A) (i) How many police officers have been caught using mobile phones while driving a
service vehicle in each of the following years – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date?
(ii) Of those officers caught using a mobile phone while driving, how many were given
a fine and penalty points and how many had the offence cancelled by a manager or
ACCEPTED OFFER – Information held by our Professional Standards Department
B) (i) How many police officers have been caught speeding by either a fixed or mobile
safety/speed camera in each of the following years – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date?
ACCEPTED OFFER – Officer self referred incidents
(iii) Of those not speeding in response to an incident, how many have received penalty
points and a fine, how many participated in a speed awareness course and how many
had a ticket cancelled by a manager or senior officer?
ACCEPTED OFFER -Total penalties
Please find attached our response.
Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.
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.