Gloucestershire Police Stop & Search

A personal view of stop & search and anti-racism by Gareth Kitchen.
@gruff@stroud.social

Racist, misogynistic and other dubious content.

Stroud Against Racism, who I am proud to support, have become particularly concerned about a number of anonymous police Twitter accounts. Some are used to promote sniffer dogs, and the like, but some amplify other, less cuddly, content.

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Stroud Against Racism vs. Gloucestershire Constabulary

An update to Stroud Against Racism's meeting with Chris Nelson, Gloucestershire's Police & Crime Commissioner and his team, on the 24th August 2022.

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Stroud Against Racism vs. Gloucestershire Constabulary

Following Stroud Against Racism's recent complaint against the Constabulary I would like to thank Chris Nelson, Gloucestershire's Police & Crime Commissioner, for facilitating a meeting, on the 24th August 2022, to hear the groups outstanding concerns.

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Stroud Against Racism vs. Gloucestershire Constabulary

....for the reasons outlined above, it would have been appropriate for Stroud Against Racism to have been contacted once your formal complaint had been received. Had you been contacted, the issues which have since come to light may have been exposed sooner. On that basis, your review is upheld

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This interactive evidence gap map was commissioned by New Zealand Police.

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/security-crime-science/research/evidence-map

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Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Chief Constable has pledged to meet the commitments of a new National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Race Action Plan launched today (Tuesday 24 May).

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The Independent Review Officer OPCC for Gloucestershire

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Complainant details

This complaint is against Gloucestershire Constabulary (the constabulary), 1 Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AN

The complaint is made by Mr Gareth Kitchen on behalf of Stroud Against Racism (SAR) on the 31st January 2022.

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A personal account of the Constabulary's Stop & Search Community Scrutiny Panel (SSCSP). Sent to the Chair of the Police & Crime Panel at Gloucestershire County Council on 26th Oct 2021.

Summary

Although the SSCSP is professionally run, over the last couple of years the Constabulary has been quietly:-

  • Reducing openness and transparency
    • by reducing SSCSP meetings from twelve to four a year
  • Creating barriers to SSCSP participation.
  • Failing to honour the Community Complaints Trigger Mechanism
  • Failing to adapt processes within Professional Standards Department to permit
    • notification of complaints to the panels
    • sending details of complaints to the panels
    • an immediate understanding of issues surrounding complaints
  • editing the panel's original Terms of Reference without proper disclosure
  • avoiding public disclosure of its departures from BUSSS.
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You can use this link interrogate the Stop & Search data about Gloucestershire Constabulary.

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