Thames Valley Police is determined to reduce the amount of deaths, injuries and crimes on our roads.
We aim to do this through:
- Driver education schemes, in association with DriveTech (UK) plc.
- Speed enforcement.
- Various road safety initiatives.
- The effective policing of road incidents.
We are responsible for policing the roads of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. This includes large parts of the M1, M4, M40 and M25 motorways, a total of 196 miles - more than any other British police force. These roads are among the busiest routes in Europe.
The Roads Policing department aims to carry out a high quality of service to both public and colleagues alike. We carry out a vital service in policing the strategic road network, while detecting crime and disrupting the criminal activity on our roads.
Within the department, a highly-mobile, proactive team targets crime and disorder. All of our Roads Policing vehicles are fitted with state-of-the-art video recording equipment. This identifies offenders and presents evidence to the courts. Thames Valley Police deploys unmarked vehicles which are video-equipped in order to prevent and detect traffic offences and catch criminals.
Roads Policing officers
Our officers work alongside many other agencies, including:
- The Government's vehicle inspectorate, who make sure that all vehicles using our roads are mechanically-sound and environmentally-friendly. They prevent overweight vehicles from damaging our roads and dangerously overloading vehicles beyond their weight limits.
- Customs and Excise officers, who pursue illegal imports such as drugs and the illegal use of duty free fuels.
For more information on how we police the roads in Thames Valley and how you as a driver or road user can make our roads safer, visit our Road safety section.