Road Traffic Policing Training Programme Wuxi, China

News, Road Safety Enforcement

Back in October 2016, EASST Director Emma MacLennan was asked to assist the World Health Organisation (WHO) in China in finding suitably qualified road policing trainers from the UK for the Ministry of Public Security in China to deliver a relevant training programme at the Traffic Management Research Institute (TMRI), Wuxi for a week in July 2017. The target group was to be city-level senior traffic patrol police officers who engage in day-to-day enforcement on the streets in every one of China’s thirty-one provinces, approximately 140 officers in all. The programme’s initial guidelines looked to encapsulate traffic crash prevention, traffic crash emergency rescue systems and practice in developed countries and mental health counselling for traffic police officers.

As a result, Alan Jones, Jeff Goodright and John Giblin, a member of EASST’s advisory board, (and all retired UK police officers with 100 years combined policing experience between them) of RP Training Solutions Ltd, were approached and asked if they would consider undertaking the project. It was an emphatic yes from the very start and they immediately put their combined minds, experience and professionalism together in the design and build of a comprehensive, robust and immersive programme that could be delivered to the officers in the time available to them, which would increase their skills, knowledge and understanding in all the relevant areas. They also worked closely with a representative of the Institute based in China, Grace Wen, who was invaluable in her help and support, both before and during the programme delivery.

They travelled to China and delivered the programme during the first week of July. The programme curriculum consisted of the following subject areas:

  • Why we are here – a UK perspective?
  • Public education and advocacy of traffic safety – The CAREC Programme
  • Police accident response
  • Traffic accident response and the National Decision Model
  • Building blocks, scene, golden hour and fast track actions
  • Developing an investigative strategy in accident investigation
  • The investigation model
  • Hypothesis
  • Managing key elements in accident investigation
  • Family liaison
  • The roles within family liaison and family liaison strategy
  • Police training
  • Witness categories and the 5-part statement structure
  • Dealing with incidents involving hazardous goods
  • Conducting an interview during accident investigations
  • Digital risks and opportunities in accident investigations
  • Cyber profiling to identify threat, risk and opportunity
  • Reviews in accident investigations
  • Skills for reviewing cases
  • Forensic issues and collision scene considerations
  • Rescue systems
  • Accident prevention
  • Resources
  • Psychological and emotional well-being
  • Traffic law enforcement and the 5 E’s
  • Case studies

They received a wonderful welcome in China and found everyone so very helpful, polite, courteous and respectful, particularly the staff and students at the Institute. The location and facilities on hand were first class. They were especially impressed by the commitment and attitude of the students themselves, who were very keen to learn from them and asked lots of pertinent and relevant questions that reinforced their learning. It was a full-on programme from beginning to end and quite exhausting, but one which they thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from. They came away impressed with China and everything they had experienced during their time there. The feedback they received was that the training had been a great success and everyone involved had benefitted from it. What more could they have asked for! Bring on the next one…