Code of practice for statutory powers of stop and search and requirements to record public encounters by police officers and staff.
PDF, 580KB, 33 pages
This revised PACE Code A has effect from 19 March 2015 following a statutory consultation.
It covers police powers to stop and search persons and vehicles and the requirements for officers to make a record of a stop or encounter.
You can also read the order bringing the code into force and the explanatory memorandum describing the changes.
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