The police working in partnership with the VCPB gives an opportunity for negative historic relationships to be challenged and developed.  

VCPB is optimistic about its influence and the changes that it can potentially make to future relationships between the community, youth and police.  

Senior police staff sit on the Board contributing to the strategy and ongoing actions to support positive ongoing relationships.


Mick Gallagher – Head of Violent Crime, continues to provide a police prospective with the latest statistics and intelligence which supports the Board in its innovation and commissioning of research and partnerships with identified universities.

Research and a model that reflects the needs of the community has been conducted and will be considered as part of the VCPB actions.

Working in partnership, we are attempting to rewrite the narrative on the relationships between the community and police.

Mick Gallagher

Stop and Search

What is Stop and Search?

Stop and search powers are police interventions to keep people safe. They are used to address drug offences, burglary, theft and terrorism. They allow police officers to search you or your vehicle if they have reasonable grounds to do so. They must use the search powers fairly, responsibly and with respect for people. 

We work with communities to help individuals understand their rights in the event of a stop and search and to promote mutual respect between communities and police officers.

Getting Involved

Do you have influence in your community & wish to get involved with the vcpb?

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