• Active Topics  Back Forward Stop Play

Police Witness, a private company that sifts through footage

Any other 'PCSO issues' that do not fit in to the other forums. Recruitment of PCSOs, day to day PCSO duties, questions about law, joining the regular police, becoming a special, anything else remotely PCSO orientated!!

Moderator: national-PCSOs

User avatar
falkor
Navigator
Navigator
Posts: 5052
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:39 am
Alignment: 'Xevious'
Location: Surrey
Contact:

Police Witness, a private company that sifts through footage

Post by falkor » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:45 pm

[ external image ]
Aided by sophisticated cameras attached to their dashboards or their bike helmets, a growing number of motorists and cyclists are taking on law-breaking drivers in an attempt to make our roads safer.

Their first port of call is Police Witness, a private company that sifts through footage sent in by the public, assesses whether a crime may have been committed, and if so, sends it on to police forces throughout the UK. On average the firm receives up to 100 pieces of footage a week.

Dave is one of their regular contributors. A cheerful father of five — he has four children, Matthew, 11, Rebecca, eight, Tyler, three, and one-year-old Emily by his wife Leanne, and Morgan, 16, from a previous relationship — his mantra is ‘prevention is better than cure’. That, and ‘zero-tolerance for drivers using mobiles’.

For the past two years, Dave has recorded footage on his sophisticated £350 helmet camera as he makes his way by bike during rush hour from his Essex home into East London where he works as a bus driver.
UK planning forums got a planning application in the UK?

User avatar
Bert Moffat
Banned Member
Posts: 1430
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:24 am

Re: Police Witness, a private company that sifts through foo

Post by Bert Moffat » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Are the Police not busy enough?

User avatar
falkor
Navigator
Navigator
Posts: 5052
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 11:39 am
Alignment: 'Xevious'
Location: Surrey
Contact:

Re: Police Witness, a private company that sifts through foo

Post by falkor » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:13 pm

I don't think he's bothered about that
UK planning forums got a planning application in the UK?

User avatar
Bert Moffat
Banned Member
Posts: 1430
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:24 am

Re: Police Witness, a private company that sifts through foo

Post by Bert Moffat » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:49 pm

Here lies the real reason for Police Witness:

I try and do 3 things in a day:

1) make money
2) have fun
3) and do some good...


From Matt Stockdale, ex-PCC candidate and entrepreneur.

User avatar
powdermonkey
Committee Member
Committee Member
Posts: 462
Joined: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:07 pm
Location: West Yorkshire

Re: Police Witness, a private company that sifts through foo

Post by powdermonkey » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:53 pm

I wonder how many cyclists he's reported for jumping red lights, riding on the footpath etc or is it just motorists he targets?
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic