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POLICE OFFENCES ACT 1935 - SECT 57

Division II - Entry and search 57. Power of police officers to enter certain places

(1) Any police officer of the rank of commander, inspector, or sergeant of police shall have power at any time to enter any building or part of a building, or other place, of the following description, namely:

(a) Any place used for the purpose of any public entertainment, or for any public show or exhibition;

(b) Any singing or dancing saloon, oyster-store, fishshop, restaurant, tea-room, or other such place;

(c) Any house or building in which any alcoholic liquor is sold, whether such house or building is licensed or not;

(d) Any house usually frequented by thieves or disorderly persons;

(e) Any building or part of a building which is kept or used for a purpose in respect of which a licence is required by the provisions of any Act; or

(f) Any vessel or aircraft not employed in His Majesty's service.

(2) The powers conferred by subsection (1) on the officers therein specified may be exercised by any police officer who is authorized in that behalf either specially or generally by the Commissioner or a police officer of the rank of commander.
(3) The keeper of any such building or other place, as aforesaid, or any servant or other person having the charge thereof, or the master or other person having charge of such vessel or aircraft, shall admit such police officer of the rank of commander, inspector, sergeant, or police officer when required.
(4) A person who fails to comply with subsection (3) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding one penalty unit.



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