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Dispatch - Colchester Edition - Issue #4

Dispatch - Colchester Edition
Welcome to Dispatch - Colchester Edition.

19 July - 26 July
Local News
Five charged in Class A drug investigation
Man injured in Town Centre assault
This Mini activated one of our ANPR cameras in Colchester after being spotted with cloned plates. The North disruptor team managed to locate the vehicle shortly afterwards and attempted to stop it on the A12.
The driver perhaps believing that he was playing Grand theft Auto decided he didn’t want to stop for Police and made off.
The vehicle was pursued and our Pretend Stig miscalculated a corner on Bakers Lane, Colchester and ending up going over the grass verge and decamping from the vehicle on a golf course……. Some say he could do with “Driving “lessons.
After a long search for the male on what was the hottest days of the year, our officers were able to locate the male who had decided to hide by fully submerging himself in a river ……… some say he needed to cool off after his long run.
Unlike in GTA our pretend Stig will now face the real-life consequences of his actions as he was arrested and charged with careless driving, failing to stop for Police, driving without a License and driving with no insurance…. some say he had a bad day.
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Essex Police in Colchester District
Working with #Dedham community speedwatch to keep the village safe from speeding vehicles.
Police station open day
On Saturday 27th August 2022 we will be opening the gates and doors at the police station for an open day.
We will have a range of vehicles, activities and things to see and do so please pop in, say “hello” and see the different ways we keep people safe and catch criminals.
Our partner agencies will be with us too to speak to and get advice on a range of topics such as online safety, keeping your children safe and much more.
We will be “open” from 12pm-4pm so come along in between these times.
Following our partnership work last summer with Essex Rebels Basketball we are pleased to say we will be back with Ballin with a bobby this year.
It is a great way to engage with our young people in our communities, break down barriers and have fun while learning a new skill.
Last year saw some really interesting conversation all while enjoying a game of basketball - we hope to have the same this year!
Our sessions will be held at:
Greenstead - Magnolia Fields - 27 July
Wivenhoe - King George Playing Fields - 3 August
West Mersea - The Glebe - 4 August
Monkwick - School Road - 25 August
Old Heath - Recreation Ground - 31 August
All sessions will be 4pm-5pm for primary school children and 5pm-6pm for secondary schools.
We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions please contact
Summer basketball with the Essex Rebels
Basketball game with the Essex Rebels Basketball Team
Basketball game with the Essex Rebels Basketball Team
Essex Police and Essex Rebels are coming to a park near you. Meet and play basketball this summer with some of their professional players and local police officers. Ask questions, learn new basketball skills, play games and have some fun. For more information, contact us.
Essex Police in Colchester District
We have been and we will continuing to patrol #Stanway after an increase in reporting of anti social behaviour in the area.
Stroll with a Patrol in Colchester
Stroll with a Patrol in Colchester
Join us on patrol this summer
We are welcoming members of the public and our partner agencies on patrol with us this summer - see below for some upcoming dates and click the link for more information.
  • Wednesday 27 July, 6pm: Meet outside ATIK, Town Centre
  • Wednesday 27 July, 11am: Meet at Cudmore Grove Car Park, East Mersea
  • Wednesday 3 August, 3pm: Meet outside Cost Cuttter, St Michaels
  • Saturday 6 August, 12pm: Meet at Highwoods Country Park car park, Turner Road
  • Tuesday 9 August, 6pm. Meet London Road Jct with School Road Copford
  • Thursday 11 August, 6pm. Meet outside West Mersea Library
Read more about our Stroll with a Patrol initiative
Essex Police in Colchester District
Pcso Wright completed joint patrols with Wivenhoe Fire Officers @ECFRS at King George Playing Field earlier #wivenhoe. The woods at the field was also patrolled by officers.
Find our more about policing in your area
Essex Police in Colchester District
Officers from Colchester B Shift Community Policing Team had a productive meeting with councillors, the council and members of the public about ongoing #ASB #Nuisance
Community news
Advice and information on our website
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 29th July – 10:30am-12pm – Coffee with Cops – The Oak Tree Community cafe, Highwoods Square
Friday 29th July – 11am-12pm – Coffee with Cops – café nero, Culver street West, Town Centre
Monday 1st August - 11am-12pm - coffee with a cop - Community 360, Long Wyre street
Friday 5th August – 10:30am-12pm – The Oak Tree Community Café - Highwoods Square
Sunday 7th August – 12pm-1pm – Coffee with a cop – Go4 Café, Old Heath Recreation Ground
Tuesday 9th August – 12:30pm-2pm – Coffee with a cop- Harris and hoole, Highwoods Tesco
Tuesday 9th August – 12pm-1pm – Meet your local PCSO – Hythe Community Centre
Tuesday 9th August – 2pm-3pm – meet your local PCSO – West Mersea Library
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
Protect your bike from theft
Crime prevention advice on our website
Be fraud smart
Become a Friend Against Scams by completing the Online Learning course, then "Take a Stand Against Scams"
Ask the Police
Can I use anti-climbing paint on a building or wall to prevent trespassers and anti-social behaviour?
Yes, it is perfectly legal to use anti-climbing paint although there are a couple of factors which should be considered when applying the paint -
  • You should make sure the anti-climbing paint starts at a reasonably high level so passers-by do not damage their clothing inadvertently.
  • ‘Warning: Anti-Climb Paint’ signs should be clearly posted wherever there is paint in use. These should be posted to protect the company or householder from being sued in a civil court, e.g. to protect themselves from civil action for any damage to clothing.
  • The notices should be simple enough for a reasonably young person to understand as, apart from intruders, they are the ones likely to be trying to climb up.
Your Policing Questions Answered
Do you 'FitTheBill'? - Meet the Chief Constable
A career that values difference
A career that values difference
Are you interested in being a police officer at Essex Police but want to find out more be3fore applying?
Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington will lead an online event where you’ll hear from colleagues across the force about what it’s really like to be a police officer. Whether you’re looking to join us a new officer, or transfer across from another force, there will be something for everyone during this event.
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