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Date Responded 26 June 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. How many officers are employed by your force
  2. how many of them hold full driving licences.

According to the College of Policing definition of trained drivers officers can be considered as either basic, standard/response and advanced.

  1. Please state how many officers you have at the basic level
  2. standard/response level
  3. advanced level.

Please ensure that officers included in the higher levels and NOT also included in the lower levels.

After we sought clarity you confirmed on the 06/06/18 that you were referring to police officers only.

  1. How many officers are employed by your force
  2. how many of them hold full driving licences.
  3. According to the College of Policing definition of trained drivers officers can be considered as either basic, standard/response and advanced.
  4. Please state how many officers you have at the basic level
  5. standard/response level
  6. advanced level. 

Please ensure that officers included in the higher levels and NOT also included in the lower levels. 

After we sought clarity you confirmed on the 06/06/18 that you were referring to police officers only. 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Human Resources and Training Departments of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held in part by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1.  As of 12th June 2018, Northumbria Police employs 3206 Police Officers (this is a headcount rather than FTE)

2.  No information held.  Northumbria Police do not hold details of driving licences.

3.  116 Police Officers have Basic Driving Authority       

4.  2584 Police Officers have Standard Driving Authority

5.  356 Police Officers have Advanced Driving Authority 

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