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                            Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project




                                            PC Gary Watts

                                                                                         PC Gary Watts
                                                                 Project development -
                Building safer communities together                                      Insp Dave Shipwright
            Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project




    CIOS BCU led force Community Speed Watch
           Pilot and Speed Watch Project


               The aim of this presentation is to explain the history,
                        benefits and working practices of
                            -Community Speed Watch
                          -Neighbourhood Speed Watch
                               -School Speed Watch



                                                                               PC Gary Watts
                                                       Project development -
Building safer communities together                                            Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project

               Speed Watch and PACT
             WHY?
                                                                                                                                          CIOS PACT prioritie s se pt 2008


 •   In Spring 2007 the Bude                                   40


     Rural beat voted speeding                                 35


     vehicles problems as two                                  30




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     out of three of the local
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     PACT priorities
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PC Gary Watts
                                                                                                                                                            Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                                                                                                                                                                   Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project

               Speed Watch and PACT
                                           WHEN?

     •   In July 2007 the first School Speed Watch took place




     •   In December 2007 the first Community Speed Watch session was underway in
         Marhamchurch near Bude




     •   In Spring 2008 work began on a unique computer application to enable
         forcewide handling of Speed Watch data

                                                                                 PC Gary Watts
                                                         Project development -
Building safer communities together                                              Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                             Key Benefits
                               School Speed Watch (SSW)

 •   ‘offending’ drivers are interviewed by school children leaving a lasting impression
     and effective lesson
 •   the children learn an important lesson they will hopefully retain into their driving
     years
 •   a SSW session can be organised and run with a minimum of equipment and two
     staff and can involve PCSOs
 •   the sessions are at key locations, high profile, highly visible and newsworthy.
     Often the impact is increased by word of mouth both within the school and the
     local community
 •   ‘offending drivers’ are often left with a positive impression of the school and the
     police and are less likely to reoffend understanding the possible implications of
     their actions

                                                                                   PC Gary Watts
                                                           Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                       Working Practices
                                  School Speed Watch

 •   Year 6 school children monitor the speed of traffic with the Bushnell radar gun
     assisted by a Police Officer or PCSO.

 •   a police officer with the second group stops the vehicle and asks the driver is they
     will be interviewed by the school children

 •   the pupils ask a series of set question including questions such as ‘why were you
     speeding?’ and ‘how would you feel if you ran one of my friends over?’

 •   the ‘offending’ driver is given the educational ‘Speed Kills’ leaflet and allowed to
     leave with no further record or sanction


                                                                                    PC Gary Watts
                                                            Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                 Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                            Key Benefits
                       Neighbourhood Speed Watch (NSW)



 •   feeds into the CSW 2 staged warnings to ‘offending’ drivers educating them and
     giving them opportunity to amend their behaviour

 •   enables PCSOs and NBMs (even when not type approved device trained) to carry
     out highly visible speed reduction and intelligence gathering

 •   favours education and engagement over enforcement




                                                                                PC Gary Watts
                                                        Project development -
Building safer communities together                                             Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                       Working Practices
                             Neighbourhood Speed Watch



 •   a speeding problem is identified and verified

 •   suitable sites are identified and risk assessed by suitably trained officers

 •   monitoring sessions are carried out by NPT with either the Bushnell Radar Device
     or other suitable equipment

 •   details can be recorded on a Speed Watch sheet and input to the Community
     Speed Watch Database and warning letters sent



                                                                                    PC Gary Watts
                                                            Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                 Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                              Key Benefits
                           Community Speed Watch (CSW)

 •   gives 2 staged warnings to ‘offending’ drivers educating them and giving them
     opportunity to amend their behaviour

 •   is an effective and efficient method of obtaining intelligence regarding drivers
     willing to persistently break the speed limit

 •   is a highly visible tool for preventing speeding vehicles

 •   provides a system for targeting persistent offenders across the force area

 •   gives access to those in the community who are willing and able to volunteer for
     other areas in policing


                                                                                    PC Gary Watts
                                                            Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                 Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                      Working Practices
                              Community Speed Watch

 •   a speeding problem is identified and verified
 •   funding is sourced for the equipment (iro £300) and training given by the NPT
 •   volunteers carry out sessions and the intelligence is automatically submitted to
     the database by email
 •   validation checks are carried out and PNC data input by Police Volunteers/NPT
 •   the database automatically counts the number of times the registration appears
     and produces warning letter 1 or 2 as appropriate
 •   warning letter 2 is hand delivered (if in force) by the relevant NBM and the
     database automatically sends targeting notification to the relevant NPT
 •   if caught speeding, targeted offenders are given a FPT and the database updated




                                                                                 PC Gary Watts
                                                         Project development -
Building safer communities together                                              Insp Dave Shipwright
                Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project


                              Key Benefits
                          Community Speed Watch Database

 •   the CSW Database is fully supported by SunGard Vivista and offers the benefits –
 •   automated letter and email production with minimum input need
 •   automated count system including criteria consideration
 •   fully searchable intelligence database of speeding vehicles and locations
 •   various access levels keeping certain input and modifications restricted
 •   basic search access available to all force staff for intelligence and investigation use
 •   search access can assist decision making when giving warnings to speeding
     motorists
 •   statistical reports can be produced for partners and internal use




                                                                                    PC Gary Watts
                                                            Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                 Insp Dave Shipwright
             Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Speed Watch Project

                            Results (so far)
 •   School Speed Watch played a key part in CCC reducing the speed limit in the village of
     Whitstone near Bude from 40 mph to 30 mph, which was at the time a Local PACT
     Priority
 •   School Speed Watch is widely used across CIOS BCU increasing effective engagement in
     schools
 •   Neighbourhood Speed Watch has allowed NPT staff the ability to directly influence
     PACT Priorities without the need of further tasking
 •   Neighbourhood Speed Watch has engaged Response officers in effective work towards
     PACT Priorities
 •   Community Speed Watch has provided an introduction to Volunteers willing to work in
     other areas of policing and has increased engagement across a broader spectrum of the
     community
 •   Speed Watch has been recognised as an effective speed education and reduction tool
     and will be included in a training package being developed with the Safety Camera
     Partnership
 •   In the first year of the Community Speed Watch pilot there were been over 800 stage 1
     letters and 16 stage 2 letters issued in the Bude Sector. None of the targeted vehicles
     were issued with a FPT. This shows an extremely high proportion of engagement with
     the education at the lower stages.

                                                                                    PC Gary Watts
                                                            Project development -
Building safer communities together                                                 Insp Dave Shipwright

				
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