Policy Details

Policing the Metro System

Dated: 12 Mar 2014

NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED

POLICY TITLE: Policing the Metro System

OWNING DIRECTORATE: Local Policing and Operations

AUTHOR: Chief Superintendent, Newcastle Area Command

CONTACT DETAILS: 101 Ext. 62901

EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Complete


AIM OF POLICY: To outline the objectives of the Metro Unit, for the policing of the Metro system.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: Protection and reassurance for members of the public using the Metro system.

REASON FOR POLICY:  Human Rights Act 1998, Article 2 (Protect life)


DESCRIPTION OF POLICY:

In order to ensure a more effective policing of the Metro System and its environs, the Metro Unit will generally remain on the Metro System. It will only be detailed away from the system in an immediate emergency situation, or on the instruction of the Chief Superintendent, Newcastle Area Command.

The unit is responsible for initiating liaison with Area Command staff, Metro staff and the Force Intelligence Bureau through the National Intelligence Model with a view to maximising a co-ordinated response to policing issues on the Tyne and Wear Metro System.

The Metro Unit have Police Support Unit (PSU) tactical level 2 status.


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GROUPS AFFECTED: All Police Officers

ACCESS AND DISCLOSURE RESTRICTIONS: None

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