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Tackling gangs and serious violence

“Our objective is to catch criminals and support early intervention to improve public safety.”

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Working with partners we will:

  •  Bring violent offenders to justice through targeted police enforcement, working closely with neighbouring forces such as the Metropolitan Police.
  •  Deliver co-located responses to tackle drug, alcohol and substance misuse – getting more people away from dependency into treatment.
  •  Improve management of dangerous offenders in the community by closer collaboration with probation and criminal justice partners.
  •  Tackle perpetrators who groom individuals or groups, with a particular focus on victims who are targeted online.

Working through the Violence and Vulnerability Partnership we will:

• Deliver on the priority areas for the Essex Violence & Vulnerability Unit, including:

  • supporting staff, including frontline workers, to respond to the needs of young and vulnerable people
  • listening to and acting on what communities want
  • building awareness of how gangs operate and exploit the vulnerable so that we can improve our response
  • targeting areas experiencing high levels of gang activity
  • preventing vulnerable people being pressurised into returning to gangs once they leave custody

Secure extra funding from government and use this on evidence-based initiatives that are proven to tackle gangs, county lines and exploitation in Essex.

So that we reduce the number of people killed, injured or exploited as a result of gangs and serious violence.

Performance Outcomes and Indicators

  1. Gangs and organised crime are disrupted and exploitation of vulnerable people is prevented.
  2. Number of homicides
  3. Number of Violence with Injury offences Harm (Crime Severity) Score v. Most Similar Group of Forces (MSG) for Violence with Injury, Rape, Other Sexual Offences and Robbery of Personal Property
  4. Number of Violence with Injury, Rape, and Other Sexual Offences solved
  5. Stop and search for weapons  Knife-enabled crime


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

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