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Have your say on policing priorities in Essex.
In 2016, we asked you what you wanted from Essex Police.
Working with police officers and staff, and partners from across Essex we took what you told us and developed the 2016 Police and Crime Plan.
This set our seven policing priorities to protect Essex, which are:
- More local, visible and accessible policing
- Crack down on anti-social behaviour
- Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse
- Reverse the trend in serious violence
- Tackle guns and organised crime
- Protecting children and vulnerable people
- Improve safety on our roads
We have been working hard with partners over the last three and a half years to deliver against the Plan. Working together with you, we have achieved a lot.
- Essex Police is now a growing force and will have 368 more officers by April 2020 than it had in 2016
- Essex Police has the second largest and fastest growing Special Constabulary in the Country
- Anti-social behaviour, burglary and theft have all gone down
We have led the fight against gangs, county lines and violence with the development of a specialist Violence Reduction Unit.
However, our challenges have also continued to change and we know we need to do more to tackle violence in our communities and see the reduction we have achieved in anti-social behaviour, burglary and theft mirrored in violent crime and drugs.
We want to prevent crime happening in the first place and we can achieve this by working with you so there is no space for criminals to thrive and ensuring that the most vulnerable people in our communities remain safe.
As we start to develop the next Police and Crime Plan, we want to again ask you what you want from your police force…