Roadcraft: The Police Driver’s Handbook and Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Rider’s Handbook are produced following sustained consultation with experts in the theory and practice of advanced driving.

A Standing Advisory Board consisting of representatives from major police and civilian driving organisations, supported by a dedicated group of Reflective Practitioners from the police driving schools, fire and rescue and ambulance services help to ensure the handbooks are fully revised to:

  • Reflect the latest legal, technological, economic, behavioural and environmental changes.
  • Reflect the needs of other emergency services (such as the use of larger vehicles).
  • Align with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and European Standards.
  • Incorporate a modular format to reflect the College of Policing Driver Training Learning Programme descriptors.

The Standing Advisory Board and Reflective Practitioners' contributions to the editorial and updating process have been invaluable.

Standing Advisory Board (as at 2020)

  • Rick Muir, Director, The Police Foundation (Chair)
  • Gary Baldwin, Regional Service Manager, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
  • Michael Collins, Roads Policing Advisor, College of Policing
  • Helena Devlin, Inspector and Head of Driver Training, Metropolitan Police Driver Training Academy
  • Richard Gladman, Head of Driving and Riding Standards, IAM RoadSmart
  • Colin Reid, Head of Road Policing and Driver Training, Scottish Police College, Police Scotland
  • John Sheridan, Assistant Chief Driving Examiner, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • Robert Ward and Roger Gardener, Strategic Advisors to the National Police Driver Training Lead, National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

Reflective Practitioners (as at 2020)

  • Byron Chandler, Driver Training Unit Supervisor, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • Iain Cook, Lead Motorcycle Trainer, Driver Training and Development, West Yorkshire Police
  • Kevin Day, Driver Training Manager, West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service
  • Kevin Dell, Driving Centre Manager, Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire Fire Rescue Services
  • Robin Gwinnett, Training Manager, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, Driver Training Advisory Group (NHS Ambulance)
  • Keith Harding, Driver Training, Dyfed Powys Police
  • Nick Lambert, Senior Education Manager - Driving, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Colin Reid, Head of Road Policing and Driver Training, Scottish Police College, Police Scotland
  • Peter Rodger, former Inspector, Metropolitan Police Driving School and former Chief Examiner, IAM RoadSmart

The production of the handbooks is also supported by the Editorial and Project Management Board:

  • David Bryan, Senior Content and Product Development Manager, TSO
  • Lisa Daniels, Account Director, TSO
  • Barbara MacDonald, Editor
  • Catherine Saunders, Communications Officer, The Police Foundation
  • Daniel Whittle, Content Development Manager, TSO