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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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For MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia, he said the agency should also be given police powers.
7924 (An Act Creating the MMDA) "did not grant the MMDA with police power, nor legislative power, and that all of MMDA's functions are administrative in nature."
The others were stripped of their police powers for failure to stop terrorism and allegedly supporting extremist groups in Mindanao, Malaya told radio dzMM.
The petitioners argued that Republic Act 7924, the law that created the MMDA, does not give the agency police power or legislative power to implement.
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
The new powers for the Thai army include police powers to arrest and detain civilians as well as the ability to search homes, in some cases without a warrant.
The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court
"The government's legitimate concern about violent protest should not be a blank check for police powers," Sinclair-Webb said.
ISLAMABAD -- The Government of Pakistan has given police powers to Rangers in Islamabad, Rangers personnel will now be able to search out homes under the Anti-Terrorism Act, without warrant.
QUETTA -- Balochistan government under eyeing the law and order situation of the province has extended the duration of police powers delegated to Frontier Corps (FC) for 2 months.
Nevertheless, the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association refused to support Worcester's application, unless the city signed a mutual aid agreement that Chief Gary Gemme said at the time would give full police powers in Worcester to on-duty officers from 67 communities.

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