Police: Road Traffic Control

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Pinnock Baroness Pinnock Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Traffic Police Officers were in post in 2010; and how many are in post according to the latest published figures.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The table provided shows the total number and proportion of full-time equivalent police officers within the traffic function in England and Wales, as at 31 March 2010 to 31 March 2014.

Number of and proportion of full-time equivalent1 police officers within the traffic function 2, 3 in England and Wales, as at 31 March 2010 to 31 March 2014.4

Number

Total

2010

5,635

2011

5,329

2012

4,868

2013

4,675

2014

4,356

Proportion of total police officers (%)

Total

2010

3.9

2011

3.8

2012

3.6

2013

3.6

2014

3.4

1. This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been presented to the nearest whole number.

2.Traffic function includes staff who are predominantly employed on motor-cycles or in patrol vehicles for the policing of traffic and motorway related duties. This includes officers employed in accident investigation, vehicle examination,radar duties and those working with hazardous chemicals.

3. Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations) are recorded under their primary role or function. This may explain some variability between years.

4. Figures have been confirmed by all police forces after collection and before publication each year.

PQ HL4920 - Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 27 KB)

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