If you know someone who has been arrested and taken into police custody you might want to speak to them or see them. No, visitors are not allowed into police custody suites. Custody suites do not work like prisons. We don't have the staff or the facilities of a prison and therefore it's exceptionally rare that we allow detainees to have visitors. The only exceptions are for children up to and including the age of 17 or vulnerable adults who require an 'appropriate adult' to be with them by law. Also, after someone is charged and remanded into custody awaiting a court appearance, we may depending on circumstances allow a visitor as the risk of it affecting an on-going investigation is low.
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SBS Takes The Piss Out Of NSW Police Following Drug Dogs Scandal
It does not give a real time indication of alcohol level even when collected appropriately. When collected inappropriately, it is not fit for purpose. The analysis of alcohol in urine has been part of drink-drive legislation for over 50 years.
Random searches and on-the-spot drug tests on foreigners have left many questioning police integrity. It was about 9pm on a weeknight in March last year, and Mat, an American business consultant, was trying to hail a taxi on Sukhumvit Soi 36 when he was stopped by six policemen on motorcycles. Who have we got here, then? Foreigners say the number of random checks has risen dramatically recently, especially in the Sukhumvit area.