Crime & Policing

A Sobering Editorial

Rayleigh  High Street From the Tower

The Echo had an editorial yesterday about Rayleigh Town Centre – and not in a good way: REGULAR Friday and Saturday night street violence, which until recently disfigured most towns in Essex, is happily on the decline. Yet flare-ups still occur, and one town that seems to be suffering in particular right now is Rayleigh. Violence hit Rayleigh again this…
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Operation Bluenose

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The Police and Crime Commissioner’s website has a piece here on “Operation Bluenose” – a three-day crackdown on anti-social cyclists in Southend: Residents said they had cause to make regular complaints about cyclists flouting the law by riding on pavements in Westcliff, Southend High Street and the seafront. They asked for police action to address the issue and feared a…
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Would You Like To Answer 999 Calls? Essex Police Are Looking For Control Room Staff

From the Essex Police website: Communications Officer Vacancies 30 hours per week (part-time), 24/7 shift pattern Chelmsford Starting salary £17,361 (pro rata), plus 20% shift allowance and additional weekend working enhancements About the Force Control Room The Force Control Room opened in July 1997 bringing single tier control to Essex Police and handles approximately two thousand public telephone calls every…
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The Essex Eye

OnlineFOCUS readers may be interested in a newish website called “Essex Eye”. It has local crime news and crime prevention advice. It’s not altogether clear who’s writing it. The site conveniently collects together information that’s been published elsewhere. There is almost too much crime data to look at , including links to monthly crime figures for each council ward!

“Early on, I identified sickness levels as a matter of concern…”

This week the Essex Police Commisioner, Nick Alston, has been writing about the increasing amount of duty days lost by Essex Police due to anxiety, depression or stress: Since becoming Police and Crime Commissioner, I have been scrutinising all aspects of Essex Police performance. Early on, I identified sickness levels as a matter of concern. — The figures show that…
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Clare’s Law

Essex Police have a video explaining “Clare’s Law”: The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, more widely known as Clare’s Law, allows the public to request information about someone they suspect may be at risk of being violent towards a partner. The law was introduced after the coroner at the inquest of murdered Clare Woods, suggested that women need to know of…
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