The force has a commitment to becoming more open and transparent. Part of this is being better at sharing and engaging on some of the powers that our police officers use to keep people safe, and that includes Stop and Search.
We believe that greater scrutiny will further ensure that our use of these is right and proper.
What are we searching for?
High value thefts and drug-related harm are priority issues for us in Hart and this is represented in the searches we have carried out in this quarter.
22 of our searches have been where there was suspicion of drugs being present.
Is our use of Stop and Search in Hart proportionate?
Our latest data shows a black person was 2.8 times more likely to be stopped than a white person in our district, while an Asian person is one time more likely.
Stop Search Scrutiny is led by Hart district Inspector and they utilise our Independent Advisory group to scrutinise stop checks completed in the Hart area and to provide learning and feedback where appropriate.
Where can I find more information about Stop & Search in Hart?
You can see more about the numbers by looking at the infographic, below. We have also provided the same data in a different format if that is easier for you.