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District Commander update

Chief Insp Lee Davies
Above: Chief Insp Richard Phillibrown

Working in Colchester for the first time in my career, I am proud to be the third generation of my family to have served in the district.

I started policing in Chelmsford in the early nineties and have served the public in many areas of the county in response and neighbourhood roles. I've also held a variety of portfolios as professional lead including roads policing, dogs, marine, air support, mounted, specialist search and CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear).

I now join Colchester District, a dedicated team of professional officers delivering services to local people. I intend to continue, support and develop existing partnerships working closely with public and private sector organisations, voluntary groups and the local people of north Essex.

The overarching aims of policing continue to be founded on the timeless nine principles accredited to Sir Robert Peel in the 19th century and I will endeavour to pursue all available means to keep people safe and prevent crime and disorder.

In order to achieve these aims I will seek innovative ways of delivering public service and consider all views, opinions and ideas brought to me, making use of all available assets to create a safe community for local people.

I firmly believe that working together with every community, group and section of society we can make a difference to prevent crime and keep people safe. Colchester District is already a place people choose to live and has an integrated, diverse and vibrant community.

Policing needs the help of the people. As Robert Peel stated: “The police are the people and the people are the police”. I would urge your support in developing your own Neighbourhood Watch networks, giving up your time by joining the Special Constabulary and, most of all, telling the police about anything you think is suspicious. All of these things will help us keep your neighbourhood safe.



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