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Police Driving Instructors (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 20th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

Since the start of 2019 has the Met employed any agency workers as police driving instructors who are not registered with the DVSA as licenced instructors, which would go against the rules set out by the College of Policing?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) assures me that it adheres to the College of Policing standards for driver trainers and all active agency workers utilised as police driving instructors are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

In October 2019 a review of the agency worker pool identified an individual as not registered under the DVSA. The MPS subsequently sought advice from the Department of Transport and independent legal advice before taking the decision to remove this agency worker from training duties.