Over 400 police officers caught speeding in Suffolk - less than 12 are fined

More than 400 Suffolk police officers were given tickets for speeding while driving force vehicles, it has emerged. However, less than a dozen ended up paying the £60 fines and having three points put on their licence during a 12-month period.

Suffolk Constabulary said only 11 intended prosecution notices were deemed valid as 398 of them were cancelled because the officers were on emergency calls.

The speeding police officers who did break the law were left to pay their own fines, but did not face disciplinary action. The force released the information after a Freedom of Information request by The Evening Star asking about speeding offences involving on-duty officers during the last financial year.

Speed cameras catch more than 400 cops (Evening Star, 10 September 2007)