Water bailiffs may enter and remain upon land in the vicinity of any river or of the sea coast at any time for the purpose of preventing a breach of the provisions of the Act, or detecting persons guilty of any breach of those provisions. If they wish to enter land not in the vicinity of the sea or coast, they must obtain a warrant from a sheriff or justice of the peace.
Water bailiffs may also:
They may search stationary vehicles if they believe that an offence against any of the provisions of the Act has been committed and that evidence of the commission of the offence is to be found in a vehicle on private land adjoining any water or in a stationary vehicle on a public road adjoining such water or land.
They may "seize and detain" any person found committing an offence against the Act and deliver such person to a constable.
Water bailiffs cannot enforce protection orders made under Section 48 of the Act.
Ex-convict has been living in a tent at Charnwood Water for seven years ; NEW LIFE: Is now helping borough with crime prevention and is a water bailiff
Dec 16, 2011; A MAN who has lived in a tent for more than seven years at Charnwood Water in order to kick his heroin habit has now been...