The force on Thursday night confirmed it had received new legal advice revealing PSOs did not have the power to make arrests over warrants for failure to appear at court.
- Rachel Eddie
- The Age
That’s despite making about 500 such arrests every year for the past eight years.
Police officers are now being temporarily deployed to railway stations across the state to ensure people wanted by the courts are still being arrested.
Police expect legislative changes will be made in the coming weeks to close the legal loophole…