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Dispatch - Colchester Edition - Issue #14

Dispatch - Colchester Edition
Update from your District Commander
Colchester District Commander, Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston
Colchester District Commander, Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston
Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston
“This will be my final Dispatch update as District Commander for Colchester. After three years and six months I am moving across to lead the North LPA Criminal Investigation Department (CID) so will still be ensuring Colchester is a safe place to live work and visit. Chief Inspector Colin Cox is taking over the reins, and I know that Colchester remain in safe hands.
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with our partners to ensure we can address issues that our community have raised; for example putting in place the public space protection order across the District to prevent anti-social use of motor vehicles. Operation Luscombe preventing aggressive begging and supporting our homeless. We have made significant disruptions to the supply of Class A drugs into Colchester and ensured those using our restaurants, pubs, and clubs remain safe. Since 2019 (the last year without covid) crime in Colchester has increased by only 0.52% and in the last year anti-social behaviour has reduced by 53.7% showing the Colchester remains a safe place to live work and visit. I am really proud of all our officers and staff who work hard every day for our community.
I would like to thank all of you who care about your community and support Police and partners to make sure Colchester remains the First City in Essex.
Remember you can contact us, report non-emergency crime or antisocial behaviour through the Digital 101 service on our website. Or you can of course call us on 101. In a genuine emergency, always call 999.”
News 28 September to 4 October
Rural officer rides to the rescue
Man charged with Burglary
Navaratri Festival 2022
Black History Month
The month of October is recognised as Black History Month, which is something we mark at Essex Police each year with internal events for our officers, staff and volunteers. Read more.
In Colchester we have been to see the exhibition in the Community 360 Hub and the new community ambassador hub in the town centre. We are also happy to be part of the event on 8 October 2022 at Firstsite where we celebrate and learn about black history from members of our community.
Black History Month: “This is where my history starts”
Black History Month: “This is where my history starts”
Find our more about policing in your area
Upcoming events
We host a number of events throughout the district where you can get to know some of the police officers and staff who protect and serve your community. Talk to us about the things that are causing you concern in your communities, get crime prevention advice or find out what we’re doing to tackle antisocial behaviour in your area. Whatever you would like to discuss about local policing, we’re here to listen and work with our local partners to resolve any issues.
Friday 7th October 2022 - 10am-11am - Coffee with a cop- Cafe Mero - Mersea Road, Colchester
Saturday 8th October 2022 - 10am-4pm - Black History Month Celebrations - Firstsite, Colchester
Monday 10th October 2022 - 10am-11am - Coffee with a cop - St Cedds Church Hall, Shrub End.
Tuesday 11th October 2022 - 1pm - 2pm - Coffee with a cop - Rowhedge lunch club, Rowhedge village hall
Wednesday 12th October 2022 - 10am-11am - Coffee with a cop - Langenhoe Village Hall.
Wednesday 12th October 2022 - 10am - 11am - Coffee with a cop - St Helena’s coffee shop, Angora Business Park, Stanway
Wednesday 12th October 2022 - 3:30pm - 5pm - Go4 Cafe, Old heath recreation ground.
Friday 14th October 2022 - 10am-11am - Meet your local PCSO - Hythe Community Centre
Take a look at our Facebook page for details of our events, or head to the Your Area section of our website.
Please note events may be cancelled at short notice due to operational demands, details of which will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Crime prevention advice
A determined burglar can be difficult to discourage but by taking simple prevention measures, marking your property, and using property registers, you can make your belongings less attractive. By taking these steps, your property will be more difficult to sell and will reduce its street value.
Ownership over property can sometimes be difficult to determine. By marking or registering your valuables, should the worst happen, and your items are stolen, when they are recovered there can be no dispute over who owns them.
They will be clearly marked or registered to you.
Read about how to “make your mark” here and watch our short video below.
Make your mark
Make your mark
Crime prevention advice on our website
Be Fraud Smart
Just because someone knows your personal information doesn’t mean they’re genuine.
I think my child/friend is drinking too much, what can I do?
Essex Police Rural Engagement Team
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