Businesses like ordinary members of the public expect to see a Police officer if they have any problems with, shall we say, the criminal elements of our society but how many stop to think how they or their employees can support the Police in their work?
Over the last few years Essex Chambers more
Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers. They have the same police powers, uniforms and equipment as regular Police Officers but sacrifice their free time on a voluntary basis, organising their busy personal lives, day jobs and other commitments around police duties. They do not get paid, but more
Essex has the fastest growing team of Specials Constables in the country, they are the second largest team in the UK.
They are a vital part of the Essex Police family who once fully trained, they have the same powers as regular police officers.
Eighteen Special Constables swore an oath to more
As part of the National Specials Weekend, we thanked our dedicated Special Constables who sacrifice their free time to help keep Essex safe as volunteer police officers.
We have more than 500 Special Constables, making us the second largest Special Constabulary in the UK. We also have the fastest more
Students are celebrating after picking up their gradeson 22 August, and we wanted to share some stories of Special Constables achieving results in Essex.
Our Special Constables volunteered 15,000 hours in July with near 80 per cent working 16 hours and more to help keep your communities safe more
Hullbridge Parish Council will be funding its own volunteer police officers as part of Essex Police’s Community Specials scheme.
Under the scheme, the council will fund the expenses of volunteer police officers who will be designated to the Hullbridge Parish area.
The event was attended by more
How long have you been a Special?
Nearly 13 years.
Why did you join?
Growing up in a police family, it has always been a childhood dream for me to become a police officer however when I left school my career took me down a different path. I decided to join the Specials instead, after more
Meet Special Constable Tony Rowntree, Little Clacton’s Community Special Constable dedicated to protecting and serving the town.
Tony is a volunteer police officer with full policing powers and Little Clacton Parish Council funds any expenses he needs to best protect the residents of Little more
Essex Police recognised local business, Wave, for their support of Special Constables and the work they do.
Local business leaders attended an event, hosted by CEO of Essex Chambers of Commerce Denise Rossiter at Hanningfield Reservoir, on Wednesday 28 August. During the event Wave were presented more
By Ellie Cairns, Events Manager. Essex Chambers of Commerce
Last year I was approached by Les Hawkins, Specials supported Policing Coordinator for Essex Special Policing, to ask if I would join in a ride along and help to raise the profile for Employer Supported Policing (ESP) in Essex. Having more
During the August Bank Holiday weekend, our volunteer police officers strapped up their boots and put on their high-visibility coats as they headed out across the county to help police the streets.
We had more than 200 Specials working 309 duties, we amounted to a huge 2,420 extra hours policing Essex. more
Three Special Constables who have volunteered more than 650 hours of their time in the last 12 months in Witham are celebrating their first anniversary as Community Special Constables.
In June 2018, Witham Town Council became the first local authority to fund its own volunteer police officers as part more
Fifteen Special Constables volunteered their time on a Saturday in July during a dedicated operation to support the local policing team, respond to incidents and proactively patrol in Basildon.
The Specials joined a team of local policing officers to provide eight double crewed cars in more
A community funded Special Constable scheme in Halstead is making progress ahead of some recent successes in the town.
Special Constable Dave Jeffcott will started his training in July and he follows in the footsteps of Special Constable Mikey Mihalyfi, who began patrolling the town in March as part more
One of our longest serving volunteer police officers has been recognised with a British Empire Medal in recognition of his contribution to policing.
Special Superintendent Howard Rayner went to County Hall in Chelmsford in June to collect his BEM from the Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff and Chairman more
The theme for this year’s National Specials Weekend wass Employer Supported Policing, a national scheme that encourages employers to give their support to policing by encouraging their staff to volunteer as Special Constables and allowing them a number of paid days each year to go on duty.
Local businesses met with Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills in August to discuss how working together plays a key part in our fight against crime.
Hosted by Denise Rossiter, the Chief Executive for Essex Chambers of Commerce, business owner’s from different sectors spoke about how more
Essex Chamber of Commerce, Essex Police and the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner have been recognised at the National Employer Supported Policing Conference for their innovative collaboration to create stronger relationships between businesses across the county and Essex Police.
Employer Supported more
Essex Chambers of Commerce, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Essex Police are working together to help businesses and residents tackle contactless card fraud.
As part of the work of the Essex Business Crime Strategy Board, the group has purchased 5,000 card defenders. These small more