Stop and Search
Find out what your rights are if you are stopped and searched by the police.
View local information on the use of Stop and Search powers by visiting the Diversity section of the West Mercia Police website. Here you will find an Ethnic Monitoring Data Report,which details the impact of policing on different ethnic groups within communities in West Mercia.
The Secretary of State has a statutory obligation to publish, annually, information relating the the criminal justice system with reference to avoiding discrimination on the grounds of race. Details can be found here
The Stop and Search Community Panel has published Stop and Search Explained: How Police Powers Work in the Community, aimed at community organisations, schools and community leaders. The Panel is an independent body established to oversee and scrutinise policy development and implementation on the use of stop and search powers by the police. The Panel focuses its work on helping reduce disproportionate use of the power, in raising public awareness, and ensuring police accountability.