States of Jersey Police fleet (FOI)
States of Jersey Police fleet (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 27 May 2016.
How many cars were added to the States of Jersey Police fleet in the last five years?
Please break down the answer by individual year, vehicle make and cost.
The States of Jersey Police replace vehicles, on average, every three years.
The latest contract intends to replace vehicles after five years. This was part of the decision making process behind the choice of vehicle for the current fleet. The below has been provided by the Department for Infrastructure:
“In the last five years cars have been purchased and disposed of on behalf of the States of Jersey Police in line with their operational fleet replacement plans. For the five-year period in question a total of 19 cars were purchased and 25 were disposed of, resulting in a net reduction of cars on the fleet.
As noted in the ‘Exemptions’ section below, the motor manufacturers who tender for the supply of vehicles to the UK Police forces, including Jersey, do so ‘commercially in confidence’ and as a result we are only able to provide overall cost and residual value figures for this period.”
• 2012 to 2016 (year to date) 19 cars were purchased at a total cost of £355,105
• 25 cars disposed of at a total income of £ 63,025
List of cars purchased:
Volkswagen Group UK and BMW UK have requested that detailed information surrounding the price charged for each vehicle remains confidential, to protect their commercial interests.
Public Interest Test Comment
While it is in the public interest to be sure public money is being spent wisely, the public can be reassured that the measures put in place by the States of Jersey Government, ensure all contract purchases follow the States policy and must achieve the best value for money.
Vehicle manufacturers will generally offer substantial discounts to the emergency services, on the retail price of their vehicles. To reveal the actual cost may prompt customer dissatisfaction to the detriment of the commercial interests of the companies.