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POLICE OFFICER'S GUIDE,
WITH AN EPITOME OF
The Police Acts,
THE CRIMINAL LAW CONSOLIDATION ACTS, THE LICENSING
ACTS, THE SUMMARY JURISDICTION ACTS,
The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885.
T. HASTINGS LEES, Esq., M.A.,
Author of "The Constable's Pocket Book," dc.
Law Printers and Publishers.
In editing the present Edition of “Snowden," I have endeavoured to re-arrange the subjects so as to admit of more ready reference, and render the work more practically useful than heretofore. The first portion of the book contains an Epitome of those Statutes which relate to the organization and government of Police Forces, with some special instructions to Constables. The second part of the book is devoted to articles on general subjects, alphabetically arranged. An Epitome of the Criminal Law Consolidation Acts, the Licensing Acts, the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, and the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1885 (together with an Appendix), terminate the work. The latter Act has, from its great importance, been inserted in extenso at the end of the Appendix (page 517, et sequitur).
Numerous extracts—which are duly acknowledgedhave been made from “Stone's Justices' Manual” (22nd Edition, by Kennett.) I desire to acknowledge my indebtedness to that valuable work, as well as to those officers of County and Borough Forces who have assisted me in the preparation of many of the articles; my thanks being specially due to MR. E. HOLMES, D.C.C., Leicestershire; MR. T. R. Moth, D.C.C., Warwickshire ; Mr. M. WALMSLEY, D.C.C., Yorkshire, N. R.; also to MR. D. NORMAN, Superintendent, Northamptonshire; MR. R. HANNAH, Superintendent, Warwickshire; MR. Mash, Superintendent, Norfolk ; and Mr. F. MARDLIN, Detective Inspector, Borough of Leicester. I have also to thank my friend, MR. A. P. P. KEEP, of the Midland Circuit, for help in arrangement of subjects, &c.
I trust that the book in its present form may be useful to the members of a Service with which I have been so long associated.
T. 0. H. L.
2, GARDEN COURT, MIDDLE TEMPLE,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Analysis of statutory provisions—the Police Superannuation Act,