418. Search by other persons upon arrest.

A person (other than a service policeman1) who is exercising a power of arrest2 may search the arrested person if he has reasonable grounds for believing that the arrested person may present a danger to himself or others3.

If the arrested person is to be or has been arrested by a person other than a service policeman and the commanding officer4 of the arrested person has reasonable grounds for believing that it is likely that that person would escape from service custody, or conceal, damage, alter or destroy evidence, and a search for things subject to search5 could not be