Welcome to our monthly newsletter, which will keep you up to date on what we’re doing to keep commuunities safe in Colchester. It will focus on:
• The work of the Community Policing Team and Local Policing Team
• Crime trends
• Crime prevention
• How you can contact us
The Community Policing Team includes the Town Centre Proactive Team. Their work includes responding to issues and carrying out proactive work, including public engagement, crime prevention, crime disrupution, and safeguarding vulnerable people. The teams include specialist Missing Persons and Children and Young Person officers, who work with partners in education and social care to protect vulnerable people from harm.
The Local Policing Team’s main role is to respond to calls for assistance from members of the public, but they also carry out proactive patrols.
Our Colchester community and local policing officers are supported by detectives working in the Criminal Investigation Department, Domestic Abuse Investigation Team, and Crime and Public Protection Command. They investigate the more serious crimes that occur in north Essex, safeguard victims and bring offenders to justice.
Colchester has a very clear focus on:
Violence – disrupting those who commit serious organised crime and to dismantle the supply of controlled
drugs in the district. We will target those who carry knives and commit violence, ensuring Colchester remains a safe place for all.
Vulnerability – we will ensure we engage with our communities to understand their needs and deliver policing to safeguard those who are vulnerable in our community.
Victims – we will provide victims with a first-class service.
Visibility – we will be visible in our communities to provide reassurance and reduce the fear of crime