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police power

n.
The inherent authority of a government to impose restrictions on private rights for the sake of public welfare, order, and security.
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The mayor has police powers to demolish structures that are illegally constructed and to perform such acts to protect the general welfare.
Police powers concern I READ the article with regard to the West Yorkshire Police Federation complaining about the sentence given to the man who racially abused a female police officer.
As criminal activity changes and becomes more sophisticated, it is imperative that police powers keep pace with these changes.
Plaid Cymru says the case for the Assembly gaining police powers has strengthened
The new powers for the Thai army include police powers to arrest and detain civilians as well as the ability to search homes, in some cases without a warrant.
The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has harshly criticized Turkey over a draft security bill that seeks the expansion of police powers without concrete evidence against individuals, saying it would undermine human rights protections.
ISLAMABAD -- The Government of Pakistan has given police powers to Rangers in Islamabad, Rangers personnel will now be able to search out homes under the Anti-Terrorism Act, without warrant.
QUETTA -- Balochistan government under eyeing the law and order situation of the province has extended the duration of police powers delegated to Frontier Corps (FC) for 2 months.
Nevertheless, the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association refused to support Worcester's application, unless the city signed a mutual aid agreement that Chief Gary Gemme said at the time would give full police powers in Worcester to on-duty officers from 67 communities.
The Federation says it would be possible to devolve police powers in Wales without devolving other parts of the criminal justice system.

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