Know your rights

General advice, information and guidance will be posted here.

Stop and Search: Know Your Rights
You or a vehicle that you are in can be stopped and searched if a police officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that you are carrying drugs, weapons, sto...
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 6:44 AM
Arrest Bust Card
Please print this out and carry it with you on the protest - it might come in handy! You have the right to be treated fairly and with respect by the...
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 6:49 AM
Netpol | Network for Police Monitoring
Netpol seeks to monitor public order, protest and street policing, and to challenge and resist policing which is excessive, discriminatory or threatens civi...
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 1:59 AM
Green & Black Cross
Green & Black Cross (GBC) is an independent grassroots project. They are set up in the spirit of mutual aid and solidarity to support autonomous social ...
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 2:05 AM
Identifying police ranks
Find out more about how you can identify the rank of police officers. Provided by The Network for Police Monitoring (NETPOL). Read more here. ...
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 2:36 AM
Subject Access Requests – an introduction
Why ask the police for the data they hold about you?  Recent media coverage of undercover surveillance by the Metropolitan Police’s Special Demonstratio...
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 12:44 AM
Appealing against a police investigation
If you are unhappy about the outcome of your complaint, or about how your complaint has been handled, you may be able to appeal to the Independent Office fo...
Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 8:26 PM
The INQUEST handbook
The INQUEST Handbook is a resource for families and friends dealing with the aftermath of a sudden bereavement. how can this guide help you? If someone...
Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 1:05 PM
West Midlands Police: Complaints
Good or bad, your experience could help improve policing across the West Midlands. They are committed to preventing crime, protecting the public and helping...
Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 1:52 PM
DNA retention by police
What is DNA? DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, the chemical that carries the genetic code for all human life. The study of DNA is important not ...
Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 11:03 PM