Injury Collision Investigation training

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What training is provided for Metropolitan Police officers when dealing with an injury collision investigation? Please differentiate between borough officers attending the scene and those responsible for the follow up investigation.


Answer for Injury Collision Investigation training

Answer for Injury Collision Investigation training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All police recruits receive training on how to conduct initial investigations and in the reporting of road traffic collisions. Most traffic incidents are investigated and finalised at the scene by borough officers.

Borough Supervisors are trained to recognise the more serious or complex collisions and to call upon the services of the Roads and Transport Policing Command where necessary.

The initial police response is determined through the MPS Command and Control centre (MetCC). They will determine the level of response appropriate to each incident in accordance with the verbal appraisal provided by the attending officers and any CCTV of the incident concerned.

Follow-up investigations will be conducted according to complexity by either the Traffic Prosecutions Service or the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.