Records of Stop and Search

‘The police should be applauded for the undoubted headway they have made towards greater race equality in the last decade.’

Jason Bennetto

To try and reduce stop and search of BME people the Metropolitan Police has continued to compare these statistics across the London Boroughs. This facilitates transparency and accountability towards the public. Workshops and training on appropriate stop and search procedures are offered to police officers. When a person is stopped they are allowed to have the full record from their stop and search, however they must either go to the police station or retrieve it electronically. This full record includes information about the ethnicity of the stopped person, the objective of the search, the grounds for the search, the identity of the officer carrying out the stop and search, the date, time and place.

© Büro zur Umsetzung von Gleichbehandlung e.V. 2011