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Assault or Obstruct Police Officer


Section 790 of the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 stipulates that it is an offence to Assault or Obstruct a Police Officer.

A person must not assault or obstruct a Police Officer in the performance of the officer’s duties. A person who obstructs a police dog or police horse under the control of a police officer in the performance of the police officer’s duties is taken to obstruct the police officer.

The maximum penalty is 40 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.

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