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National Defence Act

Version of section 156 from 2018-09-01 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Powers of military police

  •  (1) Officers and non-commissioned members who are appointed as members of the military police under regulations made for the purposes of this section may

    • (a) detain or arrest without a warrant any person who is subject to the Code of Service Discipline, regardless of the person’s rank or status, who has committed, is found committing, is believed on reasonable grounds to be about to commit or to have committed a service offence or who is charged with having committed a service offence; and

    • (b) exercise such other powers for carrying out the Code of Service Discipline as are prescribed in regulations made by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Arrest without warrant — limitations

    (2) A member of the military police shall not arrest a person without a warrant for an offence that is not a serious offence if paragraphs 155(2.1)(a) and (b) apply.

  • R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 156
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), ss. 49, 60
  • 1998, c. 35, s. 41
  • 2013, c. 24, s. 28

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