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Northumbria Police – Operation Dragoon

Safer Road Users, 2016

Operation Dragoon has given road safety a new ‘voice’ in the region. Its aims are to reassure the road using public that dangerous and inconsiderate driving will not be tolerated and will be taken seriously and to deter the most dangerous drivers from using the roads.

This is achieved through a targeted programme of intelligence gathering, risk grading and prosecutions using a range of techniques including surveillance and monitoring.

The long term objective is prevent reoffending.

One notable aspect of the programme has been to embed a reporting system reporting system into the communications centre to allow the public to report easily and swiftly.