Stop and search is a valuable policing tool which helps to keep our communities safe. Everyone has a duty to help police officers prevent crime and catch offenders; public co-operation is essential to make sure that stop and search is used properly.
The police know that being searched is an inconvenience and should make the experience as brief as possible, but in the interest of public safety, the search must be thorough. It will help speed up the process if you try to stay calm and co-operate with the officer.
More information on Stop and Search can be found on the Gwent Police website.