Welcome to the Harwich Neighbourhood Policing Team pages. We are
committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work
and visit and will work with the community and our partners to
tackle local problems. Harwich is part of the Tendring district and
covers areas including Harwich East, Harwich East Central, Harwich
West Central, Harwich West and Dovercourt.
Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing
Team and details of how to contact them.
PCSO Chris Lloyd (Collar number 8492)
I have served with Essex Police as a Police Community Support
Officer since January 2005. I spent the first 5.5 years covering
all the different areas in Clacton & Jaywick but in 2010
transferred over to the Harwich Neighbourhood Policing Team. It’s
not just Harwich I cover it’s also Ramsey/Parkeston/Little &
Great Oakley so it’s a large and varied area. I would like to think
that having worked in many diverse areas I have experience in
dealing with a range of different issues & problems. My aim is
to work within the community to try to make it a safer place to
live & visit.
Telephone: 101 ext 445145
PCSO Lynn Grayburn (Collar number 71984)
I have been a PCSO at Harwich since May 2007. My role has been
predominantly patrolling our streets. I have also built links with
Age Concern, Age UK , Golden Oldies, Harwich Stroke Club and the
Sunny Club at the Salvation Army and other various groups including
some of the residential homes giving Security Talks and Advice. I
have had an input into Neighbourhood Watch in our area helping to
set up new groups giving support and advice on the way. I have also
worked closely with the younger community in the area attending
Teentalk meetings, supporting them with their Hoodie festivals in
recent years and Fund Raising events. I love people and I enjoy
working with our local Community and would like to think that as a
PCSO I am approachable from the public and to help and serve this
local community which I am working and living amongst.
Telephone: 101 ext 445145
PCSO Matthew Ladkin (Collar number 70398)
I am one of the Police Community Support Officers for Harwich
and surrounding villages. I am committed to making the area I work
in a safer place to live, visit and work. If you see me on patrol
please come and speak to me, tell me ‘what matters to you’
especially if you have concerns about crime or anti-social
Your local police station is listed below along with its opening
hours and accessibility features.
Harwich Police Station
88-92 Main Road
View station on map
- Induction loop
- -Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
- Customer care pack
Below you can read about the issues we have made a policing
priority in your neighbourhood. We aim to act on the issues that
matter the most to you.
Non-dwelling Burglary e.g. sheds, garages and business
Raised on 08/11/2014
Covert and overt patrols are being carried out in vulnerable
locations to catch and deter offenders. Update 23/12/14 - Anti
burglar patrols continue to target and deter suspects. Update
20/01/15 - There has been a reduction in the number of non-dwelling
burglaries reported recently. However patrols continue to target
suspects and vulnerable areas. Update 05/02/15 - Patrols continue
to target suspects and vulnerable areas; Update 07/03/15 - Patrols
continue to target suspects and vulnerable locations. Update
02/04/15 - Covert and overt patrols are being carried out in
vulnerable locations to catch and deter offenders. Update 05/05/15
- There has been a recent increase in garage burglaries in
particular with several along Marine Parade and adjoining streets.
Patrols will continue to target likely suspects. Update 04/06/15 -
Patrols continue to target vulnerable areas and likely suspects.
Update 18/07/15 - Overt and Covert patrols are targeting vulnerable
locations and likely suspects Update 13/08/15 - Targeted patrols
continue to try and deter and disrupt suspects. Update 08/09/15 -
Targeted patrols continue to try and deter and disrupt suspects.
Update 23/10/15 - Patrols continue to target vulnerable areas and
likely suspects. Update 10/11/15 - We continue to monitor offences
and target patrols accordingly. Update 11/12/15 - Patrols continue
to target vulnerable areas and likely suspects. Update 13/01/16 -
Patrols continue to target vulnerable areas and likely
Updated on 13/01/2016
Listed below are a number of events we invite you to come along
to. They’re an opportunity for you to meet the team and discuss any
issues or concerns you have.
The Mobile Police Station will not be in service until
There has been a recent increase in the number of dwelling
burglaries in the Harwich area recently. Residents are urged to
remain vigilant to help prevent further burglaries in the area.
With the darker evenings don't forget to leave a light on if you
are going out, try and make it look like someone is at home.
Certain individuals are being targeted by both uniformed and covert
Some extra thought should be given to ensure security is tight,
with doors and windows secured, alarms set if available and
security lighting is fully operational. External, movement
activated lighting is extremely effective in deterring
Please report anybody seen acting suspiciously especially during
daylight entering back gardens or paying undue attention to
Another issue which we are keen to keep a lid on is that of 'rogue
traders' - e.g. where workmen offer to carry out work for you
(which sometimes is not even necessary), fail to complete the work
satisfactorily and make demands for money above the original amount
quoted for the work.
Please see the attached information to assist you in avoiding being
targeted by Rogue Traders and becoming a victim of crime, the ‘Buy
with confidence’ scheme run by Trading standards is summarised
'Buy with Confidence' is an approved trader scheme which has been
set up to assist residents to find reputable local
Businesses are audited by Trading Standards to ensure they comply
with consumer protection legislation and only once they pass can
they display the Buy with Confidence logo and be entered onto the
Approved businesses are monitored on a regular basis and feedback
is invited from their customers. If member companies fall below
acceptable standards, they may be expelled from the scheme.
The scheme also allows for an arbitration service in instances
where the business and the consumers cannot achieve a satisfactory
Please use the link below to gain access to the search facility for
approved Traders in your area:-
The team here welcome any calls or information from members of the
public to allow us to tackle any other issues of anti-social
behaviour or crime that they might be experiencing.
BICYCLE THEFTS are all too common. These are being taken, in the
main, from outside of shops and from front gardens. In a majority
of cases bicycles have been left insecure which presents an easy
target for opportunist thieves. Always secure your bicycle or take
it indoors even if you are only going to be leaving it unattended
for a short period of time.
If you have ANY INFORMATION concerning any type of criminal or anti
social activity then please let us know. Without this valuable
information it makes it very difficult for the police to bring
offenders to justice. Any information you do pass to the police
will be dealt with in strict confidence and can also be done
As always if you would like advice on any matters, such as crime
prevention, then please do not hesitate to call.
If you would like to join or start one of our many Neighbourhood
Watch schemes, then please contact us and we will send you an
information pack. Help us to make our community a safer place to be
- start up a watch today.
Finally, and as always, if there is anything at all that you wish
to discuss then please do not hesitate to contact us here.
You can take action in a number of ways to help make your
neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.