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Stop and search: your rights

Before you're searched, an officer must tell you:

  • their name and police station
  • what they expect to find
  • the reason they want to search you
  • why they are legally allowed to search you

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We aim to address excess and disproportionate stop and search, promote best practice and ensure fair, effective policing for all.

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