Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could you provide me with as much of the following data as you have available:

1. The total number of searches carried out by the force under "stop and account" powers. Please supply this data by month, for as many months as are available.
2. A breakdown of the total number of "stop and account" searches by the subject's self-defined ethnicity. Please supply this data by month as above.

I understand that not all forces record "stop and account" searches, but I would be grateful for any data you do have.

Thank you for your attention, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like me to clarify this request.

Yours faithfully,

Anna Powell-Smith

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

Dear Ms Powell-Smith,

 

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Please could you provide me with as much of the following data as you have
available:

 

1. The total number of searches carried out by the force under "stop and
account" powers. Please

supply this data by month, for as many months as are available.

2. A breakdown of the total number of "stop and account" searches by the
subject's self-defined

ethnicity. Please supply this data by month as above.

 

I understand that not all forces record "stop and account" searches, but I
would be grateful for any data

you do have.

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Office,

I'd just like to clarify the wording in my request: I'm interested in the number of _stops_ made under "stop and account" powers, not the number of _searches_.

As you may have spotted, "stop and account" powers by definition do not involve searches!

If you do not record "stop and account", or do not use "stop and account" by policy, I'd also be interested in knowing that.

Apologies for any confusion, and thanks for considering my request.

Yours sincerely,

Anna Smith

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

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Ms Powell-Smith

 

Thank you for making a Freedom of Information request to the Derbyshire
Constabulary.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kevin Lea

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management, Derbyshire Constabulary, Police Headquarters,
Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire.  DE5 3RS

Tel: 101   Direct Dial: 0300 122 5487 

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Anna Smith left an annotation ()

They do not do stop and account stops: " the Constabulary do not conduct such stops"