Dublin Police Act 1842

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1842 c. 24
Year1842
Anno Regni VICTORI, Britanniarum Regin,Quinto & Sexto. An Act for improving theDublin Police.

(5 & 6 Vict.) C A P. XXIV.

[31st May 1842]

'WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of King the Third, for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace, and for the more effectual Prevention of Felonies within the District ofDublin Metropolis, and the said Act was amended by an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King the Fourth: And whereas another Act was passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of King the Fourth, whereby a new and more efficient System of Police was established within the Limits of the said District: And whereas by several Acts passed in the First Year, and in the Sessions of Parliament holden respectively in the First and Second, Second and Third, and Third and Fourth Yearsof Her present Majesty's Reign, the Limits of the said District were altered, and divers Enactments made in reference to the said District, and for the more effectual Maintenance and Regulation of the Police therein; but it is expedient, for the more complete Efficiency of the said Police, to make further Provisions and Regulations similar to those established in the Police District ofLondon Metropolis under Two Acts passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Second and Third Years of Her present Majesty's Reign, intituled respectively , and Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said recited Acts of the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of King the Third, of the Fifth Year of the Reign of KingGeorge the Fourth, of the Session of Parliament holden in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of King William the Fourth, of the First Year of Her present Majesty's Reign, and of the Sessions of Parliament holden respectively in the First and Second, Second and Third, and Third and Fourth Years of Her present Majesty's Reign, and this Act, shall be construed together as One Act; and that all and every the Enactments and Provisions therein contained shall apply and extend to this Act, and to all Convictions, Warrants, Distresses, Proceedings, and Things made, taken, or done in execution of this Act, as fully to all Intents and Purposes as if herein repeated and re-enacted, save in so far as such Enactments and Provisions are inconsistent with or contrary to this Act, or as such Enactments and Provisions may be altered by this Act, or other Enactments and Provisions made in lieu thereof.

S-II Police Vans, &c. exempted from Turnpike Tolls.

II Police Vans, &c. exempted from Turnpike Tolls.

II. And be it enacted, That no Toll shall be demanded or taken on any Turnpike Road or Bridge for any Horse or Police Van passing along such Road or Bridge in the Service of theDublin Police, provided that the Rider of such Horse or Driver of such Van shall have his Dress and Accoutrements according to the Regulations of the Police at the Time of claiming the Exemption; and every Person who shall fraudulently claim or take the Benefit of the Exemption from Toll herein contained, not being lawfully entitled thereunto, shall for every such Offence be liable to a Penalty not more than Five Pounds; and in all such Cases the Proof of Exemption shall be upon the Person claiming the same.

S-III Constables dismissed to deliver up Accoutrements.

III Constables dismissed to deliver up Accoutrements.

III. And be it enacted, That every Constable belonging to theDublin Police who shall be dismissed from or shall cease to hold and exercise his Office, and who shall not forthwith deliver over all the Clothing, Accoutrements, Appointments, and other Necessaries which may have been supplied to him for the Execution of his Duty to the Commissioners of Police, or to such Person, and at such Time and Place, as shall be directed by them, shall be liable to Imprisonment, with or without hard Labour, for any Time not exceeding One Calendar Month; and it shall be lawful for any Justice of the Peace to issue his Warrant to search for and seize, to the Use of Her Majesty, all the Clothing, Accoutrements, Appointments, and other Necessaries which shall not be so delivered over, wherever the same may be found.

S-IV Penalty for unlawful Possession of Accoutrements, or for assuming the Dress of Constables.

IV Penalty for unlawful Possession of Accoutrements, or for assuming the Dress of Constables.

IV. And be it enacted, That every Person, not being a Constable of theDublin Police, who shall have in his Possession any Article, being Part of the Clothing, Accoutrements, or Appointments supplied to any such Constable, and who shall not be able satisfactorily to account for his Possession thereof, or who shall put on the Dress, or take the Name, Designation, or Character of any Person appointed as such Constable, for the Purpose of thereby obtaining Admission into any House or other Place, or of doing or procuring to be done any Act which such Person would not be entitled to do or procure to be done of his own Authority, or for any other unlawful Purpose, shall, in addition to any other Punishment to which he may be liable for such Offence, be liable to a Penalty not more than Ten Pounds.

