Introduction from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissionere
In October 2017, I was honoured to become the first police, fire and crime commissioner in the country.
I took on the governance of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service alongside my existing responsibilities
for Essex Police after a local business case had shown significant benefits from joint governance for the
For me, safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build well-being and prosperity for all.
This requires all emergency services to work well together, to be efficient and effective in the service they
provide, to prevent incidents wherever possible and to be closely embedded in the communities they
serve. The Fire and Rescue Service has a special mission in this, to make Essex a safe place to live, work
Having an efficient and effective response when it is needed is crucial, but for me preventing incidents
happening in the first place is just as important. Over the last decade the number of fires and the
devastating personal and financial impact they have has significantly reduced across Essex. I believe that
we need to be ambitious and should aim for there to be no preventable deaths from fire in Essex. We can
also work to improve road safety and expand how we keep vulnerable people safe, protect our residents
and find new ways to reduce the risk of harm.
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