Thank you for your answer to my question 2019/6105. What is the current 2019-20 and planned 2020-21 budget for the Road and Transport Policing Command (RTPC)? And do you have an estimate of how much of this will be spent each year on roads policing while officers are diverted to the Violent Crime Taskforce?
The current budget for the Roads and Transport Policing Command for 2019-20 is £139.6 million of which £93.9 million will be funded by Transport for London and £45.7 million (excluding corporate support costs) will be funded by the MPS.
The planned budget for 2020-21 is £141.4 million of which the MPS hold a legacy budgetary figure for the Transport for London funding of £95.7 million and £45.7 million (excluding corporate support costs) will be funded by the MPS. These figures will be revisited to ensure they remain accurate as part of the 2020-21 budget building process.
The Roads and Transport Policing Command currently provides approximately 111 officers to the Violent Crime Task Force and therefore £133.3 million of the Commands budget for 2019-20 will be available for Roads Policing.