Are the police using Stop and Search powers effectively and fairly?

Are the police using Stop and Search powers effectively and fairly?

In 2013, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies published Stop and Search Powers: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?

The HMIC made 10 recommendations in the report and made a commitment to revisit the subject 18 months later to assess and progress against those recommendations.

In 2015, the HMIC published Stop and Search Powers 2: Are the police using them effectively and fairly?

One of the recommendations of the 2015 report is that:

"Chief constables should, with immediate effect, develop plans that set out how each force will complete the action required to make good progress in relation to the recommendations in HMIC's 2013 report, and publish these plans so that the public can easily see them on their websites. These plans should include the action forces are taking to comply fully with the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme, initiated in April 2014 by the Home Secretary."

In line with the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme 2014 we also return information to the Home Office on an annual basis to report upon the numbers of stop and search encounters that have resulted in an arrest being effected, a summons being issued, a caution being administered, a cannabis warning being issued, a penalty notice for disorder being utilised, a community resolution being progressed or where no further action has been taken.

Stop and Search data

Stop and Search data for Cheshire Constabulary is available on the police.uk website. Use the postcode search to find your local area and click on the Stop and Search link to view statistics.