Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to help stop crime – 100% anonymously. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live.

Some people refuse to speak about crime to authorities for a number of reasons, from fear of retribution to cultural expectations. It’s good to know that Crimestoppers is trusted by hundreds of thousands of people who each year safely pass on information about crime.

Our professionally staffed UK Contact Centre is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Information can be given by phoning 0800 555 111 or by completing an untraceable online form at – our charity is here to listen and here to help.

Callers are not asked for their name or any personal details and calls cannot be recorded. There is no caller line display and no 1471 facility. Online reports have the same level of anonymity as phone calls.

Every day we hear from people whose voices and crucial information would otherwise not be heard. Every day around 10 people are arrested and charged as a result of the information we receive.

Since Crimestoppers charity began in 1988, there have been more than 145,000 arrests and charges, over £140 million worth of stolen goods recovered and over £347 million worth of illegal drugs seized.

You may know us for Most Wanted, where people can view images of criminals on the run and pass on vital information anonymously about their whereabouts.  

Alongside our national campaigns, we have a network of volunteers across the UK who help promote our services to those who need to hear about them.

Crimestoppers has a proactive commercial arm that sees the organisation work with corporate partners from varying sectors and industries, including the NHS and the Post Office. If you are interested in volunteering, complete an inquiry form at or contact Stuart Rawlins at Essex Crimestoppers by emailing

Facebook Live Q&A

Essex Police Tendring are hosting live monthly Q&A sessions on their Facebook page. The next one will be Wednesday 26th February 7pm – 8pm. You can find out more about this event and the other dates at Essex Police’s events page

You can see the post below for the questions asked of Sergeant Heard in January’s Q&A session. Sergeant Heard also informed us that Inspector Darren Deex will be answering your questions live on 26th February.

Hello Sergeant Heard here from the Harwich Community Team. I am ready to take your questions!

Posted by Essex Police – Tendring on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

National Business Crime Centre

Business team working together
Business Team Working Together

The National Business Crime Centre was created as a result of a Home Office Police Transformation Funding. They work in partnership with businesses to prevent crime and help businesses protect themselves.

The NBCC’s main areas of work include:

  • Support and co-ordinate communications between all UK police forces and the business community
  • Supporting and initiating exciting and bold crime prevention projects and demand specification for policing resources
  • Violence Reduction plan for businesses and their staff
  • Safeguarding advice, links to training and promotion of best practice
  • Supporting our National policing teams and working together with national intelligence partners to tackle Travelling criminality and Organised Criminal Networks
  • National Standards and accreditation for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships
  • Investigating & promoting research into criminological trends
  • Fraud/Cyber messaging to businesses where appropriate on behalf of specialist units
  • Assisting with Counter Terrorism messaging to businesses on behalf of Cross Sector Security & Safety Communication network

Protect yourself from scammers

Fraud Alert Post Header Image
Fraud Alert Post Header Image

As part of last week’s Harwich and District Community Crime Prevention Panel meeting we had a guest speaker from Home Instead Colchester. During the talk we learned about the types of scams targeting older people and the signs to look out for. Everyone took something new away from this session and the panel Home Instead are happy to give talks to other groups and organisations.

Home Instead Senior Care are offering a free Senior Fraud Protection Kit, which is packed full of useful advice, and helpful checklists.

To obtain a copy or for further information please contact:

Home Instead Senior Care
The North Colchester Business Centre
340, The Crescent,

Tel. 01206 848427

Live Well Link Well

Live Well Link Well
Live Well Link Well

Live Well Link Well is a free and confidential Social Prescribing service that provides practical or emotional  support of a non-medical nature. You can access the service without being referred by anyone else.

Live Well Link Well enables people to quickly access non-medical support and information that will help them to understand the underlying circumstances and improve their wellbeing.

If you are aged over 18 and live in Essex (excludes Southend and Thurrock) you can contact them. For more information or to get in contact please visit the Community Voluntary Services Tendring Website.

Live Well Link Well in NE Essex is commissioned by Essex County Council, Public Health and NHS NE Essex Clinical Commissioning Group. It is delivered in partnership by Community Agents Essex, Essex Lifestyle Service, Community 360 and Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST).

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is on the 11th February 2020 and aims to promote internet safety. It will be celebrated globally with the wider theme of ‘Together for a better internet’. This year it specifically explores Children and Young People’s online identity.

The UK Safer Internet Centre provides online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online. Alongside information on how to keep safe online there are resources, including packs for parents, carers and educators on their website