Police Stop and Search - Know the Facts
27/10/10KNOW THE FACTS
POLICE STOP AND SEARCH RIGHTS
UNDER THE TERRORISM ACT
- Every person has a right to photograph in a public place
- It is not against the law to photograph a police officer undertaking normal duties
- The police do have a duty to investigate incidents which may give rise to suspicion
- If stopped by a police officer remain calm and polite
- You are not required to give any personal details unless driving a car or you are arrested
- Officers may stop and search and view images if they believe they could be used in connection with terrorism
- Officers have no powers to delete images
- PCSOs may not search without a police officer present
- You must be provided with a copy of the Stop & Search slip which will include the officer’s identity.
For more information, and up-to-date news of challenges to Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, see:
"I'm a photographer, Not a Terrorist!"