Summary Offences Act 1981

23 Resisting Police, prison, or traffic officer

Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000 who resists or intentionally obstructs, or incites or encourages any other person to resist or obstruct,—

(a)

any constable or any authorised officer, or any prison officer, or any traffic officer, acting in the execution of his duty; or

(b)

any other person acting in aid of any such constable, authorised officer, prison officer, or traffic officer; or

(c)

any Police dog working under the control of a Police dog handler.

Compare: 1927 No 35 s 77; 1965 No 7 s 7; 1974 No 134 s 2(2)

Section 23: amended, on 1 January 1998, by section 7 of the Summary Offences Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 97).

Section 23(a): amended, on 1 October 2008, by section 128(1) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 23(b): amended, on 1 October 2008, by section 128(2) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 23(c): added, on 1 October 2008, by section 128(3) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).