"The new teams will be there to protect people from harm, speak
with communities about their concerns, gather information and help
find answers to local problems.
They will work closely with the Community Safety Partnership
team in Basildon and voluntary sector to tackle crime and
Anti-Social Behaviour on the ground.
It is the public that reports crimes, provides the police with
intelligence and stands witness in court; without this support –
and the willingness of the public to provide it of their own free
will – the police would be severely hampered in their fight