is s.1?

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CJA 2003 - extends power so stop and search covers articles intended to be used in causing crim damage

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Police may seize stolen or prohibited articles

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Reasonable force can be used in carrying out the stop and search, applies to arrest as well

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