||<p>The Home Office collects and publishes data annually on the primary function of
police officers, as part of the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical
bulletins which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-workforce-england-and-wales"
(see attached table )These data include officers whose primary function is “Road Policing”.
Officers with multiple responsibilities are recorded under their primary function.</p><p>Some
forces are unable to make a clear distinction between certain functions and therefore
record the majority of, or all, employees under one function. In particular, some
forces have employees who work within units whose function is to provide both roads
policing and armed policing. Reclassification of roles within a force can lead to
fluctuations in the number of officers in a particular role between years.</p>