Police powers - your right and responsibilitiesThis document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Police powers - your right and responsibilities (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: 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.
Organisation: Legal Aid New South Wales
Publishing date: December 2015
Last reviewed: September 2018
Target audience: General
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