Stop and Search Scrutiny

Updates about all aspects of the scrutiny of your stop and search encounters will be published here.

April 2017

We have broadened the remit of the Stop Search Scrutiny panel to look at the wider use of Police powers. On the 20th April 2017 the panel met at the Cheshire Police Tactical Training Centre, with representatives of the Cheshire community including, the Independent Advisory Group, Halton Borough Council, the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Youth Commission. At this meeting the panel had a talk and demonstration relating to the deployment of Authorised Firearms Officers and the Police use of Taser. Such deployments in Cheshire were also discussed. The Force Lead on Stop and Search, Inspector James Wilson also presented data in relation to the use of Stop Search in Cheshire.

A complaint in relation to the use of Stop Search powers was also discussed under the Stop Search Community Trigger process. The panel felt that the powers had been used appropriately in the circumstances. A brief summary of the scenario can be viewed below.

Community Trigger [Word document]
Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Agenda April 2017 [Word document]
Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Report April 2017 [Word document]
Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Presentation April 2017 [Powerpoint document]

January 2017
Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel meeting

On 31st January 2017 the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel met at the Force Headquarters consisting of representatives from the Independent Advisory Group, Halton Local Authority, Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Race Equality Council, Cheshire Police, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Change Grow Live,  and members of the Cheshire Youth Commission. The scrutiny theme was based upon questions raised by the panel at the previous meeting in September 2016 and the presentation of data was delivered by the Force lead for Public Encounters, T/Inspector James Wilson.

Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Agenda January 2017 [Word Document]

December 2016
Police and Public Encounters Group

On 16th September the Cheshire Police and Public Encounters meeting took place at the Force Headquarters chaired by Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts. The data scrutinised below.

Stop and Search Report - December 2015 to November 2016 [Word Document]

September 2016
Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel meeting

On 12th September the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel met at the Force Headquarters consisting of representatives from the Independent Advisory Group, Halton Local Authority, Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Race Equality Council, Cheshire Police, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and three members of the Cheshire Youth Commission. The scrutiny theme was based upon questions raised by the panel at the previous meeting 16th June 2016 and the presentation of data was delivered by the Force lead for Public Encounters, Inspector Gareth Woods.

Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Agenda September 2016 [Word Document]

Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Presentation September 2016 [Word Document]

August 2016
Cheshire Police and Public Encounters meeting

On 16th September the Cheshire Police and Public Encounters meeting took place at the Force Headquarters chaired by Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts. The data scrutinised and the relevant presentations are available below.

Stop Search Report - August 2016 [Word Document]

Stop Search Disproportionality Review - August 2016 [Word Document]

Agenda - 16th September 2016 [Word Document]

June 2016
Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel meeting

On 16th June 2016 the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel met at the Force Headquarters consisting of representatives from the Independent Advisory Group, Halton Local Authority, Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Race Equality Council, Cheshire Police, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and three members of the Cheshire Youth Commission. The scrutiny theme was young people and this presentation of data was delivered by the Force lead for Public Encounters, Inspector Gareth Woods.

Young Person Scrutiny Panel June 2016 [Word Document]

April 2016
Independent Advisory Group

On 7th April 2016 this Stop and Search presentation was delivered to the Independent Advisory Group by DCC Janette McCormick and the Force lead for Public Encounters, Inspector Gareth Woods. Copies of the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme were distributed with attendees encouraged to take part in the Lay Observation Scheme and to consider how their own local community groups could assist Cheshire Police to develop understanding and enhance their commitment to the Community Complaints Trigger.

Police Public Encounters – Stop and Search – IAG [PowerPoint Document]