Roads and Traffic Policing Command (2)

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many sergeants, PCs and PCSOs were there in each borough's Safer Transport Teams in the years 2012/13 and 2013/14?  How many PCs and PCSOs are there projected to be working in each Borough under the new Roads and Traffic Policing Command in 2014/15?


Answer for Roads and Traffic Policing Command (2)

Answer for Roads and Traffic Policing Command (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The establishment for Safer Transport Teams in the new Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) in 2014/15 is 1,215 officers. This includes 1,186 sergeants, PCs and PCSOs and 29 inspectors.

Between 2013/14 and 2014/15 there has been an increase of five additional inspectors and 72 PCSOs who will provide an intelligence led flexible and deployable resource, to provide greater support to Safer Transport Teams across London. The total number of sergeants and police constables remains the same.

The allocation of officers in each of the STTs was reviewed jointly by the MPS and TfL as part of the creation of the RTPC to rebalance resources where demand is greatest, continue to drive down crime levels and provide greater flexibility to respond to the demands of policing the network. STT officer strength and officer mix will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure they are appropriate to meet emerging demands and officers will increasingly work across borough boundaries to meet changing priorities. A borough breakdown for the budgeted strengths for sergeants, police constables and PCSOs in 2012/13, 2013/14 and for the new RTPC is included in Appendix 9.