Police bid to improve Stop & Search

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Police bid to improve Stop & Search

A new group which will scrutinise stop and search across Cambridgeshire has held its first meeting and is encouraging new members to join.

The Stop Search Community Scrutiny Group has been set up to improve community confidence in the use of stop and search and to increase community engagement and transparency.

Its first meeting took place at Cambridgeshire Constabulary headquarters and was attended by five independent community volunteers from across the county.

Operations and Communities Manager, Inspector Ian Ford, told Connect FM: “This first truly independent scrutiny of stop and search within Cambridgeshire is a real step forward in improving public confidence and trust around what can be perceived as an intrusive area of policing.”

The agenda for future meetings includes the examination of body worn video (BWV) footage, along with paper and electronic records, with the aim of informing the constabulary’s future implementation of the stop and search legislation.

Anyone interested in joining the Stop Search Community Scrutiny Group should contact Inspector Ford on 101.

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