Specials crackdown on speeding in Hemel Hempstead
Special Constabulary provide over 1000 hours of policing on National Specials Weekend
Specials in Dacorum targeted speeders in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted during National Specials Weekend, which ran between Friday, June 5, and Sunday, June 7.
During the weekend, Hertfordshire Police's Specials provided 1,070 hours of policing - 102 Specials were on duty across the weekend and were involved in a wide range of policing duties.
Specials come from all walks of life and volunteer their spare time for a minimum of 16 hours a month. In return, they receive first class training, support and the uniform and equipment to
carry out the role.
A Special Constable is a part-time, voluntary police officer with all the same powers as regular police officers.
In Dacorum, Specials also took part in a speeding operation, conducting checks in Shootersway in Berkhamsted and Leverstock Green Way in Hemel Hempstead where two drivers were reported for driving at 39mph and 54mph despite the speed limit being 30mph.
They also took part an operation targeting rogue traders and were also out in the community issuing crime prevention advice.
Assistant Chief Constable Nathan Briant said: “During a typical weekend, our Specials contribute around 200 hours of policing which is fantastic in itself but 1070 hours is truly impressive!
"I would like to say a massive thank you for all their efforts.
"Specials play a pivotal role in ensuring that Hertfordshire remains a safe place to live and work and we are very lucky to have such a hard-working and dedicated team.”
Other duties across the county included a plain clothes operation in St Albans which saw one arrested on suspicion of drugdriving/possession of a class B drug.
Officers also responded to anti-social behaviour in Verulam Park and took part in a speed enforcement operation where over 40 vehicles were stopped and either given strong words of advice or reported for excess speed.
In Welwyn Hatfield, Specials assisted the Safer Neighbourhood Team to deal with reports of speeding. They took part in an operation in Hatfield Avenue, stopping around 20 vehicles and issuing traffic offence reports for speeding, no insurance and using a mobile phone at the wheel.
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