Bedfordshire Police wants your Stop Search Feedback
Please note, this survey is not for making official complaints – feedback submitted here is completely anonymous, so we will not be able to contact you to follow up. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please visit the FAQ page of our website.
What is a stop search?
A ‘stop and search’ is when a police officer stops you or your vehicle and searches you, your vehicle, your clothes or anything you are carrying. Being searched does not mean you are under arrest or have done something wrong. A police officer must have reasonable grounds to suspect that you are in possession of articles that could amount to evidence of an offence before searching you. Police officers form their suspicions on the basis of what they have seen or heard, information from colleagues or members of the public and information from police intelligence systems.
To report a new crime or incident please visit our online reporting section , call 101, or dial 999 if an emergency.
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