If you are in the Ramsey on Thursday 23rd January between 10am -12 noon pop down to the Ramsey Memorial Hall to meet your local community policing team. You can get to know them, ask questions and raise any issues or concerns that you may have.
If you cannot make it to that one there will be another in the Dovercourt Church, 203 Main Road on Friday 7th February between 10am – 12 noon.
For a list of Essex Police – Tendring’s current Coffee with Cops and other events visit their facebook events page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/EPTendring/events/
It is nearly four years since the last Police and Crime Plan was formed after Essex residents were asked what was important to them and their communities. Now Roger Hirst the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner wants to know what you want from Essex Police over the next four years.
You can tell him by completing the online survey at https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/make-a-difference/ Hard copies of the survey will be available in local libraries or people can call the office on 01245 291600 to request one.
The College of Policing has a Crime Prevention Toolkit, which also covers Anti-Social Behaviour. The Crime Reduction Toolkit has been awarded a Best Practice certificate in the European and National Level category at the European Public Sector Awards 2017
Some of the most effective preventers of crime are Neighbourhood Watch, CCTV and putting gates on alleyways. Policing Hot spots is also a strong deterrent and needs the community to report crimes or anything suspicious to the Police so they can allocate resources as appropriate.
You can find the toolkit at https://whatworks.college.police.uk/toolkit/Pages/Welcome.aspx
If you are interested in more in depth academic work around Policing, including Crime Prevention the College also has a Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map. This plots details of relevant ongoing policing related research at Masters level and above. It is intended to increase opportunities for collaboration, and to enable forces to engage directly with researchers working on topics of interest to them. https://whatworks.college.police.uk/Research/Research-Map/Pages/Research-Map.aspx
Do you have an idea that helps prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex? Would you like up to £20,000 to help make your community project a reality?
If yes and your project supports the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s priorities then you can apply in the third round of the Community Safety Development Fund.
The PFCC’s Police and Crime Plan priorities are:
• Providing more local, visible and accessible policing
• Cracking down on anti-social behaviour
• Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse
• Reversing the trend in serious violence
• Tackling gangs and organised crime
• Protecting children and vulnerable people
• Improving safety on our roads
Find out more and apply by 31st January 2020 via the Essex PFCC’s website. https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/giving-you-a-voice/commissioning-services/
Below is an example of a project that previously received funding from the Community Safety Development Fund.
The College of Policing and local Police Force Colleges are looking for Recruit Assessors and Candidate Coordinators to help build the police forces of the future.
Through this paid role you assess police recruits, ultimately helping services like Essex Police tackle crime and keep communities safe.
Find out more at https://police-assessors.co.uk/
Come along to our next meeting on Thursday 30th January 2020 and see what we get involved with.
We meet between 19:00 and 21:00 at the Harwich Mayflower Heritage Centre, and look forward to seeing you there.