assaulting a peace officer
This is a criminal offence. If you assault a peace officer while they are doing their job, you can be charged with the criminal offence of “assaulting a peace officer”. Police officers are peace officers, but the term peace officer can also apply to people in other jobs. For example, prison guards and bailiffs in a courtroom are also peace officers You can be charged with this criminal offence if:
- You assault the peace officer.
- You try to assault the peace officer.
- The peace officer believes you’re trying to assault them.