Police powers

A police officer refused to provide me with his name. Are they allowed to do that?

Police officers may be reluctant to give their names. However, at the very least, they must provide you with a means of identifying them, usually their 4 digit identity numbers.

I’ve just seen a police officer breaching the Road Rules. Can they get away with that?

In certain circumstances, police officers are exempt from the Road Rules. However, they must meet the exemption criteria for those special circumstances. If they do not meet the criteria at the relevant time they can be issued with an Expiation Notice in the same way as any other member of the public.