(cf Firearms Act 1996 , s 72D)
(1) A police officer is authorised to use a dog to carry out general firearms or explosives detection without a warrant.
(2) A police officer carrying out general firearms or explosives detection under this section is to take all reasonable precautions to prevent the dog touching a person.
(3) A police officer is required to keep a dog under control when the officer is using the dog to carry out general firearms or explosives detection under this section.
(4) The provisions of this section do not affect the search of a person whom a police officer reasonably suspects is committing a relevant firearms or explosives offence.