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Police in Burton welcome new stop and search procedures

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 27, 2014

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STAFFORDSHIRE Police say a new stop and search scheme introduced to forces in England will provide greater transparency and help local communities to hold it to account.

By November, the force says it will fully comply with the scheme by giving members of the public the opportunity to see the scheme in practice and introduce a community complaints trigger.

Assistant chief constable, Bernie O'Reilly, said: "This new voluntary scheme is designed to contribute to a reduction in the use of this tactic, be more intelligence-led and increase the stop to arrest ratio It will also provide the public with further information on the outcome of searches."

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