The PCC has published the latest quarterly report into the conduct and discipline matters of Essex Police for the October to December 2015.
“Since I was elected as the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner in November 2012, I have been committed to fulfilling my role in overseeing police conduct and integrity issues on behalf of the people of Essex. I have also ensured transparency in this area of my scrutiny work and have regularly published quarterly reports in police conduct matters on my website.
“I have said before, and I still passionately believe, that it is essential that high ethical and professional standards are maintained by Essex Police officers and staff as this in turn will ensure that they deliver the best possible service to victims of crime. It will also ensure Essex Police retains the full support of the communities they serve.
“In this most recent report some of the cases involve vulnerable individuals, including missing young people, domestic abuse and child sexual abuse victims. Protecting vulnerable people must be at the heart of everything Essex Police does and they have to get it right. The force is carrying out extensive work to improve performance, learning and drive change in these areas. The Chief Constable is deeply committed to this work and the firm but, I hope, supportive action taken in cases where officers fall short demonstrates that commitment.
“When we read in this report of cases where Essex Police haven’t got it right, we must remember that every day there are hundreds of interactions where the force’s officers and staff offer a highly professional service. I commend that large majority officers and staff who day by day get it right, so often in very difficult circumstance.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
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