"WORKING TOGETHER TO SERVE AND PROTECT COMMUNITIES"
The Central Motorway Police Group is a proactive, intelligence led, 24/7 operational team of officers and staff responsible for providing motorway roads policing and Air Support services across Staffordshire, West Mercia and West Midland Police forces. It is also responsible for the Collision Investigation Units for Staffordshire and West Midlands who deal with all of the most serious and fatal road traffic collisions.
Replay the online Q&A session conducted by Chief Superintendent Martin Evans and CMPG Sgt Paul Finlayson. They answered a host of questions from the public covering everything you ever wanted to know about motorway policing.
The Group has developed a range of effective tactics utilising an extensive ANPR network to disrupt organised crime groups travelling the strategic roads network across the region. Policing a significant pinch point within the national roads network provides opportunities not only to tackle criminality but to support civil contingency response and counter terrorism. This year to date officers from the Group have acted to seize in excess of £3m (Class A drugs) and £2.2m of cash under POCA.
With the mission, "Working Together to Protect and Serve Communities" the Group helps to ensure that criminals operating across boundaries are tackled effectively to help maintain trust and confidence developed within local communities.
Another key priority for us is to further reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on the network. Education, targeted enforcement and partnership working has assisted in us achieving year on year reductions.
In these austere times, effective collaboration can and does provide value for money as we work together to deliver the wider mission of policing in the region.
Ch Supt Martin Evans.
Find out more about what it's like to work with the Central Motorways Police Group - read the role profile below. Sgt Paul Finlayson recounts some of the jobs he's been involved in over his time with the team, or watch the video of CMPG officers in action: