National Defence Act
Marginal note:Powers of officers
155 (1) An officer may, without a warrant, in the circumstances described in section 154, arrest or order the arrest of
(a) any non-commissioned member;
(b) any officer of equal or lower rank; and
(c) any officer of higher rank who is engaged in a quarrel, fray or disorder.
Marginal note:Powers of non-commissioned members
(2) A non-commissioned member may, without a warrant, in the circumstances described in section 154, arrest or order the arrest of
(a) any non-commissioned member of lower rank; and
(b) any non-commissioned member of equal or higher rank who is engaged in a quarrel, fray or disorder.
Marginal note:Limitations on power of arrest
(2.1) Unless ordered to do so by a superior officer, an officer or non-commissioned member shall not order the arrest of a person, nor arrest a person, without a warrant for an offence that is not a serious offence if:
(a) they have reasonable grounds to believe that the public interest may be satisfied without so arresting the person, having regard to all the circumstances including the need to
(i) establish the person’s identity,
(ii) secure or preserve evidence of or relating to the offence, and
(iii) prevent the continuation or repetition of the offence or the commission of another offence; and
(b) they have no reasonable grounds to believe that, if the person is not so arrested, the person will fail to attend before a service tribunal in order to be dealt with according to law.
Marginal note:Arrest of persons other than officers or non-commissioned members
(3) Every person who is not an officer or non-commissioned member but who was subject to the Code of Service Discipline at the time of the alleged commission by that person of a service offence may, without a warrant, be arrested or ordered to be arrested by such person as any commanding officer may designate for that purpose.
- R.S., 1985, c. N-5, s. 155
- R.S., 1985, c. 31 (1st Supp.), s. 60
- 2013, c. 24, s. 27
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