Stop and Search, National recommendations - April 2022

Published 14 Apr 2022

In 2020, we launched our thematic work on race discrimination, which enables us to independently investigate cases which would not ordinarily meet our threshold for investigation. Taking a thematic approach helps us to build the necessary body of evidence to drive real improvements in police practice by identifying both good practice and systemic issues, and in 2020 we used this approach to shape 11 formal learning recommendations to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) following the study of five investigations featuring the use of stop and search.

In 2022, we published a report taking the next step on from that work, looking at learning that could be shared at a national level.

Our thematic recommendations and responses can be found below.

IOPC reference

For all our IOPC case references, please consult Annex 1 of our learning report.
Date of recommendation
Date response due