Welcome to the Basildon District. The District Commander
for Basildon is Chief Inspector Josie Hayes and
you can read an update from her below. You can read about what
is happening in your neighbourhood by selecting the relevant area
from the 'Neighbourhoods in Basildon' map on the left.
Essex Police has introduced Local Community Meetings and
Street Meets across the county. Your neighbourhood
events pages have been updated with the dates of your next meeting.
Please come along and help us make Essex a safer place to live and
Neighbourhoods in Basildon
Local community meetings
District Commander update
I am Chief Inspector Josie Hayes and I am delighted to be the
District Commander for Basildon.
I joined Essex Police in 2002 and have undertaken a number of
roles since then. I have previously worked in the Basildon
district but more recently have taken up roles within the Serious
Crime Directorate. I have worked on response teams,
neighborhood policing teams, operational planning, staff officer to
the Assistant Chief Constable, Intelligence Manager and covert
I am passionate about Neighborhood Policing and am delighted to
return to Basildon which was my first posting as a probationer
constable. I return to lead a highly motivated team of
officers and support staff, all of whom are committed to delivering
a prompt and professional service to victims of crime and the wider
community. Basildon is a vibrant part of South Essex and
continues to offer a variety of opportunity and challenges.
I am committed to building upon the strong foundations that have
already been forged with communities and partner agencies to ensure
that I can maximise the service given to you.
I intend to focus on reducing crimes that seriously affect
people’s lives such as burglary. Burglary of a persons’ home is a
despicable crime and one that far too often affects people within
Basildon. I would appeal to you to join my team and I
as we continue to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour within
your area. Please report suspicious behaviour, tell us about those
who effect your quality of life and impart information that will
assist us in bringing criminals to justice. You can do this by
contacting the local officers for your area, stopping and speaking
with one of the team out on patrol or by contacting Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.
If you would prefer to contact me in writing then please write
Basildon Police Station
out more about the Basildon District Community Safety
Partnership and their strategy