HC Deb 30 June 1997 vol 297 c3W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from ACPO about(a) placing traffic duties within the core objectives for chief constables, (b) the establishment of specialised traffic units and (c) the training of traffic officers. [5432]

Mr. Michael

In the current review of the key policing objectives for 1998–99, my Department has been advised that there is some support within the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) for a national objective on traffic policing, but I understand that this view is not supported by ACPO as a whole.

Issues concerning the organisation of traffic units within police forces and the training of traffic officers fall within the operational responsibilities of individual chief constables. My Department has not received representations from ACPO about those matters.