Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Request for Speedwatch Volunteers

This is another message I got via E-Cops, requesting for volunteers for Speedwatch:

"Whittlesey and District residents have raised the concern of Speeding in the area making it one of your local neighbourhood policings priorities. Police officers are already going to these locations but more can be done with your help using Speedwatch.

Speedwatch is a community based initiative designed to harness public support of Neighbourhood Policing by volunteers monitoring speeds of vehicle in concern areas with PCSOs from your local Policing team. It provides the opportunity for the public to safely influence and contribute to the education of drivers and assist the police in any enforcement activity thereafter.

The equipment used is a free-standing Speed Detector Unit marketed by Radarlux. We do not use hand held radar devices (a "speed gun") for Speedwatch

Speedwatch is not an enforcement activity. The aim of Speedwatch is to provide advice to speeding motorists to improve driver behaviour and to prevent collisions by encouraging drivers in Speedwatch areas to slow down. The results of Speedwatch operations will be monitored by the neighbourhood policing teams to inform enforcement action by officers.
If anyone is interested in getting involved with Speedwatch then please get in touch with me. A meeting will take place with the group at Whittlesey Police Station at the beginning of July."

The contact point for this is PCSO Melanie Bull who is available via: or 
0345 456 456 4 extension 6517

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