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Officers from Boulton seek Community Speedwatch volunteers

Posted on 13th February 2012

Officers from Boulton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking to set up Community Speed Watch with the help of volunteers in the neighbourhood next month.

The scheme involves members of the community receiving full support and training to set up their own Community Speed Watch scheme in their neighbourhood. 

The scheme has equipment which displays the speed of passing motorists, alerting them as to whether they are abiding by the speed limit or not. The volunteers take down details of vehicles that are excessively speeding and the information is fed back to the local neighbourhood policing team so that warning letters are issued to anyone caught speeding in the area.

PC Paul Trussell from the Boulton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "The scheme works in conjunction with regular police checks in the neighbourhood for speeding vehicles and has been very successful throughout Derbyshire as whole. 

"Our team would like to start the scheme in March and operate through to the end of September 2012."

Anyone interested in joining the Boulton Community Speed Watch Scheme is asked to contact PC Trussell on the non-emergency number: 101 or email: east.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

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