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.
PC Trevor Abrahams (Collar number 2764)
I am the Neighbourhood Constable for Harwich which includes
Harwich, Ramsey, Parkeston and The Oakleys and am based at Harwich
Police Station. I have been a Police officer with Essex Police
since 2002 serving in the Tendring district. I am part of the
Harwich Neighbourhood Policing Team which consists of Police
Officers and Police Community Support Officers. We are here to help
residents, workers and visitors to the Harwich area deal with the
issues that matter most to them which includes reducing crime and
tacking anti-social behaviour.
Telephone: 101 extn 445145
Mobile: 07711 147176
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
Mobile: 07711 147176
PCSO Lynn Grayburn (Collar number 71984)
I have been a PCSO at Harwich for 6 years and 3 months now. 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 NHW 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 the past two 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
Telephone: 101 ext 445145
Mobile: 07711 147176
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.
Updated on 07/03/2015
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
|Date:||5th April 2015 10:00 - 11:00
|Extra Info:||A Street Meet has been set up in your area to enable you to have face to face contact with a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss policing concerns you have within your community. The Meet has been scheduled to take place on a four to six week basis and it is our intention to honour each one. However there may be occasions when an officer is not in attendance for logistical reasons or incident demand and in these circumstances I would encourage you to contact your local officer in one of the following ways.. Neighbourhood Beat Mobile 07711147176, Non-emergency number 101 or via the Essex police website. In the case of an emergency dial 999.
Local Community meeting
|Date:||22nd April 2015 19:00 - 21:00
|Extra Info:||To improve community contact these meetings have been set up to allow members of the public to liaise directly with their neighbourhood policing teams on a face to face basis.
It allows you to bring your concerns to police attention that are affecting yourselves or your community. However it would serve no purpose if the police were not able to provide information or answers to these issues at the meeting. Therefore, I would encourage you to email your Neighbourhood beat officer well in advance of the meeting with the questions you intend to raise so the police are in a position to be able to answer them for you. The email address you require is email@example.com
A local male has been released on conditional bail following his
arrest in relation to a series of theft from motor vehicle offences
in the upper Dovercourt area. An alert resident spotted the male
looking into his vehicle during the night and detained him until
Non-dwelling burglaries (sheds, garages and shops etc) continue to
be an issue in and around the Harwich area. Residents are strongly
urged to ensure security is as good as it can be and lighting with
sensors is installed where practicable to deter burglars from
entering rear gardens and rear of business premises.
There has been a reduction in the number of dwelling burglaries in
the Harwich area recently. However, residents are urged to remain
vigilant to help prevent further burglaries in the area. Certain
individuals are still being targetted 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.