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Being stopped and searched can be an unpleasant experience, no matter the approach of the police officers involved. But if it’s felt that there has been unnecessary force or an inappropriate attitude, then we'd like to hear about it and, where necessary, act upon it. Likewise, we welcome any suggestions or positive comments you’d like to share.
If you feel you’ve had an unpleasant or unsatisfactory experience, you may wish to make a formal complaint. You can do so if you think a police officer has behaved incorrectly or unfairly. For example, if you think an officer has:
All complaints are investigated and this can take time.
To make a formal complaint and for more information about how complaints are investigated, read our complaints pages. If you've had a positive experience, you can offer us feedback.
The South Wales Police Patrol Along scheme offers members of the public the opportunity to accompany our officers on patrol and experience first hand how stop and search may be used.
The scheme enables two-way learning and helps create greater understanding and closeness between the police and the public.
Please visit the site of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner to find out more and how to apply.