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3 October: Control of Weapons Act 1990 - Melbourne area

Release date: Wed 3 October 2018

Last updated: Wed 3 October 2018

Control of Weapons Act 1990

DECLARATION OF DESIGNATED AREA UNDER SECTION 10D(1)

The Assistant Commissioner, Transit and Public Safety Command, acting as a delegate of the Chief Commissioner of Police, under section 10D(1) of the Control of Weapons Act 1990, declares as a designated area, the area in Broadmeadows within the boundaries of Pascoe Vale Road, Camp Road, Railway Crescent and Riggall Street as shown on the map below, but not including those roads. (Road has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986.) (Refer to map below.)

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This declaration will operate on Wednesday the 3rdth of October 2018 between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, during which time members of the police force are authorised to exercise the following powers:
(a) in a public place in the designated area, without warrant, stop and search for weapons:
i. any person;
ii. any thing in the possession or control of the person;
iii. any vehicle with a person in or on the vehicle; and
iv. any thing in or on such vehicle
(b) detain a person or vehicle for so long as is reasonably necessary to conduct a search;
(c) seize and detain any item the member reasonably suspects is a weapon; and
(d) request a person who is the subject of a full search to disclose his or her identity.
 

 

 

This declaration will operate on:
a. 2200 hours on Saturday 22-September, 2018 and 1000 hours on Sunday 23-September, 2018.

During these times members of the police force are authorised to exercise the following powers:
a. in a public place in the designated area, without warrant, stop and search for weapons:
i. any person;
ii. anything in the possession or control of the person;
iii. any vehicle with a person in or on the vehicle; and
iv. anything in or on such vehicle;
b. detain a person or vehicle for so long as is reasonably necessary to conduct a search;
c. seize and detain any item the member reasonably suspects is a weapon; and
d. request a person who is the subject of a full search to disclose his or her identity, and
e. direct a person to leave the designated area if the police officer reasonably believes the person is wearing the face covering primarily to
i. conceal their identity; or
ii. to protect them from the effects of a crowd control substance; and
iii. the person refuses to remove the face covering when requested to do so.
f. direct the person to leave the designated area if the police officer reasonably believes the person intends to engage in conduct that would constitute an affray (s195H Crimes Act 1958) or violent disorder (s195I Crimes Act 1958)

 

 
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