Welcome to the Thurrock district web page.
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
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 safer place.
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.