Stockport GMP will shortly be rolling out the new local Community Speed watch Scheme and are now looking for volunteers from the public.
The aim of CSW scheme is:
To work in partnership with the community to target speed related offending in circumstances that are necessary, justifiable and proportionate, in order to:
• Reduce death and injury on the roads
• Reduce the speed of vehicles to the speed limit
• Increase public awareness of inappropriate speed
• Improve the quality of life for local communities
The scheme is NOT to catch as many speeders as possible but to reduce speeds in areas of concern and to make drivers aware that excessive speed within posted limits is socially unacceptable. The aim is to encourage people to slow down without having to involve any further action.
The Policing team will coordinate the recruitment of CSW volunteers and before they commence volunteering on the scheme, every volunteer will:
- Complete on line application form
- Undertake vetting
- Receive a formal offer of appointment
- Attend a central induction
At the induction, the volunteers will receive a presentation on the force and their role, including information about insurance, expenses, recording of volunteer hours, problem solving guidance, GDPR, Code of Ethics etc, as well as initial training in IT systems, if required.
1. There should be a minimum of 2 volunteers in the scheme, who as a team, are willing to contribute their time consistently on the Community Speed Watch scheme
2. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and will undertake the Police Support Volunteer recruitment process which includes vetting.
3. The scheme is to have a designated co-ordinator.
4. The Local Authority must support the scheme.
5. The locations for monitoring are chosen by the community, based on their experience and knowledge of the area, from local policing data or via the local authority, however will be subject to an on-site risk assessment.
The Cheadle Conservative Team are fully supportive of this new initiative and aim to support the local neighbourhood policing team in whatever way we can to set up this new project.
If you would like more information on how to become a volunteer, complete the contact form below and we will pass your details to the local neighbourhood team at Stockport GMP.