FOI request detail

specials travel essex police and surrounding area

Request ID: FOI-3350-2223
Date published: 23 March 2023

You asked

I would like to find out if your travel free police scheme includes specials from Essex and surrounding areas. this seems to be a grey area, the met police get issued oyster cards..

We answered

Our ref: FOI-3350-2223/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 March 2023 asking for information about free travel for police officers.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Special constables from the Essex Police force are not eligible for free travel on TfL services.

“Surrounding areas” in your question isn’t a clear definition, but special constables from Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Thames Valley Police forces are not eligible either.

If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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