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 3ZE   3ZE   Power to conduct a frisk search of an arrested person  
A constable who arrests a person for an offence, or who is present at such an arrest, may, if the constable suspects on reasonable grounds that it is prudent to do so in order to ascertain whether the person is carrying any seizable items:


(a) conduct a frisk search of the person at or soon after the time of arrest; and


(b) seize any seizable items found as a result of the search.




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