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Police: Cambridgeshire

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers in Cambridgeshire had the primary function of traffic policing in each of the last five years. (153772)

The data are available are from 2002-03 to 2005-06 and are given in the table.

Police officers (FTE)1 whose main function2 is “Traffic” in Cambridgeshire from 31 March 2003 to 31 March 2006

Traffic

Proportion of total officer strength

2002-03

85

6.1

2003-04

99

7.0

2004-05

101

7.1

2005-06

99

6.8

Notes: 1. This and other tables contain full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Figures include those officers on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave. 2. Staff with multiple responsibilities (or designations) are recorded under their primary role or function. The traffic function includes staff who are predominantly employed on motorcycles or in patrol vehicles for the policing of traffic and motorway related duties. The does not include officers employed in accident investigation, vehicle examination and radar duties.