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  1. Children & Young People

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  2. Consultation & Engagement Opportunites

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  3. Stop & Search

    The public should be aware that data on a variety of aspects of policing activity is available for viewing at police.uk. Included in this data is mapping information on the use of stop and search powers by police. Content
  4. Stop & Search FAQs

    A stop or stop and search occurs when someone is asked to account for themselves Questions such as ‘What are you doing?’, ‘Where have you been?’, ‘What are you carrying?’ or ‘Where are you going?’ mean that the officer is asking someone to account for themselves. When this happens the officer must give that person a record of the event. The way in which the stop or stop and search is conducted by a police officer or police community support officer is set out in law and must be followed. Content
  5. Best Use of Stop & Search

    Dorset Police voluntarily signed up to the Home Office's Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme in August 2014. The scheme aims to help significantly reduce the overall use of stop and search, deliver better and more intelligence-led stop and search, and improve stop-to-arrest ratios. Part of Dorset Police's commitment to this scheme is offering members of the public the opportunity to accompany officers out on patrol. The Lay Observation Scheme allows people to see a range of police activity. Content
  6. Community Feedback

    The community trigger is a process which allows members of the community to ask for a review, to provide feedback, or seek investigation or reassurance as to the way Stop & Search is used in their community. The Trigger is designed to ensure we work together to try and resolve any complaints or concerns. Content
  7. Stop & Search Feedback

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  8. Websites for the Deaf, Hearing and Speech Impaired

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  9. Foreign Nationals - Police Registration Scheme Feedback Form

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  10. Accessing Information

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