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The Police Force in N.S.W must have sufficient powers so that they are able to enforce the law properly and effectively for the safety of the community and its occupants

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N.S.W. Police Powers The Police Force in N.S.W must have sufficient powers so that they are able to enforce the law properly and effectively for the safety of the community and its occupants. Powers, which provide Police to maintain and enforce the law, include: stop search powers, powers of arrest, move on powers, confiscation powers and the power to obtain personal details along with various others. Search powers permit police officers, for example, who have reasonable cause to suspect that a person has unlawful custody of a dangerous implement, to search the person and to examine any other personal effects, the person in question has with them (Summary Offences Act section 28A). ...read more.

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The person maybe immediately placed under arrest. Under Crimes Act section 352, (a,b) which states that any constable or other person may arrest without a warrant if the person has violated a law whether the offence be indictable or summary in nature. The police officer then may take him and any property found on him before a authorized justice to be dealt with according to the law. As a result of the Cornulla riots reforms have been newly introduced which allow police powers to be vastly increased. Amendments that were originally to be used as counter terrorism measures were transferred and modified into the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) ...read more.

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This saves time, money and is new and effective, because this new lock down legislation has already been invoked twice since its recent induction in our legal system. Which has acted as a major tool for the police so that they can clean up the streets and crack down on crime. This is received well by the community and is why the citizens of N.S.W. see this legislative reform as a positive and don't mind the minor infringements on their rights. It is because these police powers are only temporary that people believe that it keeps the balance of power in check. Also these lock downs make the police stronger, this is able to act as a clear message and deterrent to those who commit crimes that there actions will not be tolerated. ...read more.

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