70 new officers join Essex Police
On Friday the 25th of February, 70 police officers took part in the passing out parade at Essex Police Headquarters.
They were welcomed into the force by Chief Constable BJ Harrington, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst, Chief Executive of the Essex Chambers of Commerce, Denise Rossiter and Simon Brice, the High Sheriff.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner said:
“Essex Police continues to grow, and it is a pleasure to see these new recruits joining. Working alongside national government we have significantly increased the investment in policing over the last 6 years and by March 2023 the total size of the force will be 3,755, a growth of 900 officers since 2016.
“The arrival of these officers is a step towards achieving the key priorities set out in our Police and Crime Plan 2021-24. In my role, as your Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, I am committed to ensuring that Essex Police has the support, resources, systems and processes in place to protect our communities and make Essex a safer place to live, work and travel.
“I am hugely proud of them all for stepping forward to do such an important job and wish them all the very best of luck in their future career.”