Essex Police have produced 9 Spring newsletters on community policing in the Epping Forest district.
They contain a host of useful information from introducing local officers, to policing updates specific to each area, crime prevention advice, reporting guidance and advice on how to get involved in local policing.
The 9 newsletters cover:
- Buckhurst Hill
- Epping and Thornwood
- North Weald, Passingford, Lambourne and Theydon Bois
- Ongar and surrounding area
- Roydon, Nazeing, Sheering, Matching, Hastingwood; Broadley Common and Epping Upland
- Waltham Abbey
You can read the newsletters on our community policing page.
Chief Inspector Ant Alcock, District Commander for Epping Forest and Brentwood has overall responsibility for policing the towns, villages and rural areas. Based at Loughton Police Station, the section encompasses:
- Local Policing Team (LPT)
- Community Policing Team (CPT)
- Town Centre Teams (TCT)
- Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
The LPT provides 24/7 cover responding to emergency and non-emergency incidents.
Theft from motor vehicles across the Epping Forest district decreased by 33.5% in the 12 months to January 2021. The newsletters have useful tips on how to protect your vehicle from criminals. You can find more crime prevention advice on the Essex Police website.
Get in touch with your local police
Chief Inspector Ant Alcock said:
As soon as is safe to do so, opportunities to speak with your local police in person will recommence, such as Coffee with Cops and pop-up events.
We will continue to hold Facebook Q+A sessions but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independent advisory groups
The Brentwood and Epping Forest Independent Advisory Group which encourages participation from residents on local policing issues important to their communities is seeking new members. Visit their website if you would like to get involved.
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