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Where do police get their power?
Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, what power do police officers have?
Under arrest and police powers. The law gives police officers the authority to keep the peace, prevent crime and protect property from criminal damage. These powers are greater than what an ordinary person can legally do and include the power to: arrest and detain people.
Furthermore, can off duty police officers make arrests? A constable still holds the power to make an arrest off-duty and without a warrant card. Generally, police officers are required to produce their warrant card when requested, even in uniform, but only if it is practicable.
Thereof, who do the police answer to?
All of the officers, detectives, sergeants, lieutenants, commanders, and the deputy chief report to the police chief. Within the department, the chief of police does not report to anyone; however, the chief is ultimately responsible for the department and must report to the mayor and city officials.
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