|245||Title:||PUBLIC ORDER ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||E.R. 1 of 2013|
|Section:||49||Heading:||Power to require identification||Version Date:||25/04/2013|
(1) Where a police officer reasonably believes that it is necessary for the purpose of preventing, detecting or investigating any offence for which the sentence is fixed by law or for which a person may (on a first conviction for that offence) be sentenced to imprisonment, the officer may require any person to produce proof of his identity for inspection, and any person who fails to comply with any such requirement commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine at level 3 and to imprisonment for 6 months. (Amended 2 of 2012 s. 3)
(2) In this section "proof of identity" (身分證明) has the same meaning as in section 17B of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap 115).