Policing our communities
Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “By publishing the nine core principles which will shape the future of policing in Essex over the next few years, we have started a debate with the people of Essex.
“Every police service in the country is changing the way in which it operates, and the principles we have shared will be at the heart of new ways of working in our county.
“There have been claims in the press that this will mean ‘the end of neighbourhood policing’. It will not. Essex Police needs to continue to be responsive, visible and close to communities, and there is a commitment in the principles to deliver effective and efficient neighbourhood policing, with PCSOs as an integral part of this service.”
Chief Supt Andy Prophet, the Evolve Programme Director, said: “Locally based, locally accountable, visible policing of our neighbourhoods will be at the heart of any revisions to our policing model and PCSOs will continue play a key part in that.”
Full details of the core principles can be seen here: