NBPA Merseyside Stop & Search Visit report

Merseyside Police invited the NBPA to conduct a Stop & Search visit to check on levels of disproportionality in their black, Asian and ethnic communities. Several Cabinet members attended along with StopWatchUK, Liberty and an IAG (Independent Advisory Group member) from Gwent Police/BTP.

We found no obvious race disparities and would encourage others forces to look at their training as best practice (see attached NBPA Stop&Search report – Merseyside 2019).

The NBPA extends an offer to conduct similar visits to any forces interested in having an impartial assessment of their Stop & Search procedures to improve their policing of black, Asian and ethnic communities.