The Police Act `1861

An Act for the Regulation of Police.
1861
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Interpretation clause
  3. 2
     Constitution of the force
  4. 3
     Superintendence in the State Government
  5. 4
     Inspector-General of Police, etc
  6. 5
     Powers of Inspector General Exercise of power
  7. 6
     [Repealed.]
  8. 7
     Appointment, dismissal, etc., of inferior officers
  9. 8
     Certificates to police officers
  10. 9
     Police-officers not to resign without leave or two months’ notice
  11. 10
     Police-officers not to engage in other employment
  12. 11
     [Repealed.]
  13. 12
     Power of Inspector-General to make rules
  14. 13
     Additional police-officer employed at cost of individuals
  15. 14
     Appointment of additional force in the neighbourhood of railway and other works
  16. 15
     Quartering of additional police in disturbed or dangerous districts
  17. 15A
     Awarding compensation to sufferers from misconduct of inhabitants or persons interested in land
  18. 16
     Recovery of moneys payable under sections 13, 14, 15 and 15A, and disposal of same when recovered
  19. 17
     Special police-officers
  20. 18
     Powers of special police-officers
  21. 19
     Refusal to serve as special police-officers
  22. 20
     Authority to be exercised by police-officers
  23. 21
     Village police-officers
  24. 22
     Police-officers always on duty and may be employed in, any part of district
  25. 23
     Duties of police-officers
  26. 24
     Police-officers may lay information, etc
  27. 25
     Police-officers to take charge of unclaimed property, and be subject to Magistrates orders as to disposal
  28. 26
     Magistrate may detain property and issue proclamation
  29. 27
     Confiscation of property if no claimant appears
  30. 28
     Persons refusing to deliver up certificate, etc., on ceasing to be police-officers
  31. 29
     Penalties for neglect of duty, etc
  32. 30
     Regulation of public assemblies and processions and licensing of the same
  33. 30A
     Powers with regard to assemblies and processions violating conditions of license
  34. 31
     Police to keep order in public roads, etc
  35. 32
     Penalty for disobeying orders issued under last three sections, etc
  36. 33
     Saving of control of Magistrate of district
  37. 34
     Punishment for certain offences on roads, etc
  38. 35
     Jurisdiction
  39. 36
     Power to prosecute under other law not affected
  40. 37
     Recovery of penalties and fines imposed by Magistrates
  41. 41
     [Repealed.]
  42. 42
     Limitation of actions
  43. 43
     Plea that act was done under warrant
  44. 44
     Police-officers to keep diary
  45. 45
     State Government may prescribe form of returns
  46. 46
     Scope of Act
  47. 47
     Authority of District Superintendent of Police over village police