PCC Reassured over Use of Stop and Search
The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is reassured over West Mercia Police’s use of stop and search powers. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has reported it is confident that West Mercia Police officers are using their stop and search powers proportionately and lawfully. Owing to this the force has been reinstated on the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme this week.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “The appropriate use of stop and search means our communities are protected and the public are treated proportionately. I am pleased to see that a number of improvements have been made, and I will continue to hold the Chief Constable to account to ensure West Mercia Police are using Stop and Search in the best possible way.”
Posted on Thursday 22nd September 2016