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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002

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The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002, commonly known as ‘the LEPRA’, sets out, as the name suggests, the powers as well as the responsibilities of police officer when it comes to enforcing the law in New South Wales.

The LEPRA prescribes rules that relate to a range of law enforcement actions including entry into premises, requiring identity of members of the public, search, seizure and arrest, warrants, production of documents, digital evidence access orders, emergency orders such as public safety orders, crimes scenes, investigations and questioning, drug detection dogs and move on orders.

The Act also contains offences that apply to those who break the rules.

Click on the appropriate link below to read the relevant section of the Act.

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