Young people needed to advise police on controversial stop and search - The Solihull Observer

Young people needed to advise police on controversial stop and search

Solihull Editorial 9th Dec, 2019   0

THE INDEPENDENT Advisory Group working with police is Solihull has called for young people to talk about stop and search.

Young people can join Solihull’s Independent Advisory Group’s Stop and Search Panel.

The Independent Advisory Group said it is ‘a self-governing group made up of people from local communities who provide independent advice to the police.’

Volunteers join the group to discuss policing issues in the West Midlands constabulary area.




The group is now focusing on stop and search, as police methods to deal with knife come under scrutiny.

Research by rights group Stop-Watch showed West Midlands Police made 16,379 stop and searches from April 2018 – March 2019.


Controversial Section 60 powers – which allow police to search anyone in an area if they anticipate serious violence – went up by 1882 per cent in the same period, to 2,041.

Those interested in joining the independent group should email [email protected], or phone 101 and ask to speak to the Consultation and Engagement Officer.

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