Meet the new co-chair of Northamptonshire's Stop and Search Working Group

"I will ensure that the Force is challenged constructively on its use of stop and search powers to ensure it is always used fairly and proportionately"

Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 2:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th July 2020, 2:50 pm

Gilly Anglin-Jarrett is the new volunteer co-chair of Northamptonshire’s Stop & Search Working Group..

The group is a forum attended by members of the community from across the county working with police leaders to review and hold the Force to account in its use of stop and search.

Gilly will work alongside police chair, Superintendent Dennis Murray.

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Gilly Anglin-Jarrett will work alongside Supt Dennis Murray as co-chairs of Northamptonshire's Stop and Search Working Group

Supt Murray, said: “Northamptonshire Police is committed to working with the community to ensure that the force uses stop & search powers in an effective and ethical way, and are accountable and open to scrutiny in the use of these powers.

“I’m really pleased to see Gilly join the Stop and Search Working Group as our new co-chair. She brings a wealth of experience to the role and will act as a strong advocate for the fair and proportionate use of stop & search.”

Gilly has chaired local, regional and national committees including the Northants Race and Equality Council. She has been a member of the Police Missing Children Multi-Agency Committee and has over 20 years’ involvement with the Wellingborough African Caribbean Association.

She said: “I am very passionate about building up trust to ensure our communities have a better relationship with the police and I want to use my experiences as a member of the community to help all community members and groups to improve their understanding about the impact of stop and search.

“As well as chairing the meetings and representing the group publicly, I will ensure that the Force is challenged constructively on its use of stop and search powers to ensure it is always used fairly and proportionately.”

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