Disclosure Details

Roads policing - 232/17

Dated: 08 Mar 2017

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

Thank you for your e mail dated 27 February 2017 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police. 

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. How many people have you issued tickets to for smoking with a child in the car from October 1 2015 to February 28 2017?

2. How many dedicated road traffic officers do you have in current service in your police force?

3. How many dedicated road traffic officers did you have in your police force five years ago?

4. How many dedicated road traffic officers did you have in your police force ten years ago? 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Fixed Penalty Unit and the HR Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1. None - Police are unable to issue tickets for this offence. However I can advise that since the 1st October, 2015 two offences have been identified and summonses issued by the Police

2.  133.11 as of 02/02/17

3.  171.72  as of 31/03/202

4.  101 as of 31/03/207 

Above roles are counted as FTE (full time equivalent)

Role definitions have changed over the years but the counts provided are closest comparisons.

Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.