Date Responded 13 June 2019

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:

Please provide the following information broken down by calendar years between 2016 and 2018…

  1. The number of collisions involving police vehicles. This includes all collisions in marked and unmarked vehicles.
  2. In relation to question 1, what was the total cost of repairing damaged vehicles?
  3. A breakdown of driving offences committed by staff while on-duty, but not responding to emergency calls.
  4. In relation to question 3, what was the outcome of each offence? E.g. Process cancelled due to speeding offences detected for operational reasons, retraining course attended, paid + points, process cancelled, court appearance.

In Response:

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

1 & 2

Year                       2016                       2017                       2018

Number                  230                         229                         251

Cost                       £127,083.76          £221,578.56           £137,471.68

For context, this is anything reported as an RTC.

3 & 4

This information has been extracted from a ‘live’ database and may be subject to the addition and deletion of complaints, complainants and subjects after the initial extraction of data used for the purposes of this request.

Data has been checked for allegations recorded between 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2018 for matters relating to driving offences whilst on duty by Police Officers and Police Staff.  

A key word search was conducted under the allegation summary for the words traffic, speeding, accident, driving, offences, ticket and fixed penalty for those instances recorded.  The results of those searches are below.

2016 - None 

2017 - 2 x speeding-Officers attended speed awareness course

1 x No Insurance (traveling without business insurance from place of work to training course) – Fined and received points

2018 - 2 x speeding- Officers attended speed awareness course

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