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Speed WatCH

Community Speedwatch is a initiative where active members of local communities join with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.

Community Speed Watch requires a group of at least two trained volunteers to operate.


Having registered as a volunteer you will be offered a training course run by Bedfordshire Police. The course covers the use of the equipment, training in conflict resolution and an option for basic first aid. The course can be arranged at various locations around the County. The training comprises of three modules and if all the modules are taken it will last for approximately six hours.


When a group decide to run a Community Speed Watch session they will arrange to take delivery of the equipment  and then notify Police Headquarters prior to the commencement of the session.


The volunteers will then run the session noting the date, time, colour, make, model and registration number of any vehicles exceeding the speed limit. The results will then be forwarded to the Police who will then arrange for the registered keeper of the vehicle to be written to, informing them that the vehicle was detected exceeding the speed limit, giving the location, date and time. Persistent speeders will receive a second letter but on the third occasion they can expect further action to be taken by the police.

Speed Indicator Devic (SID)

If you would like to volunteer or find out more information please complete click on the picture on the right to read the Guidance and Registration Pack or email our Speed Watch Coordinator at or read our volunteer guidance and complete our registration form on the right

Speedwatch Guidance & Registration Pack
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