The APA's high profile 'Know Your Rights' campaign has been helping the public understand their rights when stopped and/or searched by the police since 2005. Please find below the most recent version of the leaflet for viewing or printing. All copyrights are retained by the APA so please contact us (email@example.com) to use any part of the content in your own campaign.
Stop and Search Leaflet
This version of the leaflet is slightly out of date and does not reflect changes made by the Government to Code A of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the Terrorism Act 2000, both of which came into effect in March 2011. A new leaflet is being prepared and will be available soon.
Stop and Search Leaflet November 2010 - PDF Version
Stop and Search Leaflet November 2010 - Print Ready
Stop and Search Leaflet November 2010 (Welsh) - PDF Version
Stop and Search Leaflet November 2010 (Welsh) - Print Ready
For detailed information on PCSO powers in your area please go here.