Proposed new powers
■ Police can search anybody in a ”designated area” even if officers do not have any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing by that person.
■ Any area where there has been an incident of violence involving a weapon in the past year can be deemed a designated area; as can any place where police suspect there may be trouble; or any major event precinct.
■ There are no limits on the size of a designated area, although it can only last 12 hours.
■ A new offence of disorderly conduct has been created.
■ Police will get power to fine people for the offences of drunk and disorderly, disorderly conduct and for being drunk.
■ Officers can demand somebody ”move on” if they believe they may be going to commit a breach of the peace.