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Referendum 6th December 2018

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Information

The Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary has assigned the following powers to Police Community Support Officers:

  • Confiscation of alcohol from any person in a designated place
  • Confiscation of alcohol from young people aged under l8
  • Confiscation of alcohol from young people aged under l6
  • Removal of abandoned vehicles
  • Seizure of vehicles used to cause alarm, distress or annoyance after a warning has been given
  • Enter property to save life or limb or to prevent serious damage
  • Carry out road checks under section 4 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Place traffic signs
  • Stop vehicles for the purpose of testing
  • Stop cycles for riding on a footpath
  • Regulate traffic for the purpose of escorting abnormal loads
  • Enforce cordon areas under section 36 of the Terrorism Act 2000
  • Stop and search of vehicles and items carried by persons in authorization areas in the company of a constable (sections 44 and 45 of the Terrorism Act 2000)
  • Enforce local by-laws
  • Deal with begging under section 3 & 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824
  • Direct traffic for offences other than escorting an abnormal load
  • Remove children in contravention of curfew notices to their place of residence under subsections 15(1)1 (2) and (3) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Disperse groups and remove persons under 16 to their place of residence under Section 30 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003.

PCSOs also have the power to require a person’s name and address in the following circumstances:

  • Reasonable belief of a relevant offence
  • Relevant fixed penalty notice
  • Offence involving injury, alarm or distress
  • Offence involving loss or damage to property
  • Road traffic offence whereby a pedestrian fails to follow the directions of a PCSO
  • Reasonable belief that a person is acting in an antisocial manner

Power to detain;

A PCSO has the power to detain a person for a period of up to 30 minutes, pending the arrival of a police constable, or require the person to accompany them to a police station if the following offence is committed:

Failure to comply with a request to give name and address or gives a false or inaccurate name and address

A PCSO may also issue local authority fixed penalty notices for:

  • Dog fouling
  • Litter
  • Graffiti/fly posting

And Hertfordshire Constabulary fixed penalty notices for:

  • Cycling on a footpath
  • Disorder

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