Community Speedwatch members have questions answered
AT his recent public meeting hosted in Braintree, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex Nick Alston pledged to clarify some questions posed by the local Community Speedwatch groups.
During the meeting, which took place on Thursday July 9, members of the local Community Speedwatch group questioned Mr Alston as to whether Essex Police could provide them with information on motorist offending rates etc.
Members of the group also raised questions about what information police would require when Speedwatch members wish to report a vehicle causing them concern.
Mr Alston pledged to discuss both questions with Essex Police’s Casualty Reduction Section and publish the answers.
The PCC can now clarify the following:
- Essex Police can provide any Community Speedwatch group with data relating to offending rates etc as a result of their monitoring activity. Essex Police also deploys its own covert speed survey equipment which can provide these groups with regular updates on evidenced vehicle speeds at their relevant locations.
- Essex Police strives to ensure the details of a detected vehicle are correct to avoid innocent drivers being contacted in error. Therefore Essex Police would need a vehicle’s make, model and registration from parties wishing to report concerns.