Good Afternoon All,
We are looking to recruit new people onto the Stop & Search Grounds Panel that provides external scrutiny/legitimacy to forcewide stop and search activity.
I am trying to identifying members of the public from across my ward who are keen to get involved. Candidates will be provided with training so that they understand the fundamentals of the stop and search process, and the legalities and powers involved.
You will be invited to attend and participate once every two months – so it is not a huge commitment of time (2 hour meeting).
The meeting consists of us reviewing about 15 – 20% of the force’ stop and search activity on a dip-sample basis, examining only the grounds justification as provided by the officers conducting the searches. The officers then receive appropriate feedback.
The group has been running successfully for over two years now – and we need new thoughts and opinions to keep the group running properly.
If this is something that you may be interested in getting involved with please let me know.
PCSO 7048 Thomas BAUGH
Prevention and Partnership Team – South Cambs