What is #MORSE?

#MORSE is an exciting and innovative safer roads initiative that is funded by West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion. It aims to reduce the number of road traffic offences being committed on the roads throughout West Mercia (Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford) and make our roads and communities a safer place.

#MORSE is a partnership between YSS, West Mercia Police Operation Snap team, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Warwickshire and West Mercia Community Rehabilitation Company (WWMCRC). The service does not focus on the offence in isolation, it looks holistically at the individual, focusing support around the individual’s need.

Referrals are made:  

     1. Through the West Mercia Police Operation Snap team who target those individuals who are at greater risk of committing a road traffic offence

     2. Through the WWMCRC, targeting individuals who have been convicted of a driving offence including careless driving, dangerous driving and driving whilst under the influence of drink and drugs

     3. Through routes such as drug and alcohol agencies, and local colleges

     4. Anyone who is concerned about an individual’s  driving behaviour can now refer onto the service by completing a referral form (please contact Chris Cosgrove, below, for further information)

About Operation Snap 

As part  of Operation Snap members of the public are encouraged to submit digital footage showing potential traffic offences.  This can range from driving dangerously or carelessly, using a mobile phone whilst driving to overtaking on solid white lines.  All submissions are dealt with proactively to help reduce risk taking and poor driving on our counties roads.


How can #MORSE help?

All #MORSE referrals are submitted to a central YSS email address; YSS assesses and supports individuals across a range of areas, enabling the individual to overcome life challenges. YSS provides weekly support, at times and places suitable to the individual; the frequency and length of the support depends on the individual’s need and motivations to engage. 

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service offers specialist one to one and group based sessions focused on the individual’s driving behaviour.  The sessions are designed and delivered to focus on sustained behavioural change and looks at the impact their driving behaviour may have on themselves and others.

Where is #MORSE delivered?

#MORSE is delivered throughout West Mercia: Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Contact #MORSE

For further information, or to make a referral, please contact:

Chris Cosgrove – Senior Link Worker

[email protected]

[email protected]

07717 766153