Metropolitan Police Service use of public transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2602
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

There have recently been reports that Metropolitan Police Service officers were left with no choice but to use public transport in order to investigate a sudden death because of a lack of available police vehicles. How widespread is the use of public transport by Metropolitan Police Service officers when conducting investigations, and what guidelines are in place on its use by officers while on duty in London?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service use of public transport

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service use of public transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS does not routinely collate data on the use of public transport by its officers.

The use of public transport whilst on duty is allowed and actively encouraged as part of the MPS Environmental Strategy to promote the use of more sustainable modes of transport.

For non-urgent matters it is entirely appropriate that officers travel to scenes by public transport.