Crime Commissioner for Essex to discuss policing operations at public meeting


Crime trends and proactive policing operations are two of the key topics to be discussed at a forthcoming public meeting in Colchester.

Organised by Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, the meeting on Thursday 11th October will allow the police to hear directly from local communities about concerns they may have.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm until 8pm at the the Town Hall, High Street, Colchester.

Mr. Hirst said: “Public meetings are a great way to hear directly from local communities about concerns they might have and areas of activity that are in place and working well.

“Very often a joint approach is the answer to a problem. I hold regular public meetings across the county and with a panel of experts on hand, these meetings are a great way to find the solutions together.


“Do come along whether you have criticisms, compliments or constructive comments to make. We want to hear them all because your voices matter.”

Also in attendance will be Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s senior team.

Roger Hirst will be chairing the meeting and will be joined by Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner, Chief Inspector Shaun Kane, the District Commander for Colchester, as well as representatives from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and the local Community Safety Partnership.

A briefing document detailing crime trends and statistics for the area will be available ahead of the meeting at www.essex.pfcc.police.uk