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More local, visible and accessible policing

“Our objective is to ensure that crime prevention is based in the community, that victims come first, and that you know what is happening in your neighbourhood.”


We will:

  • Deliver a more visible police presence, in crime hotspots, town centres and around the night time economy and through targeted patrols to address burglary.
  • Improve communications and contact between the police and local communities, so the public have access to information and advice on crime and anti-social behaviour in their area.
  • Boost community volunteering, encouraging the Active Citizen Programme and grow the police family – doubling the Special Constabulary, with a Special Constable in every community.
  • Make it easy to contact the police through ‘Do It Online’ and improvements to 101 ensuring that the public get a swift and responsive service from the police.
  • Expect every Community Safety Partnership to set local priorities for their local Community Policing Team to ensure community confidence in the police.
  • Working with our partners we will establish Community Safety Hubs in every policing district with police co-located with local community safety partners to deliver joined up responses to tackle locally defined priorities.
  • Give every front line police officer a smart phone or tablet, enabling mobile policing, so they can reduce time spent on paperwork and have more time on patrol.
  • Help the rural communities by preventing rural crime, including strengthening Farm Watch, working with the Rural Crime Forum and recruiting more Rural Specials.
  • Strengthen engagement with local businesses to prevent crime and to help the local economy to thrive.
  • Support increased participation in Neighbourhood Watch, Street Pastors, Active Citizens and Volunteer Police Cadets.

So that communities have more confidence in Essex Police.

Performance Outcomes and Indicators

Communities have more confidence in Essex Police

  1. Increased confidence in policing (Survey).
  2. Reduction in total crime (actual and % change) – Crime Survey England and Wales (CSEW)


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here

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