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What Can I Expect?

The Standard Uniform of a Police OfficerAll stops and searches must be carried out with courtesy, consideration and respect.

  • The officer must be polite and respectful at all times.
  • We are aware that the process may take a while, however the process should be handled quickly and professionally.
  • The police officer will ask a few questions and then if necessary search you.
  • The search is not voluntary. If you do not co-operate the officer can use reasonable force to conduct the search.
  • Police officers must use their stop and search powers fairly, responsibly and without discrimination.