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Close Pass (686A/20)


I am writing to you pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the

Act’) to request the following information from West Midlands Police regarding Operation

Close Pass:

A. On how many occasions since September 2018 has Operation Close Pass been

run and what format did these sessions take?

B. Where have these sessions taken place, and how many times in each place

that it has been run?

C. How many of the drivers caught were given either, a formal warning, a fine or

sent on a course?

D. How many drivers were stopped on each run of the operation, and in what


E. Have there been any prosecutions?


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.