Breath tests in December 2018 (PDF 62Kb)
Children in custody overnight 2018 (PDF 191Kb)
Comparative data of forces on spending demand and crime figures (PDF 62Kb)
Cost of training and recruitment (PDF 63Kb)
Domestic Homicides April 2014 to March 2017 (PDF 555Kb)
Drone incidents 2016 to 2018 (PDF 89Kb)
Drone crimes 2017 to 2018 (PDF 87Kb)
Ethnicity and size of police force 2018 (PDF 63Kb)
Gifts and hospitality (PDF 62Kb)
Homicides 2017 (PDF 91Kb)
Kidnapping and abduction 2014 to 2018 (PDF 129Kb)
Lost devices (PDF 63Kb)
Mental health place of safety (PDF 65Kb)
Moped and motorcycle enabled offences 2011 to 2019 (PDF 72Kb)
Motorcycle and scooter thefts 2017 to 2018 (PDF 124Kb)
Motorcycle and scooter used in crime 2014 to 2018 (PDF 126Kb)
Number of sick days taken by officers (PDF 67kb)
Numbers and child sex disclosure scheme (PDF 73Kb)
Offences on school premises (PDF 196Kb)
Overtime costs 2010 to 2017 (PDF 90Kb)
Penalty notices mobile phone usage 2016 to 2018 (PDF 144Kb)
Possession of bladed article 2016 to 2018 (PDF 184kb)
Pushbike and pedalcycle thefts 2018 (PDF 64Kb)
Registered sexual offenders RSO monitoring visits (PDF 70Kb)
Sex offender removal from register (PDF 62Kb)
Sexual offences 2014 to 2018 (PDF 180kb)
Speed camera numbers (PDF 67Kb)
Speed camera numbers and offences (PDF 69Kb)
Speeding in excess of 100mph (PDF 66Kb)
Speeding penalties (PDF 70Kb)
Weapons seized in schools 2014 to 2018 (PDF 197kb)
For the year 2018 (Jan -Sep) please advise on the number times a private dwelling was used as a place of safety under s.136 of the Mental Health Act 83.
Of those times, please advise how many required additional Police assistance.
Between January 2018 and September 2018, no private dwellings were used as a place of safety under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 83.
A place of safety is defined under Section 135/136 of the Mental Health Act 1983, as residential accommodation provided by a local social services authority, a hospital, a police station, an independent hospital or care home or any other suitable place, the occupier of which is willing temporarily to receive the patient. In exceptional circumstances, such as when the detained person is being aggressive, violent and threatening, or when the Mental Health unit place of safety is unavailable.
Every day Essex Police deals with around 100 incidents involving mental health, over 5,000 cases a year. Many of those incidents involve no crime being committed but, as an emergency service, our job is to keep people safe and prevent harm to individuals or other people.
Police custody cells are meant for people we believe have broken the law. They’re not nice places to be and they are absolutely not the right place for people in mental health crisis. But where there is no available health-based place of safety to take someone we will detain them for their own safety as a last resort. We are increasingly concerned about the level of capacity in the health sector to deal with these issues and that’s why the number of people we’ve detained this year has increased. Chief officers and the Police and Crime Commissioner are in regular contact with senior health officials to reflect these concerns and work towards a solution.
We use a mental health triage car to allow mental health professionals to go to incidents with police officers and provide advice and support at the scene of an incident. Between April 2015 and March 2016 we have prevented 192 detentions under section 136 of the mental health act.
The total amount of overtime hours worked by Essex Police officers across all borough operational command units for the following financial years, beginning April 1, 2010 (including total overtime pay bill).
£6,801,859.37 (includes £2,169,796.28 bank holiday overtime and excludes National Insurance)
£8,328,717.47 (includes £2,090,546.52 bank holiday overtime and excludes National Insurance)
£7,968,643.06 (includes £1,800,458.70 bank holiday overtime and excludes National Insurance)
£6.85 million (excludes National Insurance)
£8.44 million (excludes National Insurance)
£7.21 million (excludes National Insurance)
£6.84 million (excludes National Insurance)
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Essex Police website: Equality information
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