Forensic Collision Investigators (8191_16)

Request

Please note that we are not asking for the collection of any new data, just a clarification over what currently exists, and if allowed, a copy or link to the data.

We write now to ask for the following information.

1. Number of Forensic collision investigators (FCI) currently employed.
2. Number of non fatal collisions investigated (and not just attended) by the FCI in 2015 ?
3. Please provide copy or link to current collision investigation evaluation policy or procedures
4. When was the last time road death and serious injury investigation procedures were reviewed?
5. Are the prosecution outcomes of collision investigations reported (are you able to report how often a driver was prosecuted for causing a pedestrian death or serious injuring a cyclist? If so, please provide link/copy.
6. Does your policy include extending the offer to attend NDORS course to drivers involved in serious injury collisions?

Response

Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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