Part IAA - Search, information gathering, arrest and related powers (other than powers under delayed notification search warrants)  

Division 5 - General  

SECTION 3ZS   Announcement before entry  

A constable must, before any person enters premises under a warrant or to arrest a person:

(a) announce that he or she is authorised to enter the premises; and

(b) give any person at the premises an opportunity to allow entry to the premises.

A constable is not required to comply with subsection (1) if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that immediate entry to the premises is required to ensure:

(a) the safety of a person (including a constable); or

(b) that the effective execution of the warrant or the arrest is not frustrated.

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