Officer training in pursuits

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3671
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following reports that of the 5,050 trained Metropolitan Police officers trained to carry out pursuits since 2012 and the 315 of these that have reached 'tactical pursuit and containment' level since 2014, are there plans to increase the number of officers trained in both pursuits and in 'tactical pursuit and containment'?

Answer

Answer for Officer training in pursuits

Answer for Officer training in pursuits

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS undertakes a complex modelling exercise working with workforce planning, the 32 boroughs and pan London units to map skills and competencies against demand, both current and predicted.

To support delivery of pursuit capability local workforce planning decisions take into account driving skills with a view to ensuring they are utilised to greatest effect. Individual team supervisors also consider driving resilience when making resourcing decisions.

Response driver training has been doubled in the last financial year and the MPS are exploring means of further increasing provision of both response and enhanced driver training over the forthcoming year. There is no immediate intention to increase TPAC capacity.