TfL free travel for Hertfordshire Police

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3506
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The website of the Hertfordshire Police Federation suggests that their police officers are entitled to free travel on London Buses, London Underground, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway and London overground services. Why does TfL provide free travel to Hertfordshire Police officers?

Answer

Answer for TfL free travel for Hertfordshire Police

Answer for TfL free travel for Hertfordshire Police

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL values the support of police in helping to provide a safer and more secure transport network for staff and the travelling public. The services provided by the police are invaluable in targeting crime and anti-social behaviour and responding to incidents on TfL services. In addition to warranted police officers providing reassurance to staff and passengers, they also provide response capacity as they have a legal duty to intervene in a crime whether on or off duty. In recognition of this, TfL currently provides free travel to police forces in London and surrounding counties that have a role in policing the TfL transport network in their area.