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Community Complaints Trigger

The Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme requires forces to have a community complaints trigger in place, particularly where there are a large number of complaints relating to stop and search.Where the trigger is reached forces are required to explain their use of their stop and search powers to community groups.  

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police (the alliance) in the last 12-months have received very low numbers of complaints with regards to stop and search,so we have decided to treat every complaint as a community trigger. Therefore, all complaints that are received are reviewed by our Professional Standards Department and discussed by local policing single-points-of-contact (SPOCS) with Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) and community forums to allow public scrutiny and feedback.

Year to date (April 2016 to December 2016), Warwickshire Police have received no complaints relating to stop and search.