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Rochford District

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

Rayleigh Hullbridge Ashingdon and Canewdon Wakering Hockley Rochford Rochford district map

Rochford and Castle Point

District Commander update

I joined Essex Police in December 1986 and was first posted to Tilbury.


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 all.

Upcoming meetings


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