Broader powers for military policemen endorsed by Parliament

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Military policemen will have broader powers that will enable them to perform their tasks to a higher standard and more efficiently. This follows on from the Military Police Amendment Act which was endorsed by MPs today (1 February). The MOD-sponsored Amendment Act, which incorporates a number of amending proposals, among others, penalising the illegal use of Military Police uniforms, badges and identification insignia, will come into force on 1 April 2019.

Powers of military policemen in detaining trespasser onto military sites will also be extended. Under the new arrangements, military policemen will be empowered to proceed according to the Offences Act and initiate offence proceedings, as do policemen of the Slovak Police Corps, as well as penalising trespassers in the ticket proceedings. But when until recently military policemen detained a trespasser who trespassed on a military site, all they could do was to escort him from the site.
 
On foreign military convoys, the new legislation explicitly sets out the powers of military policemen in escorting foreign military convoys transiting our territory in support of military exercises. On unauthorised entries by drones at military installations, it empowers military policemen to detain the operator of an unmanned aerial system (drone) who has breached the perimeter security of a military installation and terminate the flight of the drone.

Author: MO SR - KOd, Photo: MO SR - ilustračné - Date: 01.02.2019
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