Policy paper

PACE Code A 2009

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Code of Practice for police officers on statutory powers of stop and search and requirements to record public encounters.



This version of PACE Code A was amended with effect from 1 January 2009 to reduce the recording requirements for stop and encounter. From 1 January 2009 police are required to record only the ethnicity of a person who is subject to stop and account as set out in paragraphs 4.11 - 4.20 of PACE Code A.