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The impact of stop and search and community engagement

It is important to measure the impact stop and search has on communities and individuals as we recognise that stop and search is an intrusive power

We plan to do this through effective community engagement and accountability.

We want every local policing area to have a community monitoring group or Independent Advisory Group (IAG) which scrutinises stop search performance and practice.

To ensure accountability, comprehensive monthly stop and search data is published here.

We also have a strategic stop search working group which includes representation from the force's Independent Advisory Groups, representation from the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), community engagement team, and equality and diversity officers. 

On each of the local policing areas we have a senior officer single-point-of-contact (SPOC) who is responsible for reviewing complaints, disproportionality, and scrutinising officer and team performance around stop and search.