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POLICE ADMINISTRATION ACT 1978 - SECT 116KD

Authorised use of hand held scanner without warrant in suspected offence area or high risk area

    (1)     This section applies in relation to a member if a hand held scanner authority is in effect for:

        (a)     a suspected offence area; or

        (b)     a high risk area.

    (2)     Subject to subsection (4), the member may, without a warrant, require a person to stop and submit to the use of a hand held scanner in a public place in the suspected offence area or high risk area, including:

        (a)     in a public place at a public transport facility in the area; and

        (b)     on board a public transport vehicle that is in the area.

    (3)     If the member starts to exercise a power in relation to a person under this section while on board a public transport vehicle travelling in a suspected offence area or high risk area, the member may continue to exercise the power in relation to the person if the vehicle travels out of the area.

    (4)     The member may not require a person who is in a private vehicle to stop and submit to the use of a hand held scanner.



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