Road Crime Unit
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9858-0;
Road Crime Unit is a term used to describe pro-active units derived from traffic policing departments in the United Kingdom. Whilst the term is far from generic, certain forces have established such units whose mandate is to pro-actively target certain crime offences (robbery, burglary etc) where there is likely to be a link to the use of a motor vehicle in the commission of the crime. The Road Policing Unit (RPU) is the term for the traffic unit within the majority of British police forces. RPU officers are responsible for patrolling the main motorways and large roads throughout the territorial police force area. In addition to their general road policing duties, they assist with various operations aimed at improving road safety and are also at the forefront in tackling vehicle crime and the criminal use of the roads network. They are also available to back up other units, as they are constantly roaming an area as part of their high...
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