245. Arrest by civilian police of deserters or those absent without leave.

(iv)     Powers of Civil Authorities as to Arrest and Detention

245.     Arrest by civilian police of deserters or those absent without leave.

A civilian policeman1 may arrest without a warrant a person ('a relevant suspect') who is reasonably suspected of being a person subject to service law2 who has deserted3 or is absent without leave4.

If an authorised person5 is satisfied by evidence given under oath or affirmation that a relevant suspect is or is reasonably suspected of being within his jurisdiction, he may issue a warrant for the arrest of the relevant suspect6.

A person arrested under these provisions