Dorset Police Look At How Best To Use Stop And Search
9:19am 3rd December 2014
Dorset police is working closer with the local community to make sure there's a better use of stop and search powers.
They've introduced a community trigger process which means members of the public can have their say on a panel that considers Stop and Search activity.
They're also restricting Section 60 'no suspicion' powers that are only used when police think serious violence will occur.
Authorisation to use these powers can now only be given by a Chief Officer.
Dorset Police lead, Chief Inspector Ashley Adams said: "Dorset Police is committed to using Stop and Search powers to prevent and detect crime and to do so with transparency and honesty so as to inspire trust and confidence within the communities of Dorset.
"Any community representatives who wish to learn more about the Stop Search Scrutiny Panel or lay observation within Dorset are invited to contact myself via email: Ashley.Adams@dorset.pnn.police.uk."