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Police: Road Traffic Control

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answers of (a) 11 June 2007, Official Report, column 503W and (b) 6 June 2007, Official Report, column 618W, on the police: road traffic control, how many dedicated traffic police officers there are in England and Wales. (145098)

The numbers of dedicated traffic police officers are not collected centrally.

The available data are the numbers of full-time equivalent police officers primarily employed in the function ‘traffic’. On this basis, there were 6,511 officers in post on 31 March 2006.

A corresponding figure for 31 March 2007 will be available when the police personnel statistics for 2006-07 are published on 26 July.