Herts Police Get Clean Bill of Health on Stop and Search Scheme
Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has welcomed a report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), which confirms Hertfordshire Constabulary is meeting the requirements of the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme.

This national scheme was set up by the Home Office to answer complaints that stop and search powers were being used too often and without sufficient public scrutiny.  Hertfordshire was one of the first forces to sign up to the scheme and it has now been confirmed they are fully compliant with all aspects of it.

Commissioner David Lloyd said: “This is a significant coercive power and my Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan makes a commitment that it should be used properly in Hertfordshire.

I hold the Chief Constable to account for doing so and I have set up an independent scrutiny panel to provide regular public feedback.  I am pleased that HMIC has recognised the effectiveness of the work we are doing.”