Stop and search guide to your rights
A page of information about police stop and search powers in the UK and your rights when you are stopped and searched.
Date Written: 14/10/2006
Year Published: 2006
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16366
What is a Stop and Search? Police officers can stop and talk to you at any time. But they should only search you if they suspect you are carrying: Drugs, Weapons, Stolen property, Tools which could be used to commit a crime.