The Police Act `1861An Act for the Regulation of Police.
List of Chapters & Sections
All sections1Interpretation clause2Constitution of the force3Superintendence in the State Government4Inspector-General of Police, etc5Powers of Inspector General Exercise of power6[Repealed.]7Appointment, dismissal, etc., of inferior officers8Certificates to police officers9Police-officers not to resign without leave or two months’ notice10Police-officers not to engage in other employment11[Repealed.]12Power of Inspector-General to make rules13Additional police-officer employed at cost of individuals14Appointment of additional force in the neighbourhood of railway and other works15Quartering of additional police in disturbed or dangerous districts15AAwarding compensation to sufferers from misconduct of inhabitants or persons interested in land16Recovery of moneys payable under sections 13, 14, 15 and 15A, and disposal of same when recovered17Special police-officers18Powers of special police-officers19Refusal to serve as special police-officers20Authority to be exercised by police-officers21Village police-officers22Police-officers always on duty and may be employed in, any part of district23Duties of police-officers24Police-officers may lay information, etc25Police-officers to take charge of unclaimed property, and be subject to Magistrates orders as to disposal26Magistrate may detain property and issue proclamation27Confiscation of property if no claimant appears28Persons refusing to deliver up certificate, etc., on ceasing to be police-officers29Penalties for neglect of duty, etc30Regulation of public assemblies and processions and licensing of the same30APowers with regard to assemblies and processions violating conditions of license31Police to keep order in public roads, etc32Penalty for disobeying orders issued under last three sections, etc33Saving of control of Magistrate of district34Punishment for certain offences on roads, etc35Jurisdiction36Power to prosecute under other law not affected37Recovery of penalties and fines imposed by Magistrates41[Repealed.]42Limitation of actions43Plea that act was done under warrant44Police-officers to keep diary45State Government may prescribe form of returns46Scope of Act47Authority of District Superintendent of Police over village police