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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I become a volunteer?

To find out more about becoming a Community Speedwatch volunteer contact: Speedwatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk.


How much time will I need to give up?

There is no minimum time set but an expectation that sufficient hours are given to make the scheme viable.


Do you get training?

Yes full training is given to volunteers. This training will be provided by your local neighbourhood team in your neighbourhood and will depend on the needs of the group assembled.


Is it safe for volunteers?

Volunteers are given full training and safety equipment to ensure they are clearly visible to road users.


Will officers still carry out speed checks?

Areas where speeding is identified as an issue will be considered for enforcement work by officers.


What equipment is used?

Volunteers are provided with high visibility jackets and conduct speed checks using speed indicator devices. The vehicles speed is then displayed on the monitor.


Will records of the offending vehicles be kept?

Information gathered during the checks will be used to target enforcement and education measures. Persistent offenders will receive a visit from officers.


Can motorists be prosecuted?

No these checks are about educating motorists.


Where are the Speedwatch schemes currently operating?

The scheme has been rolled out to all areas in the force and will depend on volunteers making themselves available. For information about your local Speedwatch scheme contact your neighbourhood team at Speedwatch@cambs.pnn.police.uk


How will it stop people from speeding?

Speedwatch is not an enforcement tool but about educating motorists and raising awareness of the dangers of speeding. The scheme is just one part of the ongoing work being carried out by the force to target speeding.


How do I start Speedwatch in my village?

A minimum of 3 volunteers are required to operate Speedwatch and we suggest that these are drawn form a team of 10+ as this means that the same three people are not always conducting Speedwatch.  We hold regular, central training sessions (which take about an hour) or where a village has 7+ volunteers for training we will attend your village to conduct the training.  The training is delivered by Police Service Volunteers (who have full-time jobs) so it may not always be possible to train in individual villages.


How does my village get a Speedwatch kit?

Where possible we will loan a village a Speedwatch kit or group a village with other local villages who have access to a kit.  Many villages decide to buy their own kit (so as to be independent). Please click HERE to read the current (June 2017) Cambridgeshire Constabulary advice on kit purchase.


PUBLICATIONS  AND  DOCUMENTS

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below; should you have further questions please visit our Document Bank or Contact us


Speedwatch Guidelines

To download and read a copy of the latest operating guidelines for Community Speedwatch groups and volunteers please click:

 COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH GUIDELINES 2017


Indemnity Form

To download an Indemnity Form please click

 INDEMNITY FORM


The Placement of Signs and MVAS on the Highway

To download and read Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s policy on Moveable Vehicle Activation Signs (MVAS) please click

MVAS POLICY.