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District commander update
Above: Chief Insp Ben Hodder
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to serve
Thurrock as the new District Commander.
I have previously worked in a range of different roles across
Essex Police. This is my second time working in the Thurrock
District having previously worked here back in 2005 for 3 years in
a community role. I am very familiar with the area and the unique
challenges and opportunities this brings. I aim to bring my
Policing experience to the role in order to make Thurrock a safer
place to live, work and socialise. I have a dedicated and
professional team of Neighbourhood Policing Officers and I will
continue to build on the strengths of the team, previous successes
and work closely with partner agencies to make Thurrock an even
Thurrock District is diverse and this brings unique policing
challenges with a busy shopping centre at Lakeside, numerous key
industrial sites and significant investment as part of the Thames
Gateway development. There are also a number of towns and villages
across a large geographical area each with different needs and
concerns. However, my team will strive to reduce crime further,
reassure the public and bring offenders to justice and robustly
deal with those minority of individuals who affect the quality of
life of some of our residents.
We will communicate with victims of crime, policing partners and
the wider community to reassure the public. We will continue to be
visible in our communities and develop relationships with all
groups within our community.
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