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What Information Do I Receive?

Hi-Vis Police JacketThe police who stop and search you must provide you with certain information.

  • They must tell you that you have been detained for stop and search purposes.
  • Their name and the station where they work (unless the search is in relation to suspected terrorist activity or giving his or her name may place the officer in danger).
  • They must then give a warrant card or identification number.
  • The name of the law in which they have stopped you under.
  • Your rights.
  • Why you have been stopped and searched.
  • Why they chose you.
  • What they are looking for.
  • You will be offered a receipt card of your search, this will give you information of where you can then obtain a copy of your search record within three months from a Staffordshire Police Station/Public Enquiry Office (during opening times).