Speeding Officers (5467_14)

Request

1. Between 1st September 2013 and 1st September 2014, how many West Midlands Police (WMP) officers were found guilty of speeding in police vehicles that were not involved in emergency responses , ie; under blue light conditions.

2. How many cases did the Force appeal? How many of those appeals were successful?

3. Between 1st September 2013 and 1st September 2014, how many WMP officers were found guilty of speeding offences in their own private vehicles? How many were issued with Fixed Penalty Tickets?

4.  Between 1st September 2013 and 1st September 2014, how many officers were found guilty of speeding offences and had endorsements on their licence? Of these, how many were dealt with by the courts?

Response

Between 01 September 2013 and 01 September 2014 there were 10 police officers found guilty of speeding whilst on duty, each received a fine and penalty points. There were 59 police officers in the same period that were found guilty of speeding offences, whilst off duty ,of which 20 attended speed awareness courses whilst the rest received points and a fine.

 

1 case was dealt with by the courts

 

Information relating to appeals is not held.

 

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.

 

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