Built by Dawson Motor Works in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, the DMW Police model was first introduced in 1963. It was designed by Mike Riley of DMW and had scooter panelling, leading link front forks and 16 inch wheels.
The earlier machines were fitted with a Villiers 2T engine.
From 1967, the Mk2 appeared with a flat-twin Viceroy engine and uplifted fiberglass bodywork.
If a radio were fitted, it would typically be a Cossor 104 or possibly a CC301, with its control unit sat on top of the fuel tank and main unit hidden beneath the bodywork.
DMW sold approximately 250 to eight British Police Forces.
Police purchasers and vehicle registration ranges:
Staffordshire 1964 MRE 1 B etc
Hull 1964 SKH…B
Mercia 1964 ACJ…B
Montgomeryshire 1965 AEP…C
Gloustershire 1965 & 1967 FDF…C & MDF…F
Wolverhampton 1966 (Bought 8) JJW…D
Sussex 1966 HNJ…D
Dudley B’ham 1967 LFD…E & OFD…F
1964, Staffordshire Police