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Welcome to the Tiptree Policing Team pages. We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit and will work with the community and our partners to tackle local problems. Tiptree is part of the Colchester district and covers areas including Tiptree Heath.

Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team and details of how to contact them.

PC Darin Patrick (Collar number 71587)

I have been working for Essex Police since 2007 as a Police officer; I have worked in various areas in the county and have dealt with many different and varying situations. I enjoy engaging with the community and providing a reassuring presence. I aim to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

Contact details

Telephone: 101 ext 432140
Mobile: 07966 197404

PCSO Richard Hauley (Collar number 6761)

My name is Richard Hauley I have been with Essex Police now for nearly eight years. The first two years I spent as a detention officer in Colchester, and for nearly six years as the first PCSO in Tiptree, and I have loved every moment.

Contact details

Telephone: 101 ext 432100
Mobile: 07966 197404

John Howard

PCSO John Howard (Collar number 71266)

I have been a Tiptree and rurals officer for around 6 years. I am based at Tiptree station but drive out to the villages as much as possible. I hold the Neighbourhood beat surgeries in the villages where you can come and have a chat about any concerns you may have. Please contact me if you have any enquiries or would like me to visit you when I am on patrol.

Contact details

Telephone: 101 ext 432140
Mobile: 07966 197404

Your local police station is listed below along with its opening hours and accessibility features. If your local police station is not open 24-hours, you can find details of your nearest 24-hour police station on the right of this page.

Contact details:

Colchester Police Station
10 Southway

Tel: 101

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Opening Hours
mon08:00 - 00:00
tue08:00 - 00:00
wed08:00 - 00:00
thu08:00 - 00:00
fri08:00 - 00:00
sat08:00 - 00:00
sun08:00 - 00:00
Accessibility features
  • Ramp
  • Toilet
  • Induction loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
  • Disabled toilet
  • Confidential Room
  • Customer Care Pack
  • Visitor parking facilities

Mobile: 07966 197404

Below you can read about the issues you have made a policing priority in your neighbourhood. We aim to act on the issues that matter the most to you.

Local Priority


There were no new priorities identified at the last neighbourhood meeting for this area

Raised on 02/03/2014

Local Priority


Vehicle Anti-social behaviour

Raised on 24/03/2014


Occasional reports of problems but tends to be a small amount of locals hanging around in the centre car park. No significant racing or associated risk and most problems tend to come down to noise/disturbances Those who are willing to drive in a reckless and dangerous manner, including racing on public roads, drifting, donuts and wheel spinning etc on public roads/spaces. These will be dealt with robustly and targeted at every opportunity which in addition to roadside action and enforcement will also include warning letters to the R/Os.

Updated on 24/03/2014

Local Priority


Anti-social behaviour

Raised on 24/03/2014


The area has been subject to increased patrols to reduce anti-social behaviour. Robust action has been taken against offenders, with a number of youths being arrested. The police are working closely with the local community to build the relationship between the police and local teenagers. A considerable amount of work is been undertaken in partnership with other agencies to develop activities for local teenagers, thereby diverting them away from anti-social behaviour. Although reported anti-social behaviour has reduced, the policing of the area is continuing, with further initiatives being introduced.

Updated on 24/03/2014

Listed below are a number of events we invite you to come along to. They’re an opportunity for you to meet the team and discuss any issues or concerns you have.

Crime statistics for your neighbourhood are available below along with resolutions to broader crime issues.

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Due to being a rural location we are more succeptable to Catalytic Convertor, metal, heating oil thefts and thefts from vehicles such as sat navs and index plates. Please make sure that your vehicles are parked in a well lit area where possible and with the rear of the vehicle backed against garages etc so as to hinder the extraction as much as possible. There are locking devices that can be purchased but this will not guarentee they are not taken or damage is caused. Please contact me if you wish for further advice.

I would also like to remind people that if they see a person or vehicle acting suspiciously to take as much detail as possible such as index plates, colour, description of people and direction of travel and call police immediately, we would rather come out to a false alarm than not be called at all.

There have been several burglaries in Tiptree over the past few months, both are repeat victims and vulnerable elserly adults, anyone with any information should contact Essex Police on any of the contact numbers given or to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

Members of the public are urged to keep a look out when driving around Tiptree and surrounding villages for tipper and flat bed vehicles carrying waste. They do not have to be seen committing Flytipping but merely carrying the waste. We are asking for the public to record the registration, time and place seen and what the vehicle was carrying. Checks will then be completed by the council who will investigate if a waste carriers licence is held and where the rubbish was disposed of. Those found carrying waste illegally can be fined £300.
Flytipping or information regarding vehicles can be reported to the council on 01206 - 282700, the contact to pass the information to Street Services Colchester.

ZONE STREET WARDENS (Colchester Borough Council)
CBC operate a team of Community Wardens which comprises of a supervisor Marc Salmon and two wardens Zoe Frost and Gary Cole. They have been accredited by by Essex police and are able to issue fixed panalty tickets for cycling on footpaths, dog fouling and littering. They are also empowered to remove alcohol and cigarettes from young people.
As well as dealing with littering and flytipping issues they work to develop links with the community by way of attending meetings and groups as well as making call ons to vulnerable adults.
The Wardens work very closely with the Police in Tiptree to bring you the best all round service possible between us.
If you wish to speak to any of the wardens for advice or help they can be contacted on the numbers below.
Marc Salmon - 07795121607 (manager)
Zoe Frost - 07817297215
Gary Cole - 07507647373

You can take action in a number of ways to help make your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.

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