Community Road Watch – West Division
Lancashire Constabulary are looking for volunteers to join their Community Road Watch Scheme.
Community Road Watch involves Police working together with local communities at sites where people are worried about road safety. Volunteers are trained by us and work with local officers to address various driving issues including: drivers exceeding the speed limit, use of mobile phones and drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts and/or child restraints. The team monitors and records driver behaviour so that action can then be taken.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference to the safety of Lancashire’s residents and visitors.
Initiatives usually take place during the week and requires some flexibility as you may be required to support road initiatives covering the West of the County including Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster & Morecambe.
Pre–agreed travel expenses can be claimed.
This opportunity is subject to police vetting and to qualify you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.
- To work with Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers at identified sites in road safety initiatives.
- To maintain accurate records of work undertaken at the sites.
- To operate speed detection equipment to target offenders.
- To identify offences of failing to wear a seat belt / child restraint and using a mobile phone whilst driving.
- Ability to retrieve and gather factual information and to record this accurately
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Good organisational skills
- Knowledge / experience of working in a clerical role
- Respect for Race and Diversity
- Promote and comply with Lancashire Constabulary’s policies on equal opportunities and health and safety both in the delivery of service and the treatment of others
Training on the relevant equipment will be provided.