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Dispatch - Essex Police Weekly Update - Issue #56

Dispatch - Essex Police Weekly Update
Tips to beat the heat, Basildon car meet, drugs disguised as sweets, Rayleigh and Grays charges and other news.
Swimming in lakes and reservoirs can be dangerous
Swimming in lakes and reservoirs can be dangerous
As the summer temperatures rise, we know a lake or reservoir could be an appealing place to cool off. Please follow local guidance and keep to designated swimming areas. Somewhere might look appealing but you don’t always know what is below the surface.
NHS tips to beat the heat:
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid excess alcohol
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Slow down when it is hot
Are you prepared for the journey?
News 11 July to 17 July
Only call 999 in an emergency
Grays: Man arrested following sexual assaults
Basildon: Car meet passes off without incident after dispersal order
Grays: Man assaulted with knuckle duster
Drug gangs disguising dangerous drugs as sweets
Grays: Two arrested over assault
Chelmsford: Man jailed for prison throw over
Clacton: Child dies following collision
Stock: E-fit released following assault
Rayleigh: Man charged over arsons
Grays: Bomb hoax charge
Laindon: Jail for man with loaded gun under his bed
Terry Leeks murder - one year appeal
Terry Leeks murder - one year appeal
Witham: Barn fire treated as arson
Pitsea: Man jailed for killing grandfather
Colchester: Meet the officers responding to your emergency calls
Loughton: Boy charged after reports of firearms incident
Crime Prevention Advice
Don’t stash the cash
Encourage loved ones not to keep large amounts of cash in their home. Insurance companies may not cover for large losses of cash.
For more crime prevention tips and advice, visit our website.
Be Fraud Smart
Holiday fraud
Holiday fraud is on the increase as people use holiday booking websites more and more.
Scammers will list a hotel room or accommodation that isn’t available or doesn’t exist. Often victims only realise it’s a scam when they arrive at their destination, by which time the fraudster is long gone.
What you should know
Scammers may want you to pay them by direct bank transfer, not through the website. They entice you to do this by offering discounts for bank transfer payments. Don’t be tempted.
A scammer will often use photos of accommodation copied from other sites. Use Google Images to check where else an image has been used.
The scammer, or their advert, may claim that they belong to a legitimate trade body or consumer protection scheme, such as the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). Contact the body or scheme to check the person’s credentials.
Research the property yourself. See if it has its own website. Always try to call the owner of the property to confirm they know about your potential booking. If you can’t see a phone number, send an email asking for it.
Careers at Essex Police
PCSOs on Patrol in Castle Point
PCSOs on Patrol in Castle Point
Police staff vacancies
Collection/Delivery Driver £20,118 to £21,399
Network Database Server Engineer £30,420 to £32,394
Counselling and Wellbeing Adviser £34,578 to £37,281
Senior Network Engineer £33,939 to £40,662
Investigation Support Officer £24,576 to £26,565
Data Scientist £44,784 to £48,048
Investigation Support Officer £24,576 to £26,565
Resolution Centre Investigator £21,385 to £23,406
Contact Handler (full time) £19,702 to £20,199
Salary: £19,702 to £20,706 pro rata plus (Contract 3) unsocial hours payment and (Contract 4) unsocial hours and weekends working allowance.
Contract 2: Monday-Friday 2pm-8pm (30 hours per week)
Contract 3: Monday-Friday 4pm-10pm (30 hours per week)
Essex Police recognised as gold standard employer by MoD
This week we remember
Look out for local editions of Dispatch
We’re launching local district editions of Dispatch every two weeks throughout 2022. Essex Police Colchester Edition launched 2 weeks ago and Essex Police Castle Point Edition launches this week. The district editions are issued every Wednesday and contain local news and events - a perfect compliment to the Essex Police Dispatch. Follow the links above to subscribe and watch out for more district editions in the coming months.
Essex Police Colchester Dispatch - Castle Point launches this week
Essex Police Colchester Dispatch - Castle Point launches this week
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