Welcome to the Brentwood district web page.
District Commander update
I joined Essex Police 11 years ago, since which time I have
undertaken a number of roles across Chelmsford, Basildon, Thurrock,
Uttlesford and headquarters.
Above: Chief Insp Ed Wells
I have worked on uniform response teams, public order teams, in
custody, on roads policing and for 18 months I led a tactical team
working across Basildon and Thurrock to target the most prolific
criminals using a variety of overt and covert policing tactics.
Following a period as Staff Officer to the Deputy Chief Constable,
my most recent posting was back to Chelmsford where I undertook the
Neighbourhood Inspector role.
I am delighted to have been appointed as the District Commander
for the new Epping Forest and Brentwood district, an area which
encompasses many towns and villages aside from Epping and
Brentwood, including Waltham Abbey, Loughton and Ongar.
I am fortunate to inherit a strong team of officers, PCSOs and
police staff committed to protecting those who live, work and visit
My team will work hard to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
in our area by targeting the people who consistently commit crime
or engage in the behaviour which can cause such misery in our
We will work hard with our partners in the public, private and
voluntary sector to make the Epping Forest and Brentwood district a
place which is safer and feels safer.