Stop and Search

South Yorkshire Police has a clear vision for Stop and Search: To achieve the highest level of trust and confidence in its use to tackle crime and keep our streets safe.

This key policing power assists us to protect our communities by identifying and eliminating violent and key crimes including anti-social behaviour.


Give us your feedback: Fill out our Stop and Search Survey.

Stop and Search data: Access our internet site here or for additional data, please visit Police.UK

Get involved: Join us on patrol and participate in a Lay Observation or attend our Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel by emailing


Watch our short video to find out what a stop and search is.


Other useful information:


Useful links here:

National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) guidance on stop and search.

Home office stop and search statistics 2014-15

Hanstock Stop and Search update

The Chief Constable's public encounters plan