Welcome to the Rochford District. The District Commander
for Rochford is Chief Inspector Ian Cummings and you
can read an update from him below. You can read about what is
happening in your neighbourhood by selecting the relevant area from
the 'Neighbourhoods in Rochford' map on the left
map. 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 work.
Neighbourhoods in Rochford
Local community meetings
District Commander update
I joined Essex Police in December 1986 and was first posted to
Above: Chief Insp Ian Cummings
I then served at Grays on Response teams for a number of years
and as a neighbourhood beat officer, before being promoted to
Sergeant at Southend. Whilst at Southend, I was seconded to the
Metropolitan Police, stationed at Forest Gate.
Upon my return to Essex, I continued to serve at Leigh on Sea,
then transferred to Chelmsford, where I performed a number of
operational roles and was asked to establish the Melbourne
Neighbourhood Policing Team.
On promotion to Inspector I served on response teams, then
became the Chelmsford town section Inspector. Following this, I was
promoted to Chief Inspector as the District Commander for
Chelmsford. I was then posted to the Strategic Change
Management Unit at Essex Police Headquarters.
I have a real passion for neighbourhood policing and I am a
strong believer in working closely with partners to find solutions.
Early intervention is key to keep crime and anti-social behaviour
at a minimum. My first priority is crime reduction and ensuring the
public feel well-served.
There has been some fantastic work in the Castle Point and
Rochford districts and I am extremely keen to develop this further
in the new single district. Over the next few months, I will be
having a thorough handover from the current District Commanders and
will be meeting with partners. I look forward to working with you