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<pre><pre>A police officer is depicted who is reportedly searching a boy outside Blacktown train station in Sydney

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The police can look for you if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that you are transporting the following: stolen goods, goods that have been obtained unlawfully or items that can be used in a serious crime – for example tools to break into a car or house, knives, weapons or & # 39; dangerous tools & # 39 ;.

The police can also search you and your car if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that:

* It may have been used in connection with a serious crime.

* It contains stolen goods or illegally obtained goods.

* It contains prohibited drugs or items that are used to commit a violation.

* There are circumstances in a public place or school that can cause a serious risk to public safety.

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WHAT IS A SEARCH RESULT?

The police can dab you, ask you to take off your outerwear and shoes, look in your clothes and things and use an electronic metal detection device. They can also ask you to shake your hair and open your mouth.

The police can only conduct a cartoon investigation if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that this is necessary and the circumstances are serious and urgent. They must offer you as much privacy as possible.

As far as possible, the search must be performed by a same-sex police officer as the person being searched.

In the case of a comic search, it should be, as far as practicable, in a private area, out of sight of people of the opposite sex than you, out of sight of other people not involved in the search.

A search on a strip may not include an examination of the body cavities of a person or a physical examination by touch.

Special provisions apply if the requested person is between 10 and 18 years old or has an intellectual disability. It must be implemented

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* In the presence of a parent or guardian of the requested person,

* If that is not acceptable to the person, in the presence of another person who is not a police officer and who is able to represent the interests of the person sought

The police must state the name and location of the task of the officer conducting the search. They must also tell you the reason for the search. If you do not meet the search query, you may commit a violation.

Source: NSW legislation

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