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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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The Palaszczuk Government is proposing a number of amendments: Permits police to use a firearms and explosives detection dog without a warrant to carry out explosive detection operations at licenced premises, in a public place or a tattoo parlour, Ensures it is lawful under the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 for a police officer to arrest a person without warrant at the instruction of another police officer, where there are lawful grounds for the arrest
Noting the post-9/11 focus on authoritarian policing, this volume analyzes police powers and their codification by the Supreme Court of Canada since the passage of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and implications for the relationship between rights and security and the way power is justified in relation to freedom.
The government's legitimate concern about violent protest should not be a blank check for police powers," Sinclair-Webb said.
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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.
19 -- There is no need for Police Powers to the Provincial Councils.
This paper will demonstrate that this same calculus has been duplicated in the ancillary powers approach to police powers (also known as the Waterfield test).
I commend and recommend that everyone "Support Your Local Police" because, per our constitutions, all lawful police powers are local.
The agreement also provided for co-operation at the level of exchanges without police powers and secondment with police powers.
Patnaik said that he had written a letter to the Prime Minister opposing the Railway Ministry's proposal for giving police powers to the RPF.
Police powers to investigate and prosecute were restricted in 1985 when the Crown Prosecution Service was formed.

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