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Traffic Vehicles (13880_17)


  1. How many dedicated Road Policing Unit (traffic) cars were on your force’s fleet as of the end of November 2017?
  2. How many of the same vehicles appeared on the fleet at the end of November 2014, and November 2011?
  3. Can you provide a list of the road policing unit (traffic) vehicles on the fleet currently (as of the end of November 2017), including the make and model, year of registration, fuel type, whether it is marked or unmarked and the cost of each vehicle to purchase including modifications?


We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. Whilst I have attached the information of relevance to your request to this email, I am afraid that I am not required by statute to release all of the information that you have requested. This is in respect of providing an individual breakdown for each vehicle to the level of detail that you require. I have however, given breakdowns on information to a level that would not be harmful to release. Any further breakdown of linked information is exempt.

For the information that has not been released, namely linked modification costs which have been separated into a different table, this serves as a Refusal Notice under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). An explanation for this partial refusal can be found underneath the section titled ‘Reasons for Decision’.

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


Section 31 (1) (a) (b) (Law enforcement)

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

In addition to the attached response, West Midlands Police will neither confirm nor deny that we hold any other information relevant to your request by virtue of

Section 31 (1) (a) (Law enforcement)

 In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached.