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Fighting Rural Crime

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Want to find out more about how to tackle rural crime? Then pop along to a special event being held in Stow Maries next week.

Essex Police will be launching its Rural Crime Strategy at the event being held at Stow Maries Aerodrome in Hackmans Lane in Purleigh.

The free event will run between 1pm and 4pm on Thursday, November 16 and has been organised by Essex Police, the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, the Essex Rural Partnership and other partners.

Jane Gardner, the Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “If you live or work in the rural community and want to learn more about how to protect yourself against crime as well as finding out about the new rural crime strategy and how it affects you – come along to this free event. We hear regularly from residents who are affected by rural crime and this will be a good opportunity to show how seriously we are taking their concerns as well as offering them good advice on how to prevent crime from happening in the first place.”

Chief Inspector Ian Gennery heads up the Essex Police’s new Gypsy, Traveller and Rural Engagement Team. He said: “People coming along will have the chance to meet and find out about the work of my new team whose role is specifically focused on serving the rural community. The launch of this new strategy will reaffirm our commitment to tackling crime in rural communities and will set out how we will work with our partners to do this.”

A download of the strategy can be found here → Essex Police Rural Crime Strategy 2017

People coming along to the event will be able to find out more about:

  • Drones (demonstrations at 2pm and 3pm, subject to weather)
  • The Gypsy Traveller Rural Engagement Team
  • Citizens in Policing (including info on Watch schemes, Active Citizens, Cadets)
  • Road Safety
  • Crime Prevention
  • Firearms Licencing
  • Specials
  • NavCIS (vehicle crime)
  • Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
  • Environment Agency
  • Crimestoppers
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Rural Community Council of Essex
  • Essex Rural Partnership
  • Essex Rivers Leader Local Action Group
  • Community Agents
  • National Farmers Union
  • Diocese of Chelmsford
  • Essex Agricultural Society
  • Farming Community Network
  • Age UK
  • Pantha


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