9. Make the police get our signed permission before searching us without a warrant.
a. Adopt the Written Consent Policy put forward by the Greensboro Criminal Justice Advisory Commission in February of 2020.
“Greensboro police officers who search persons based on their consent should obtain voluntary consent from those persons (1) by verbally informing them of their right to refuse a search and (2) by securing written consent through the GPD Consent to Search Form.”
b. Use clear language in the Consent to Search Form to let people know that they have the right to say no to a search.
c. Add language to the Consent to Search Form that lets people know they have the right to change their mind and withdraw consent.
d. Require Officers to read the Consent to Search form to the person being searched.