1. The police officer must first give their name, their station, their grounds for searching you and what they expect to find. Without this the search may be deemed unlawful.

  2. If you refuse to be searched, reasonable force can be used and in some cases you may be committing an offence.

  3. You do not have to give your name or address.

  4. You are entitled to a copy of the record of the search on the spot. If unavailable, you must be given a receipt and told how you can get a copy of the record.

  5. Report any unfair, unlawful or inappropriate stop and search to Stop-Watch.org


  1. The majority of people do not know their legal stop and search rights.

  2. In 2018 there were 282,000 recorded stop and search.

  3. In 2013 it was found that 27% of stop and search were conducted unlawfully.

  4. As little as 2% of section 60 stop and search lead to an arrest.

  5. Only by reporting unfair, unlawful or inappropriate stop and search do we have the full picture.



  • Do you know 20,000 new police officers are currently being recruited?

  • Do you know the Stop and Search laws have recently been relaxed?

  • Do you know £10 million worth of additional Taser guns have been ordered?

  • This is legally approved advice.

  • It’s important that we all #KnowOurRights.

  • More info? TheChampionAgency.com