The draft Statements of Accounts set out in detail the financial position of Essex Police and of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
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The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Essex has published the latest quarterly report detailing Essex Police complaints and conduct matters.
The report, from the force’s Professional Standards Department (PSD), contains details of complaints and disciplinary matters involving Essex Police officers and staff between January and March 2015.
Anti-Social Behaviour, drug abuse, police visibility and speeding were just some of the topics on the agenda at the Maldon Police and Crime Commissioners public meeting.
Everyone is welcome to raise their crime and policing-related concerns and questions with the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
Nick Alston is hosting his next public meeting to discuss local crime and community safety issues in Braintree.
I have spoken at length recently about the rise in serious sexual offences reported in Essex and the urgent need to understand the problems in order to combat them.In discussing these issues I realise that may have led to people asking about the role a Police and Crime Commissioner can play in a situation such as this.
My role is two-fold. Firstly it is my job as Police & Crime Commissioner to both support and challenge Essex Police on issues such as this. That support involves ensuring Essex Police works effectively with partners to safeguard and support victims of sexual crime and ensuring the Chief Constable has all he needs to tackle these offences.
The challenge comes in ensuring that the force does its best to reduce these offences, bring perpetrators to justice, understand why they are occurring, support victims and continue to create an environment where victims feel they can come forward to report these crimes.