||Title:||REHABILITATION CENTRES ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||L.N. 74 of 2002|
|Section:||9||Heading:||Arrest, etc. of persons unlawfully at large||Version Date:||11/07/2002|
(1) Any police officer or correctional services officer may, if he reasonably suspects that a detention order or recall order is in force against a person and that the person is unlawfully at large, arrest, without warrant, the person and take him to a rehabilitation centre.
(2) If a person who is liable to be arrested under this section forcibly resists the attempt of a police officer or correctional services officer to arrest him, the officer (and any person assisting the officer) may use all reasonable means necessary to make the arrest.
(3) If a police officer or correctional services officer reasonably believes that a person unlawfully at large is on particular premises, the person residing at or in charge of the premises must, if the officer so requests, allow the officer to enter the premises to search for the person unlawfully at large.
(4) Subject to subsection (5), if a police officer or correctional services officer-
the officer may enter the premises and search them and, for that purpose, the officer may break open any outer or inner door or window of the premises.
(a) cannot obtain entry to premises as a result of a request under subsection (3); or
(b) reasonably believes that a person unlawfully at large is on particular premises but no person appears to be on the premises,
(5) The power conferred by subsection (4) may be exercised without a warrant only if a warrant cannot be obtained without giving the person unlawfully at large an opportunity to evade arrest.
(6) If a person residing at or in charge of premises that a police officer or correctional services officer seeks to enter under subsection (3) requests the officer to produce evidence of the officer's authority or to specify the purpose of the entry, the officer may exercise the powers conferred by that subsection only after complying with the request.
(7) Any period during which a person against whom a detention order or recall order is in force is unlawfully at large shall be disregarded in calculating the period for which he may be detained under the detention order or recall order, as the case may be.
(8) Any person who obstructs a police officer or correctional services officer in the exercise of any power under this section commits an offence and is liable to a fine at level 2 and to imprisonment for 3 months.