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More police powers to search for weapons without warning

If someone is in a 'designated area' police can search to find out if they are carrying weapons.

If someone is in a 'designated area' police can search to find out if they are carrying weapons. Police can search at random, they do not need to suspect the person of carrying a weapon. When a designated area is 'unplanned', police do not have to warn the public where these searches will be in advance.

See ss. 10–10G—Control of Weapons Act 1990 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

See Weapons search in a designated area.

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