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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 government's legitimate concern about violent protest should not be a blank check for police powers," Sinclair-Webb said.
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.
At this forum the students chose to ask question surrounding Police powers in relation to stopping, searching, and detaining persons.
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.
This paper will demonstrate that this same calculus has been duplicated in the ancillary powers approach to police powers (also known as the Waterfield test).
The agreement also provided for co-operation at the level of exchanges without police powers and secondment with police powers.
Patnaik said that he had written a letter to the Prime Minister opposing the Railway Ministry's proposal for giving police powers to the RPF.
Police powers to investigate and prosecute were restricted in 1985 when the Crown Prosecution Service was formed.
was cast as the state using its police powers to force a mutually
Police powers to demand suspected criminals remove face masks to be extended ?

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