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500 More Police Officers On Essex's Streets
The Chief Constable of Essex Police has unveiled plans to put 500 more officers on our streets as part of major restructuring plans.
Stephen Kavanagh, along with the Police and Crime Commissioner, has announced that some specialist officers are going to be switched to local policing roles by the start of September.
60 police officer posts are being cut, mainly from road policing and firearms units, as part of the plans to save £3million.
Stephen Kavanagh has said: "For me it is about locally based, locally accountable, locally led officers, police community support officers (PCSOs) and staff delivering across a range of response, investigation and engagement responsibilities.
"As Chief Constable, I have to think carefully about how resources are balanced across the county. I also have to ensure that, operating within a reduced budget, we continue to deliver effective policing to all our communities.
"These changes support my commitment, shared with the PCC, to ensure Essex has a strong and effective local policing model. Essex Police will continue to have named officers as key points of contact for local communities. They will be supported by locally based PCSOs each with designated beats to patrol."
The force is also launching a recruitment drive tomorrow morning.
Drivers in Essex are being urged to slow down when it's raining - after 5 deaths and 69 serious injuries on the county's roads in the last year.
A new service is now available in Essex, providing a single point of contact for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.
More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year - nine at Chelmsford Prison.
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