Yes. A police officer can search you but only if they reasonably suspect you may have:

  • a weapon
  • a dangerous drug
  • stolen property
  • tools to break into houses or cars
  • something that you plan to use to hurt yourself or somebody else
  • evidence that someone has committed an indictable offence (and this evidence may be hidden or destroyed).

A police officer can also stop and search you if they reasonably suspect you are in a criminal organisation.