CRIMES ACT 1914

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

Division 4 - Arrest and related matters  

SECTION 3Z   Power of arrest without warrant by other persons  

(1)  
A person who is not a constable may, without warrant, arrest another person if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that:


(a) the other person is committing or has just committed an indictable offence; and


(b) proceedings by summons against the other person would not achieve one or more of the purposes referred to in paragraph 3W(1)(b) .

(2)  
A person who arrests another person under subsection (1) must, as soon as practicable after the arrest, arrange for the other person, and any property found on the other person, to be delivered into the custody of a constable.




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