No Extra Police , But More Local Policing

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From the Essex police website, the Chief Constable writes about a big decision – to switch from centralised policing to more local policing:

Having discussed this with Nick Alston, the Police and Crime Commissioner, I now want to share my plans with you.
To invest 500 officers in local policing I will align about 400 centrally controlled response officers to the local policing teams and make carefully considered reductions to our firearms, roads policing and public order capabilities.


Full article here.


  1. So, when the thousands of new houses are built throughout the County we will have less Police resource per capita plus – Fire Brigade / Hospitals / Support Services….. .

  2. Just seen Kamakazi Claggy on the BBC news, let’s hope he has a local job centre close by after Friday….but hey, maybe he could live in Spain with the In-Laws….

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