Unit 17 Police Powers In The Uniformed Public Services

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Learner Assessment Submission and Declaration

When submitting evidence for assessment, each learner must sign a declaration confirming that the work is their own. You may use this form, or incorporate a learner declaration into an Assignment Brief front sheet.

Learner name: Jessica Mather

Assessor name: Gill Draper

Issue date: 11/11/2014

Submission date: 21/11/2014

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Programme: Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

Unit: Unit 17 Police Powers in the Public Services

Assignment reference and title: Unit 17, Task 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Please list the evidence submitted for each task. Indicate the page numbers where the evidence can be found or describe the nature of the evidence (e.g. video,
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The warrant can be issued under section 1 of the magistrates courts act (1980) and must contain the name of the suspect and the offence they are alleged to have committed. The decision to issue a warrant rests soley with the magistrate.

If the magistrate issues a warrant, the police officer may then make the arrest, even if they have to use reasonable force to enter premises where they think the suspect might be. The majority of warrants issued in England and Wales are for matters such as matters such as:

• Failure to appear in court
• Breach of bail conditions
• Failing to pay fines.

In reality, many arrests are carried out without a warrant. This is either because the Police are called to the scene of a crime and must act rapidly, or because they do not know who is about to be arrested before they deal with an incident and therefore could not get a warrant.

Section 24 of PACE (1984) sets out the general powers of arrest which may be exercised by the Police as well as the public. However, S24 of PACE was substantially changed by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA, 2005). Section 110 of SOCPA replaced most of the existing powers of arrest with a new general power of arrest. It also created Code G of PACE which sets out when an officer might arrest. This power of arrest is only exercisable if the officer has reasonable grounds for believing that it is necessary.

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