Policy Details

Drivers of Emergency Vehicles - Prosecution Policy

Dated: 19 Sep 2013

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

POLICY TITLE: Drivers of Emergency Vehicles – Prosecution Policy

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Criminal Justice and Communications

AUTHOR: Criminal Justice Research

CONTACT DETAILS: 101 Ext. 63679


AIM OF POLICY: To ensure the safety of the general public and Northumbria Police staff by maintaining strict working practices in relation to the adherence of speed limits and traffic control measures, unless there is a justifiable operational need to provide a quick response.  At all times safety of the public and staff themselves should be paramount.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: Protection of the general public and Northumbria Police staff

REASON FOR POLICY: Promotion of safe working practices


DESCRIPTION OF POLICY:

Drivers of police vehicles must not exceed speed limits or contravene red light signals UNLESS there is a justifiable, operational need and it can be done safely.

All incidents will be reviewed where drivers of emergency vehicles have contravened red light or speed cameras, to ensure that they have acted appropriately in the circumstances.

This policy will apply equally to all foreign force and other emergency vehicles.


SOURCE DOCUMENT:

GROUPS AFFECTED: All staff

ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE RESTRICTIONS: None