Police seek to improve stop and search scheme

Police seek to improve stop and search scheme

Police seek to improve stop and search scheme

First published in News

Hampshire police chiefs have enforced a nationwide programme improving stop and search techniques.

Stop and search is a controversial tool, with claims that police waste time by targeting innocent people – damaging the force’s relationship with the public.

Now Hampshire Constabulary has signed up to the Government’s Best Use of Stop and Search scheme.

The voluntary initiative is designed to create a significant reduction in overall use of stop and search, improve intelligence and raise the stop-to-arrest ratios.

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

The force will adopt the measures by October.

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