The Dunedin police officer caught using her phone while driving has received a ticket and a talking to.

She was caught in the city on Wednesday last week during a police sting targeting motorists not wearing seat-belts or using their phones.

A police spokeswoman said today the officer was issued with an infringement notice, and was spoken to and ''reminded of police policy''.

''She was using the phone for work purposes, but in the circumstances could have pulled over or waited to use it.

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"There will be no further action taken.''

Police are only allowed to use their phones while driving in emergency situations.