A secure website that allows the public to upload video and photos of driving incidents by the general public has been announced by Dorset Police. Members of the public can upload dashcam or otherwise filmed video and digital photographs of road traffic incidents which they have witnessed.
Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk, head of Alliance Roads Policing, said:
“We have been receiving complaints from members of the public about dangerous and anti-social driving for some time, and there is a significant demand for a facility such as Operation Snap.
“It allows us to effectively deal with digital footage and photos of traffic offences in a safe and secure way, whilst making the investigation process simple and straightforward for the police and members of the public.
The secure portal can be accessed via the force website: www.dorset.police.uk/opsnap. You are advised to read fully the extensive FAQs on the website before uploading materials. Dorset Police request you remember:
- The secure form is for traffic offences, it is NOT for submitting footage of road traffic collisions or any other offences, or for parking issues
- You must be able to provide the registration number of the offending vehicle
- You should be prepared to sign a witness statement and possibly give evidence in court.
- Statements for Operation Snap can only be accepted from persons aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 the incident should be reported by email to firstname.lastname@example.org