Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme

The Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme was announced by the Home Secretary in her statement to Parliament on 30th April 2014. The principal aims of the Scheme are to achieve greater transparency, community involvement in the use of stop and search powers and to support a more intelligence-led approach, leading to better outcomes, for example, an increase in the stop and search to positive outcome ratio.

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Police discipline: The new Code of Ethics and the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012

On 15 July 2014 College of Policing issued Code of Ethics

A new Code setting out policing principles and standards of professional behaviour for members of the policing profession raises questions around how incidents of minor misconduct will be dealt with. Its purpose is said to be to bring the policing profession in line with other professions with such a code and to define expectations for members of the profession.

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