Area covered by Authority (Please attach any relevant maps)
The City of Birmingham
Details of Authorising Officer
ACC S 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)
C/Insp P Ditta (7954)
After the Authorised Period
Number of Stop/Searches Carried Out Under the Authority
Outcomes of those Stop/Searches
1 x Arrest – Drugs23 x Substance Seized (not known)72 x NFA
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