Stop and search


GMP has set a clear vision for stop and search: to achieve the highest level of trust and confidence in the police’s use of stop and search as a means for tackling crime and keeping our streets safe. As a consequence, the use of stop and search in Greater Manchester will become significantly more effective and targeted, leading to better outcomes. It will be conducted with dignity and respect, and be used primarily to protect our communities from violent and key crimes.

Let us know what you think, give your feedback and work with us to ensure that we continue to use the powers to the satisfaction of our communities to create safety on our streets.

A nationally agreed template action plan detailing the progress made by Greater Manchester Police in respect of HMIC Recommendations and the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme has been produced and is attached at the bottom of this page.

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