By issuing an ORDER, a police officer gives instructions and demands to take or not take actions and measures in order to protect human life and property against damage, destruction, theft and other forms of destructive behaviour, to guarantee traffic safety, prevent public unrest, riots and other forms of public order violations or to avert damage caused by natural and other disasters in accordance with decisions made by bodies competent for protection from natural and other disasters.

If an individual refuses to observe the order, the police officer will act in accordance with his/her power. Under certain conditions defined by law he/she may also use restraints.