Stop and search police data now available online for the public

Sussex Police is one of the 43 forces to have signed up

Sussex Police is one of the 43 forces to have signed up

First published in News

From today, the public can look at stop and search data collected by the police.

Sussex Police will record all outcomes of stop and search and whether there is a connection between the grounds for the search and the outcome.

It will also restrict the use of Section 60 "no suspicion" powers. Already used only when necessary, under this scheme, a chief officer must make the decision whether to authorise the use of such powers. In cases where the chief officer anticipates serious violence, that officer must reasonably believe that violence "will" rather than "may" take place, as it stands now.

The data will be available here: http://data.police.uk/data/stop-and-search/.

The voluntary scheme, involving all 43 forces in England and Wales, is designed to reduce the overall use of stop and search and improve stop-to-arrest ratios.

It will also provide the public with further information on the outcome of searches.

More detailed finding will be available online in due course.

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4:34pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

So the bobby on the beat won't have the power to stop someone under suspicion of wrongdoing?

I cannot see how this will protect the public or lead to more arrests.
So the bobby on the beat won't have the power to stop someone under suspicion of wrongdoing? I cannot see how this will protect the public or lead to more arrests. ok,jared
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6:14pm Tue 26 Aug 14

nissancars says...

ok,jared wrote:
So the bobby on the beat won't have the power to stop someone under suspicion of wrongdoing?

I cannot see how this will protect the public or lead to more arrests.
the police can still stop and search you,section 60 is where an officer can search authorised by a senior officer as an incident has or is about to take place.the normal stop and search under the p.a.c.e. act 1984 are not changing.
[quote][p][bold]ok,jared[/bold] wrote: So the bobby on the beat won't have the power to stop someone under suspicion of wrongdoing? I cannot see how this will protect the public or lead to more arrests.[/p][/quote]the police can still stop and search you,section 60 is where an officer can search authorised by a senior officer as an incident has or is about to take place.the normal stop and search under the p.a.c.e. act 1984 are not changing. nissancars
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6:22pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

nissancars wrote:
ok,jared wrote:
So the bobby on the beat won't have the power to stop someone under suspicion of wrongdoing?

I cannot see how this will protect the public or lead to more arrests.
the police can still stop and search you,section 60 is where an officer can search authorised by a senior officer as an incident has or is about to take place.the normal stop and search under the p.a.c.e. act 1984 are not changing.
Thanks for that.

The 'no suspicion' is actually a misnomer, because the police officer will still grounds (ie the suspicion) to believe that violence 'will' take place.
[quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ok,jared[/bold] wrote: So the bobby on the beat won't have the power to stop someone under suspicion of wrongdoing? I cannot see how this will protect the public or lead to more arrests.[/p][/quote]the police can still stop and search you,section 60 is where an officer can search authorised by a senior officer as an incident has or is about to take place.the normal stop and search under the p.a.c.e. act 1984 are not changing.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that. The 'no suspicion' is actually a misnomer, because the police officer will still grounds (ie the suspicion) to believe that violence 'will' take place. ok,jared
  • Score: -13
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