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Essex Police

This page is about how Neighbourhood Watch and Essex Police seek to work together. For full information on Essex Police, go to their website(click here).

Essex Police is governed by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Essex, Roger Hirst, whose role is to be “the voice of the people (of Essex) and to hold the police to account.” You can communicate directly with the PCC at his website:

Essex Community Messaging (ECM)

ECM is a communication system enabling residents to receive localised messages straight to their computer, iPhone, etc., from Essex Police officers, staff and key partners such as Neighbourhood Watch. By signing up, you will be able to select information on what you would like to receive – based on where you live, work, or socialise. Sign up free to receive accurate and up-to-date information, crime prevention advice and notifications from Essex Police officers, Essex Watch liaison officers and other key partners, such as Neighbourhood Watch. Click the link to find out more.

Neighbourhood Policing - Community Policing Teams (CPT)

Essex Police has changed its approach to neighbourhood policing (now called community policing) a few times over the past several years - mainly due to the need to reduce spending as a consequence of the various budget cuts the police have been inflicted with. Current community policing arrangements involve a team inspector, two sergeants, several police constables, police community support officers, special constables, and a youth officer. There are community meetings held once a month: you are encouraged to attend these. Click here for more information about the Chelmsford CPT.

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