Stop-and-search powers under the spotlight

12/09/2019

WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM)

WHEN: Friday 13th September at 13:00

WHERE: Watch live or in the archive here

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the conversation on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny

Stop and search powers are under the spotlight at Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne’s monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) this Friday (13 September).

She’ll be questioning Sussex Police about why stop-and-search figures have increased by 37% in the rolling year period to August 2019 and how they ensure that its use is effective and legitimate.

Commenting ahead of the meeting Mrs Bourne said, “These figures represent a significant increase in the use of stop-and-search in Sussex and so I want to hear what this is being attributed to. I know that this is a topic which interests the public and I will be asking for examples of the circumstances which would necessitate the use of stop-and-search, and how frequently it’s effective. I’ll also be seeking reassurance that police officers are receiving sufficient training in when, and how, these powers should be used. ”

“Additionally I want to hear from Sussex Police about what impact they expect government plans to expand existing stop-and-search powers to have.”

Other topics under discussion include:

• HMICFRS – FRAUD: TIME TO CHOOSE
• POLICE OFFICER RECRUITMENT UPDATE
• SERIOUS VIOLENCE FUNDING – VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNITS
• 101 – NON-EMERGENCY CALL HANDLING TIMES
• IMPROVING PUBLIC CONFIDENCE

THE NEXT PAM IS ON FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2019 AT 13:00.

 

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