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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.

Trevor Abrahams

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.

Contact details

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.

Contact details

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 amongst.

Contact details

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 behaviour.

Contact details

Mobile: 07711147176

Your local police station is listed below along with its opening hours and accessibility features.

Contact details:

Harwich Police Station
88-92 Main Road
CO12 3LW

Tel: 101

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Opening Hours
mon12:00 - 18:00
tue12:00 - 18:00
wed12:00 - 18:00
thu12:00 - 18:00
fri12:00 - 18:00
sat12:00 - 18:00
sun12:00 - 18:00
Accessibility features
  • Ramp
  • Intercom
  • 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.

Local Priority


Non-dwelling Burglary e.g. sheds, garages and business premises

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 further notice.

Street Meet

Date:5th April 2015 10:00 - 11:00
Where:Harwich Town
Ha'penny Pier
The Quay
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.
Contact:Mobile: 07711147176

Local Community meeting

Date:22nd April 2015 19:00 - 21:00
Where:Luney Hall
Barrack Lane
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
Contact:Mobile: 07711147176

Crime statistics for your neighbourhood are available below along with resolutions to broader crime issues.

View crime statistics for this neighbourhood


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 Police arrived.

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 officers.

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 burglars.

Please report anybody seen acting suspiciously especially during daylight entering back gardens or paying undue attention to properties.

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 below.

'Buy with Confidence' is an approved trader scheme which has been set up to assist residents to find reputable local businesses.

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 website.

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 resolution.

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 anonymously.

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.

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