North Yorkshire constable crowned
It's #RoadSafetyWeek221 and we are celebrating the hard work of our colleagues who make it their mission to reduce road deaths and injuries, day in, day out.
Today’s #RoadSafetyHero is:
PC Andrew Forth,
Traffic Bureau Investigations Officer,
From North Yorkshire Police.
Andy was nominated by colleague Richard Fletcher for his tireless work in the bureau for the last eight years.
He has trained over 50 new enforcement officers in the use of enforcement technology to reduce road deaths and injuries, and on the relevant legislation.
He has been recognised nationally for his outstanding work in preventing laser jammer use in the county and has helped to secure multiple convictions.
Here are just some of those cases:
PC Forth became a laser jammer enforcement specialist after receiving in depth training and support from Road Safety Support on the issue.
PC Forth has also been proactive in working alongside enforcement officers to carry out dual operations, as well as a new initiative providing additional support to Community Speed Watch groups.
Richard Fletcher, Acting Traffic Bureau Manager, said: “Andy has a real passion for his role and is constantly working proactively to improve the efficiencies of the department and find new ways and initiatives to support road safety in North Yorkshire.”
Steve Callaghan, Technical and Calibration Manager at Road Safety Support, said: "I have worked with Andy for the past eight years on the processing of Laser Jamming and Perverting the Course of Justice cases.
"From the outset, Andy sought training from Road Safety Support so he could carry out the inspection and recovery of vehicles himself rather than rely upon our expertise to do so.
"He has become competent in the inspection ad removal of the jamming systems and reporting that evidence for our experts to use.
"He is forward-thinking, highly motivated and passionate about road safety and road traffic enforcement. I have found it a privilege to work with him and he is now a colleage and a friend."