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Driving Authorisation (4524/15)


Q1) What levels of driving authorisation do your Special Constabulary Officers hold? (e.g. General patrol / Response / Initial Pursuit)
Q2) What number of officers are trained and authorised at each of the above levels?


1. The levels of driving authorisation that some of the Special Constables hold are below –

Basic Car Authorisation
Basic Van Authorisation
Standard Car
Advanced Car
Tactical Pursuit and Containment
2. The number of Special Constables trained per level are as below –

Basic Car Authorisation – 113
Basic Van Authorisation – 2
Standard Car – 2
Advanced Car – 2
Tactical Pursuit and Containment 1

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.



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