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The Thurrock Community Policing Team is made up of police officers, police Community Support Officers and Specials under the command of an Inspector and a Chief Inspector District Commander.

The team, alongside the Town Centre Teams, aims to protect people from harm, speak with communities about their concerns, gather information and help find answers to local problems.

Claire TalbotDistrict Commander: Chief Inspector Claire Talbot

"My CPT, working alongside key partners, will be focused on protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities, problem solving emerging crime and hidden harms such as preventing violent extremism, hate crime, modern day slavery, gangs and anti-social behaviour vulnerability issues.

We will also address youth offending and re-offending which will help address volume crimes such as dwelling burglary and violence against the person.

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"You can follow my team's activity on our Thurrock Facebook page."

Town Centre Teams

Thurrock will see seven more officers dedicated to policing town centres from Monday, 22 July.

The officers will be able to conduct visible patrols and investigate concentrated community issues in Grays, South Ockendon and Stanford-le-Hope.

Three of the seven officers will be assigned to Grays, with a pair of officers covering South Ockendon and Stanford-le-Hope respectively.

All seven officers will be led by Sergeant Ben Forbes and will come under the banner of Town Centre Teams to support, and expand upon, the ongoing work of the district’s Community Policing Team.

Community issues are at the forefront of the Town Centre Teams’ priorities, including crime against local businesses and antisocial behaviour in town centres and protecting vulnerable people.

Chief Inspector Claire Talbot, district commander for Thurrock, said: “The new Town Centre Teams are going to be a brilliant addition to the policing we can do across the district.

“By having more officers, we’ll be able to continue the good work of our Community Policing Team, and be able to get to really understand any issues in these three communities. We want to make sure we hear from the people who see these towns as somewhere to live, work, or visit, so that we can work together to make Grays, South Ockendon and Stanford safer.

“Our seven officers have all come from a mixture of response and detective backgrounds, so have a great set of skills between them and a real knowledge of the areas they’ll be policing.

“I know they’re really excited to get out and be a reliable, visible presence and meeting the businesses, community leaders, organisations and residents that make Grays, South Ockendon and Stanford-le-Hope so unique.”

Leader of Thurrock Council, Councillor Rob Gledhill said: “We take tackling crime and antisocial behaviour in Thurrock extremely seriously and have already been working closely with our partners, including Essex Police, on a number of initiatives to help our residents feel safer.

“The arrival of these new officers in Grays, South Ockendon and Stanford-le-Hope town centres is something we really welcome, and will provide a visibly increased police presence on our streets and added reassurance for those living and working in Thurrock.

“In addition to these new officers, we have also committed to spending £1 million over the next three years to tackle antisocial behaviour and serious violence across the whole of the borough.”

Essex Police’s investment in more policing in town centres will place officers in 23 locations across the county to deal with the issues on your doorstep.

As part of the force’s dedication to visible, frontline officers, the 58 constables will tackle the most prominent issues in local communities, making for a safer county and stronger relationships with the public.

The Town Centre Team constables will be assigned to Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester, Harwich, Maldon, Saffron Walden, South Woodham Ferrers and Witham in the north of Essex.

In the south of the county, officers will be servicing Basildon, Billericay, Canvey, Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend and Wickford.

Finally, the teams in the west will be based in: Brentwood, Grays, Harlow, Loughton, South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope and Waltham Abbey.

2019 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Missing people 53 52 81 86 48 73 80          
Domestic abuse 383 339 398 368 379 350 398          
Mental health 48 50 60 66 98 132 56          
Anti-social behaviour 309 306 359 299 366 388 453          
Crimes solved 255 201 229 210 217 196 238          
Intelligence 451 464 525 547 520 483 489          
Stop and search 80 87 76 133 107 77 57          
Road traffic collisions 67 61 58 53 48 54 50          


2018 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Missing people 48 46 58 66 69 113 108 63 49 76 69 56
Domestic abuse 322 308 307 321 419 360 401 326 352 318 396 384
Mental health 35 27 19 34 32 30 30 33 45 47 38 119
Anti-social behaviour 326 393 401 434 439 469 417 382 357 382 326 319
Crimes solved 192 182 176 235 190 206 155 204 183 252 217 225
Intelligence 451 436 622 546 532 465 460 444 411 468 468 399
Stop and search 32 35 39 48 25 25 43 37 76 96 69 62
Road traffic collisions 85 78 61 50 65 75 69 60 65 70 84 90

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