Please supply the following information in terms that the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner can place on their public website, or that Corporate Communications can release to the public. This form is to be submitted in 2 stages – before and after the authorised period for the S.60.
Before the Authorised Period
Time, Date and Duration of Authority to Search
1200hrs 2nd March 2019 – 0300hrs 3rd March 2019
Area covered by Authority (Please attach any relevant maps)
The City of Birmingham
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC Boycott (22482)
Reason for Authority (Brief Summary for Publication)
Extract from Chief Constable David Thompson’s remarks on the issue of knife crime in Birmingham: “The public will have seen an uplift in police numbers in parts of Birmingham. That will continue and the officers have been given extensive search powers where we can search to prevent violence without needing suspicion of weapon carriage. We will use this tool very intensively now. It will upset some innocent young people but I fear the carriage of weapons in the current environment is growing, often through fear, and we can take no chances. I cannot accurately pinpoint who carries a knife. I ask for the support of the public and young people as we do this. This will not be a short term response. Violence builds into the summer months and we will need to apply intensive pressure for a sustained period. We will be firm but courteous.”
Details of OIC (for contact or enquiries)
Supt I Green (1218)
After the Authorised Period
Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
4 x Arrested Consequence of Stop & Search1 x Arrested – Other Reason2 x Cannabis Warnings4 x Substances Seized 76 x NFA
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