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    Q507: How do police have to deal with stops?

    Police Officers no longer have to make a record of all stops and are not required to provide a receipt. A stop is defined as:

    "Where an officer asks the person to account for their actions, behaviour, presence in an area, or possession of anything."

    The person stopped will not have to give their name or address nor their ethnicity, unless it is the policy of that particular officer's force to record it. The officer is required to inform the person who they are and give their name, collar number etc.

    If a person is dissatisfied with how they have been treated, they can raise the issue with their local police force.

    If a person is stopped and searched then a record must be made. Details on acquiring a copy of this form can be found at Q489

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