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Stop and Search, Taser and Use of Force Action Plan

Stop and Search is a complex issue and requires a tailored response in the City due to its unique environment, particularly as a large number of those stopped and searched live outside of the City.

The force is dedicated to ensuring that stop and search is carried out appropriately and justifiably and that the force and officers remain accountable for their searches.

We are keen to work with our community to achieve accountability and have set up several new ventures to do this, such as the Community Scrutiny Group and the Community Engagement Patrol scheme.

The City of London Police is working hard to maintain best practice for stop and search and have willingly signed up to the Home Office’s Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme to help achieve this. This plan provides actions for the force to improve performance in relation to both stop and search and other areas (Taser and use of force) which were identified for further work in our 2015 HMIC PEEL legitimacy inspection. We aim to continue the provision of a professional service to the public, whilst remaining accountable for our actions. ​

Download our action plan​​​​​



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