Nick Croft

Nick Croft M.Ed.  – Road Safety Support (RSS)

Nick served as a police officer for 30 years retiring in the rank of Assistant Chief Constable. During his police career he specialised in Roads Policing. He was the Head of the Central Motorway Police Group and Secretary to the ACPO Roads Policing Operations Forum. He was instrumental in the development of a regional Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system and was the national police lead for the on the introduction of the Highways Agency Traffic Officer service, the implementation of the M42 Managed Motorway Scheme and the policing response for M6 Toll.

When Nick was Assistant Chief Constable in South Wales Police he became Chair of the All Wales Roads Policing Joint Advisory Group, developing Roads Policing Strategy for Wales. He oversaw the introduction of the Welsh Traffic Officer Service and the installation of Average Time Distance Cameras on the A465 Heads of the Valley Road. He was Deputy Chair of the all Wales Casualty Reduction Partnership and the ACPO Wales lead for Wind Farm Policing.

He was the National Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead for:

  • ACPO ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), developing technology to improve the functionality, efficiency and effectiveness of police vehicles and combating technology based criminality.
  • ACPO Police Vehicle Specification and Procurement Group, developing a standardised specification for all categories of police vehicles.
  • ACPO RPET (Roads Policing Enforcement Technology) Group, which manages the Home Office Type Approval process for speed and red light cameras used for enforcement on UK roads.

On retirement from the Police Service Nick joined RSS as a Senior Advisor. He is the current Chair of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO).