Stop and search

Stop and Search – request for a full record of the encounter

To obtain a full record of a stop search encounter, please follow the link below and complete the information request page:
Alternatively, you may wish to either visit your local police station, or telephone us on our general enquiries number: 101. We will send you this information in the post, or by email, as necessary

Stop and Search - History and Background

Following a change in legislation in the spring of 2011, GMP officers no longer use the ‘Stop and Account’ procedure, but continue to utilise their ‘Stop and Search’ powers where necessary– as defined by Part One of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 .

Statistical information relating to Diversity Monitoring Data can be found here:

If you have been the subject of a stop and search encounter with a GMP Police Officer, you will have received a record of the encounter on a paper form. The form includes all details of the encounter, from the location of the encounter, through to the name of the police officer concerned, and the grounds for the search.

However GMP is in the process of revising these forms to a much simpler and easy to read format. The new form will be first be used in the Bolton area before being used elsewhere in Greater Manchester.

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