Police Witness, a private company that sifts through footage

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Police Witness, a private company that sifts through footage

Postby falkor » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:45 pm

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

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

Are the Police not busy enough?
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Re: Police Witness, a private company that sifts through foo

Postby falkor » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:13 pm

I don't think he's bothered about that
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Re: Police Witness, a private company that sifts through foo

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

Postby 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.
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