Cost of Security and enforcement officers

D. Schofield made this Freedom of Information request to Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

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Dear Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive,

I have some questions regarding the enforcement officers and security team as well as the Northumbria police officers that patrol the Tyne and wear metro network im hoping you can answer.

1. How long is the contract for these security staff in place for?

2. Are the Northumbria police officers funded by Nexus?

3. How much does it cost for Northumbria to police Nexus?

4. How is the performance and success of Security, enforcement officers and Northumbria police monitored by Nexus?

5. What is the cost of enforcement officers and security contract/service yearly?

6. Has any review been carried out that has considered using the British Transport Police to police the entire network instead of Northumbria Police?

7. If so how much would this have cost?

8. What level of service could BTP provide under an Enhanced Police Service agreement for the same money spent on Northumbria Police, enforcement officers and security patrols by Nexus?

Yours faithfully,

D. Schofield

Yours faithfully,

D. Schofield

Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear D. Schofield,

Thank you for the email which has been forwarded to me as the person responsible for responding to Freedom of Information requests for Nexus. I will provide a full response within the statutory timescales of 20 working days.

Regards
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager

Until further notice I can be reached by email only

The latest information about travel is at
https://www.nexus.org.uk/covid-secure

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Freedom Info, Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

Dear D.Schofield,

Thank you for the email in which you requested information under the Freedom of Information Act. I can provide a response as follows:

1. How long is the contract for these security staff in place for?

The contract is for a period of three years with an option to extend for a further two years by mutual agreement.

2. Are the Northumbria police officers funded by Nexus?

The Metro Police Unit at Northumbria Police are funded by Nexus.

3. How much does it cost for Northumbria to police Nexus?

The cost is £696,240 per annum.

4. How is the performance and success of Security, enforcement officers and Northumbria police monitored by Nexus?

It is measured daily by multiple factors including interactions with the public, stations patrolled, Covid engagement, face mask distribution, hours worked, ASB statistics, ticketless travel numbers, actions taken, numbers deterred, body worn camera activations, Police data (contact Nor Pol/BTP).

5. What is the cost of enforcement officers and security contract/service yearly?

The cost is £732,500 which includes costs of CCTV monitoring.

6. Has any review been carried out that has considered using the British Transport Police to police the entire network instead of Northumbria Police?

Nexus has not carried out such a review.

7. If so how much would this have cost?

Nexus does not hold this information.

8. What level of service could BTP provide under an Enhanced Police Service agreement for the same money spent on Northumbria Police, enforcement officers and security patrols by Nexus?

Nexus does not hold this information (see responses to Q6 and Q7).

Regards
Michael

Michael Hunt
Administration Manager

Until further notice I can be reached by email only

The latest information about travel is at
https://www.nexus.org.uk/covid-secure

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