Some stop and search powers allow you to be searched without grounds (but with approval of a senior police officer).
Our officers can stop and search you:
Stop and searches can take place anywhere but normally take place in public places.
We can only search you if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that we're likely to find:
Before the search takes place, we will why you have been detained for the purpose of a search. Although this does not mean you have been arrested, you must remain with the police officer until the search has been completed. The length of time you are detained must be reasonable and kept to a minimum.
Also, before starting the search an officer must tell you:
The officer must record every search that they carry out and you are entitled to a copy of this. The officer will either give you a copy of the search record there and then, or give you a receipt with details of how you can obtain a copy of the record within one year of the date of the search.