Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “It was a great honour to attend the Essex Police Awards Ceremony last week. Every day Essex Police officers, staff and volunteers do amazing things to protect their communities. It is great to see the efforts of some of those people recognised." ...
A ceremony to honour the efforts of officers, staff and volunteers took place last night and saw 15 awards presented by Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh.
Almost 200 people attended the ceremony held at the Chelmsford City Racecourse. Nominees and their guests enjoyed the yearly event where trophies for bravery, dedication and charitable efforts are presented.
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I’m a victim but don’t know where or how to report a hate crime, what do I do?
If you are in immediate danger and it is an emergency call 999, for any other incidents call our non-emergency number, 101.
If you would like to talk to someone directly we have a number of hate crime ambassadors stationed throughout Essex in our hate incident reporting centres (HIRCs). This gives victims the opportunity to talk to someone face-to-face for helpful advice on what they can do next. Visit www.essex.police.uk and www.stopthehate.org.uk for more details on where our HIRC’s are located.
Essex Police actively encourages third party reporting as we understand that a victim may feel unable to speak out themselves.
This is a great campaign that really helps us to #BeAVoice for victims. Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “There is no place for slavery and the exploitation of our fellow human beings in the modern world. I hope that, with the help of this campaign, all of us can become more aware of how to spot the signs of slavery, how to help those who are being controlled, and how to bring the abusers to justice. “One of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan is to tackle gangs and organised crime. We need to make sure that crime does not pay, we tackle gangs and organised crime groups and prevent the exploitation of vulnerable people.” ...