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17 February, 2022

Volunteers wanted to scrutinise and support local policing

Make a difference in your community and take a place in the Stop and Search and Use Force Community Review Group .

Learn about your rights and get involved in how the Police carry out Stop and Search and Use Force.

What is the Stop and Search and Use of Force Community Review Group?

There are eight community review groups across York and North Yorkshire who review and scrutinise the use of Stop and Search and Uses of Force, holding North Yorkshire Police to account to improve transparency, legitimacy and accountability.

We want to grow our membership and represent the demographics of the county and be more diverse and inclusive.

The representatives will work around three common goals:

  • Check that police officers use their powers lawfully.
  • Check that the powers are used fairly.
  • Advise on public perception relating to Stop and Search and Use Force.

What does the group do?

During the meetings we look at:

  • National and local issues, on stop and search and use of force,
  • Officer engagement.
  • View real police body worn videos, provide opinion on them.
  • Review data to check for disproportionality.

In addition the group supports police training and communications around Stop and Search and Use Force.

What would my commitment be?

The group meets three to four times a year, with eight districts across North Yorkshire, providing you with the opportunity to join your district or the wider districts.

Our meetings are: in person, virtual and ‘blended’, and usually take place early evening.

You will be supported with a two hour training workshop and shadowing opportunity at a Community Review Group.

How do I join or find out more?

For further information, please email: info@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk