Stop and Search training results

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4403
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The stop and search pilot training, designed by the College of Policing with the Equality and Human Rights Commission, aimed to address effectiveness, fairness and how the Metropolitan Police interact with the public, is due to be completed and evaluated by March 2016. Why have you not waited for these results before launching a new stop and search campaign?

Answer

Answer for Stop and Search training results

Answer for Stop and Search training results

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS constantly reviews its use of stop and search, and as part of Operations Teal and Sceptre, the use of targeted stop and search in areas with high levels of knife enabled crime and violence is one of the tools used. 

I was pleased to see the MPS take part in the recent College of Policing training pilot, which included many of the innovative changes to stop and search practice introduced in London since the STOP IT initiative in February 2012.  MOPAC has also ensured that Members of the MOPAC Community Monitoring Network have had the opportunity to observe the training and provide direct feedback to the College of Policing.  Both I and the MPS look forward to receiving the findings of the pilot.