In 2010, the RPS issued a “Know The Facts” card detailing police stop and search rights under the Terrorism Act. This card has been well received and is supported by ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers).
The card is for RPS members only, and will have arrived with the usual membership mailings.
For other NPG members, and for information, the text on the reverse of the card is shown below:
POLICE STOP AND SEARCH RIGHTS UNDER THE TERRORISM ACT
We all need to be vigilent against terrorism and support the police where possible as well as protect our rights to photograph in a public place.
Also note that it’s a criminal offence to commit trespass on railway or military property, and some politicians’ and Crown property in the UK.
Be careful when you’re out and about in the country with your camera, too. Most fields, and all farmland, in the UK are privately owned. If shooting within the boundaries of a farmer’s field without permission, you’ll risk trespassing, unless you’re on a designated and marked public footpath.