Proposals invited to investigate Stop & Search disproportionality
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire is inviting proposals from organisations interesting in completing a six-month research project in to Stop and Search disproportionality in the county.
The PCC would like to commission research to better understand the available data and any inequality in Stop and Search used by the police by exploring ethnicity, age and gender and the impacts on different community groups.
Mr David Lloyd, said: "One of the key issues is that of disproportionality in the use of tactics such as stop and search which is seen as evidence of potential discrimination.
"I believe the crude way in which we currently measure disproportionality is highly misleading and not useful in indicating whether discriminatory behaviour may be taking place, or its extent. If we really want to find out whether there is disproportionality we need to invest in some detailed research."
Those groups and organisations who are interest in applying to tender for the project should complete the attached proposal form.