As part of our commitment to the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme and to deliver on our commitment of being open and transparent, we publish data on our use of Stop Search powers so that the communities of Gwent can be assured that Gwent Police are legitimate in their use of these powers.
To enhance our transparency, we have recently changed the way we present the data and will now publish data quarterly rather than annually. These changes have been made so that it is clearer and easier for the public to understand our stop and search data.
Stop and Search is scrutinised in a number of forums, both internally and externally and through inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Further details of the external scrutiny provided by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Legitimacy Scrutiny Panel can be found on this link