This section is all about community policing – us working
with you to identify and tackle issues of concern across
Community policing is about local policing, listening to your
concerns, acting upon issues that matter most to you and helping
you feel more confident in your community.
Community Policing Teams
There are 10 Community Policing Teams (CPTs) operating
They are made up of police officers, Police Community Support
Officers and Specials under the command of an Inspector.
The CPTs are there to protect people from harm, speak with
communities about their concerns, gather information and help find
answers to local problems.
They work closely with the 14 Community Safety Partnership teams
across Essex and also talk regularly with local authorities, other
Emergency Services, Health providers, charities,
Neighbourhood Watch and community groups.
CPTs are as flexible as possible to cover emerging issues and crime
trends in the areas they cover.
They aim to respond quickly to priority problems which present the
greatest risk to people and have the support of the rest of
As well as their day-to-day contact with the public they hold a
Local Community Meeting every month to allow residents to raise
their crime-related concerns.
CPTs generally work between the hours of 8am and 10pm on Sunday to
Thursday and 8am to 2am on Friday and Saturday.
They also operate outside of these times when a pressing
operational need arises.
The CPTs work alongside colleagues from other locally focused teams
including officers dealing with emergency calls, detectives,
domestic abuse investigators and forensics.
They are also able to call on additional officers for operations to
target criminal activity in their areas.
Details on how to contact the CPT covering your area can be found
on the associated District Command page:
Braintree and Uttlesford
Castle Point and Rochford
Chelmsford and Maldon
Epping and Brentwood