S-V Framing a false Bill of Parcels to escape Detection, a Misdemeanor.

V Framing a false Bill of Parcels to escape Detection, a Misdemeanor.

V. And be it enacted, That every Person who for the Purpose of protecting or preventing any thing whatsoever from being seized within the Police District on Suspicion of its being stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained, or of preventing the same from being produced or used as Evidence concerning any Felony or Misdemeanor committed or supposed to be committed within the Police District, shall frame or cause to be framed any Bill of Parcels containing any false Statement in regard to the Name or Abode of any alleged Vendor, the Quantity or Quality of any such Thing, the Place whence or the Conveyance by which the same was furnished, the Price agreed upon or charged for the same, or any other Particular, knowing such Statement to be false, or who shall fraudulently produce such Bill of Parcels, knowing the same to have been fraudulently framed, shall be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor.

S-VI Publicans prohibited from supplying Liquors to Persons under Sixteen Years old.

VI Publicans prohibited from supplying Liquors to Persons under Sixteen Years old.

VI. And be it enacted, That every Person licensed to deal in exciseable Liquors within the said Police District who shall knowingly supply any Sort of distilled exciseable Liquor to any Boy or Girl apparently under the Age of Sixteen Years, to be drunk upon the Premises, shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Twenty Shillings, and upon Conviction of a Second Offence shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Forty Shillings, and upon Conviction of a Third Offence shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Five Pounds.

S-VII Regulations respecting Public Houses to extend to other Houses of public Resort.

VII Regulations respecting Public Houses to extend to other Houses of public Resort.

VII. And be it enacted, That every Person who shall have or keep any House, Shop, Room, or Place of public Resort within the said Police District wherein Provisions, Liquors, or Refreshments of any Kind shall be sold or consumed (whether the same shall be kept or retailed therein or procured elsewhere), and who shall wilfully or knowingly permit Drunkenness or other disorderly Conduct in such House, Shop, Room, or Place, or knowingly suffer any unlawful Games or any Gaming whatsoever therein, or knowingly permit or suffer Prostitutes or Persons of notoriously bad Character to meet together and remain therein, shall for every such Offence be liable to a Penalty of not more than Five Pounds: Provided always, that if the Offender be licensed to sell Beer by Retail to be drunk on the Premises, this Enactment shall not be construed to exempt him from the Penalties or penal Consequences to which he may be liable for committing an Offence against the Tenor of the Licence to him granted.

S-VIII For preventing the keeping of Places for Bear-baiting, Cock-fighting, &c.

VIII For preventing the keeping of Places for Bear-baiting, Cock-fighting, &c.

VIII. And be it enacted, That every Person who shall keep or use or act in the Management of any House, Room, Pit, or other Place within the said Police District for the Purpose of fighting or baiting Lions, Bears, Badgers, Cocks, Dogs, or other Animals, shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Five Pounds, or, in the Discretion of the Magistrate, may be committed to the House of Correction, with or without hard Labour, for a Time not more than One Calendar Month; and it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Police, by Order in Writing, to authorize any Superintendent belonging to theDublin Police, with such Constables as he shall think necessary, to enter any Premises kept or used for any of the Purposes aforesaid, and take into Custody all Persons who shall be found therein without lawful Excuse, and every Person so found shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Five Shillings; and a Conviction under this Act of this Offence shall not exempt the Owner, Keeper, or Manager of any such House, Room, Pit, or Place from any Penalty or penal Consequences to which he may be liable for the Nuisance thereby occasioned.

S-IX Commissioners empowered to authorize Superintendents of Police to enter Gaming Houses.

IX Commissioners empowered to authorize Superintendents of Police to enter Gaming Houses.

IX. And be it enacted, That if any Superintendent belonging to the saidDublin Police shall report in Writing to the Commissioners of Police that there are good Grounds for believing any House or Room within...

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