Recording crime accurately and ethically is crucial if we are to use our policing resources effectively and efficiently to protect and support victims, to free our police officers truly to tackle harm in our society and bring criminals to justice. Read more.
Essex Police latest news ›› Important changes to how we work
The Police and Crime Commissioner will host his next public meeting to discuss local crime and community safety issues in Harlow.
Nick Alston, Police and Crime commissioner for Essex, said: “The incidents which occurred in Canvey over the weekend were understandably frightening and distressing for all of those residents who witnessed them. From discussions with police, I know it is always a challenge for officers to deal with those seemingly intent on causing trouble and disorder. However I am pleased that Essex Police acted swiftly and robustly to deal with the incidents.
From today, Monday September 1, Essex Police is making a number of important changes to the way officers and police staff work across the county.
It is crucial that crime is recorded correctly and ethically by our police forces. This is a matter of police integrity, of treating victims with respect and of ensuring that officers have accurate information as they work both to prevent crime and bring criminals to justice.