Stop and search powers 2: are the police using them effectively and fairly? (3870)

Chief constables should, with immediate effect, develop plans that set out how each force will complete the action required to make good progress in relation to the recommendations in HMIC's 2013 report, and publish these plans so that the public can easily see them on their websites. These plans should include the action forces are taking to comply fully with the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme, initiated in April 2014 by the Home Secretary.

  • HMIC expects chief constables to use the self-assessments they completed as part of this inspection to formulate their plans, alongside any other relevant information. We expect all forces to have completed, or to be making good progress in relation to, the recommended actions by November 2015

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Wiltshire has published progress in relation to BUSS on its website. As part of this there is a link to the recommendations and progress from the 2013 national report. Wiltshire has made good progress on the requirements. New governance frameworks and a continuous improvement plan demonstrate commitment and ensure focus on the tasks to be completed.