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A new report which showcases how Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are tackling concerns raised by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups (BAME) in their areas has been published.

‘Race Disparity In Focus’, compiled by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, features the work of 20 cross-party PCCs from across England and Wales.
The work we are doing in Essex has been included in the publication.

Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said:
“For me, safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build success and prosperity.”


Roger is passionate and keen to ensure that all partners across Essex are making a difference when it comes to addressing race disparity and protecting local communities.


In 2018, the PFCC took a leading role with partners across Essex in developing the Hate Crime Strategy, the purpose is to ensure Essex stakeholders are aware that Hate Crime is not permitted and encourage the necessity to report it.
It sets out an ambitious vision where every person has the support, opportunity and self-belief to fulfil their potential and strengthen their communities.

“Protecting vulnerable people is a priority for me. We must stand together to stamp out Hate Crime and ensure victims feel fully supported.” – Roger adds.

The vision involves five aims:
• Understanding Hate Crime
• Preventing Hate Crime
• Increasing the reporting of Hate Crime
• Increasing access to support for victims
• Improving the operational response to Hate Crimes

You can read the full report and story here:


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