Subpart 4—Warrantless powers of entry in urgent circumstances

14 Warrantless entry to prevent offence or respond to risk to life or safety

(1)

A constable who has reasonable grounds to suspect that any 1 or more of the circumstances in subsection (2) exist in relation to a place or vehicle may—

(a)

enter the place or vehicle without a warrant; and

(b)

take any action that he or she has reasonable grounds to believe is necessary to prevent the offending from being committed or continuing, or to avert the emergency.

(2)

The circumstances are as follows:

(a)

an offence is being committed, or is about to be committed, that would be likely to cause injury to any person, or serious damage to, or serious loss of, any property:

(b)

there is risk to the life or safety of any person that requires an emergency response.