Stop and Search

Stop Search logoStop and search is a power used by police to protect the public, tackle crime and keep the streets safe.

The majority of stop searches are conducted in areas experiencing higher levels of crime or anti-social issues. Officers are deployed to these areas to either respond to crime or target those responsible for it. Most are in relation to stolen property, illegal drugs, offensive weapons and items used to facilitate theft.

The force works closely with local communities and stakeholders to increase the effectiveness and quality of our stop searches.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary's Stop and Search Strategy is detailed in the attached document.

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