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police powers

n. from the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, which reserves to the states the rights and powers "not delegated to the United States" which include protection of the welfare, safety, health and even morals of the public. Police powers include licensing, inspection, zoning, safety regulations (which cover a lot of territory), quarantines, and working conditions as well as law enforcement. In short, police powers are the basis of a host of state regulatory statutes.

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It stressed that the "rapid expansion of vague or broad police powers, and the moves to sideline the supervisory role of prosecutors and judges in the exercise of those powers, is particularly alarming.
According to details, Rangers were given police powers in the federal capital, under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
It is as if we are being held hostage over full police powers,'' Chief Gemme said at the time, in characterizing the stance taken by the police chiefs association.
This paper will explore whether the justificatory reasoning embedded in Oakes is a legitimate analytic to be imported into a legal test that creates new police powers (the ancillary powers test).
state's police power to use data to promote public health much more
The PCSOs have limited police powers, including: Being able to require someone to give their details; Limited powers of detention; Powers to confiscate alcohol being drunk in public places and confiscate cigarettes from children; To enter and search premises to prevent serious damage or harm; To seize vehicles being driven in a way that causes alarm, and to carry out road checks with a police officer.
Using police powers in this instance does neither and is, I believe, a breach of a citizens' human rights.
Now the European Parliament has decreed that it is illegal to retain DNA from someone who has not been found guilty of any offence, this might be an opportune time to re-examine police powers generally.
The Tories accused the Government of "policing on the cheap" after ministers revealed that the number of civilians given police powers has increased by nearly 500 over two years.
THE Tories accused the Government of "policing on the cheap" after ministers revealed the number of civilians given police powers has increased by nearly 500 over two years.
We had full police powers at that time and we were a mobile backup force for the old park keepers.
Chiefs from Northumbria Police - which is leading the initiative - today said the PCSOs would receive the relevant training and their observer role would not require police powers.

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