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How many roads policing officers (traffic police) are there?

Devon and Cornwall Police’s roads policing officers are part of a collaboration with Dorset Police – the Alliance Roads Policing Unit. Within Devon and Cornwall, our primary resource consists of dedicated roads police officers, armed response officers and an addition civilian speeding detection camera operator. This response includes a dedicated ‘No Excuse Team’ that target the 'fatal five’ offences (those that are shown to be most commonly associated with a fatal collision – drink/drug driving, speeding, careless driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt). 

Roads policing in Devon and Cornwall (figures as of March 2022): 

  •  70 Dedicated Roads Police Officers; 58 PCs, 12 Sergeants
  • 12 No Excuse Officers; 10 PCs; two Sergeants 
  • 138 ARVs; 120 PCs ; 18 Sergeants (this number fluctuates)  
  • 12 Speed Detection Officers, two of whom are dedicated to working with Community Speed Watch schemes to provide enforceable speed detection in speed watch locations.