Welcome to the Rayleigh Neighbourhood 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. Rayleigh is part of the Rochford district
and covers areas including Wheatley, Grange, Whitehouse, Lodge and
Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing
Team and details of how to contact them.
PC Steve JOYNES (Collar number 1325)
I am the Neighbourhood Police officer for the Rayleigh, Rawreth
and Hullbridge areas within Rochford District. I have over 25 years
experience having spent the majority of that time in the District.
I am an avid Manchester United supporter. I still enjoy running
about the pitch myself on a Sunday morning in the Vets league but
am certainly no Eric Cantona. Please contact me to discuss your
crime, anti social behaviour and general policing concerns or
thoughts regarding the Neighbourhood.
Telephone: 101 ext 490126
PCSO Kelly BOWEN (Collar number 71326)
I have worked for Essex Police in the Rochford District for over
four years. Some of that time has been in Hullbridge and Hockley. I
am always happy to help and offer advice. I am determined to keep
Rayleigh a safe and pleasant place to live and work.
Telephone: 101 ext 490126
PCSO Zoe NUTH (Collar number 6637)
I have worked for Essex Police since October 2001 working on the
Service Desk within Rayleigh & Rochford Police Stations and for
the past 6 years as a PCSO working mainly in the Rayleigh area on
the Neighbourhood Policing Team. I am always happy to help and
offer advice. I am determined to keep the Rochford district a safe
and pleasant place to live and work.
Telephone: 101 ext 490126
PCSO Laura MERRELL (Collar number 8505)
*Currently on Maternity leave* I have worked for Essex Police as
PCSO for over 5 years. Most of that time has been in the Rochford
District. I am currently looking after Rayleigh and happy to chat
if you need help or advice.
Telephone: 101 ext 490126
Your local police station is listed below along with its opening
hours and accessibility features.
Rayleigh Police Station
119 High Street
View station on map
- 1 car parking space for disabled visitors
- Induction loop
- Confidential room
- Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
- Customer Care Pack
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.
Burglary in Rayleigh & Rawreth
Raised on 17/10/2013
[UPDATE 10/01/2015] During the whole of 2014 there were 93x
reports of burglary and 26x attempted burglary compared to 85x
reports of burglary and 22x attempted burglary in 2013. A slight
increase in both areas but it must be taken into account the
increase in properties from new developments. Breaking glass in
rear doors and windows remains the most common means of entry with
jewellery and Apple products most stolen items. In the majority of
these cases and alarm was not installed or not switched on. The
majority of crimes are committed during the daytime. [UPDATE
03/12/2014] Since 1st April 2014 there has been 50x burglaries and
16 attempted burglaries in the Rayleigh & Rawreth area.
Jewellery is still the most stolen item. The method of gaining
entry varies but in the majority of recent crimes, entry has been
by smashing the glass in a rear door or patio etc. There is no
supporting evidence that more crimes are being committed at night
since the street lights have been turned off. [UPDATE 04/06/2014]
Since 1st April 2014 there has been 20x burglaries and 7 attempted
burglaries in the Rayleigh & Rawreth area.
Updated on 10/01/2015
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.
Local Community Meeting
|Date:||24th February 2015 19:00 - 20:00
|Where:||To be confirmed
|Extra Info:||A member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be at the location to discuss any concerns or issues you may have. This event is for anyone within the Rayleigh, Rawreth and Hullbridge area.
Periodically officers may get called away at short notice if an urgent operational need arises. In these cases, please contact us to arrange a convenient appointment.
PLEASE NOTE: All urgent incidents should be reported to 999 in an emergency or to 101 non emergency.
In the last 30 days, there have been 79 crimes reported in Rayleigh
& Rawreth. These include; 9x Burglary, 11x damages, 5x theft
from a motor vehicle and 5x theft of a motor vehicle.
The internet is full of useful crime reduction advice or you can
contact our Crime Reduction Officer Emma Clark on 101 extension
490533. We strongly urge you to improve your security in any way
you can. Perhaps even create a neighbourhood watch scheme?
BUY A SAFE for your jewellery!!! Jewellery is still the most sought
after item although ‘Apple’ products and laptops are also
Smashing the glass on rear doors seems to be the favoured method of
entry at the moment.
The best way to protect yourself is with an alarm system. Jewellery
should be kept in a safe which does not necessarily have to cost as
much as you think. In some cases valuable or sentimental items are
stolen which would more than justify the relatively inexpensive
purchase of a safe.
Adding an alarm really is worthwhile as it will deter a burglar
from hanging around long enough to take lots of items or search
your home. Other deterrents include: Dogs, PIR or low level
lighting and gravel drives. UPVC doors especially those with an
external handle should be secured by a key.
It is very difficult to prevent damage as they can be committed so
quickly. The offences occur sporadically and all over the
neighbourhood. Often these are committed without any warning or
**THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE**
Secure your vehicle and remove all valuable property.
Popular items to be stolen include; designer sunglasses, SatNavs,
money, wallets, keys and laptops! There isn't really a limit though
as thieves will steal anything on offer. !!!WARNING - SATNAVs ARE
NOT SAFE IN YOUR GLOVEBOX!!!
Police do not have any powers in relation to dealing with noise.
Your Environmental Protection offices at Rochford District Council
are charged with investigating matters of noise. In most
circumstances the problem can easily be resolved by politely
telling the person about it, if they do not know it is a problem
they cannot deal with it. If after a reasonable amount of time
nothing has been done to solve the problem, you can register your
complaint. You can do this by completing the on-line form ‘make a
complaint about a noise’ www.rochford.gov.uk or if you require any
further advice you may contact them by phone on 01702 318111 and
ask for the Environmental Protection Unit, or e-mail
In some cases the noise may be a police matter under ‘anti-social
behaviour’ for example a party being held on a regular basis when
parents are away. Regular meetings are held between the police and
District Council community safety department. If you are in any
doubt or for more advice, please contact us.
**STREET MEET & LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETING**
If you would like to discuss crime or any other issue, please
attend one of the Street Meet events or Local Community Meetings.
Dates and times are shown on the events tab.
The Meetings are for anyone that lives in, works in or visits
Rayleigh or Rawreth. We would encourage you to attend to discuss
any issues bothering you. If you cannot attend or don’t want to,
please just email details or call the team 101 ext: 490535. Please
check the events tab for more details and dates.
PLEASE NOTE: on rare occasions, an officer may not be available to
attend the meeting due to urgent operational commitments. However
minutes are taken and passed on to the policing team.
**COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH**
The CSW scheme has been running for just over a year in Rayleigh
& Rawreth. There are currently 9 recognised sites the
volunteers can use. CSW is a partnership between the local
community, local authority and Essex Police. Volunteers are trained
to use speed detecting devices for the purpose of gathering data on
motorists who are speeding. Volunteers are playing an integral part
in improving the quality of life by reducing anti-social behaviour
on the roads but also raising the awareness of the dangers of
If you would like to take part as a volunteer or to find out more
details; please contact Cllr Ian Ward at Rayleigh Town Council on
Do you have a working smoke alarm?? Have you ever discussed an
emergency escape plan with your family - should a fire happen?? For
further advice call Southend Fire station on 01702 614433.
To find out more information on whether your street is covered by
Neighbourhood Watch, or how to start your own; please contact the
NHW team at Rayleigh on 01268 770519. NHWRayleigh@gmail.com
NHW are now on FACEBOOK. Search for 'Rochford District
Neighbourhood Watch' group.
Crimestoppers are an independent charity organisation and calls to
them are anonymous. You can report information on; crimes, who is
committing them, drug users & dealers, amongst other matters to
0800 555 111, www.crimestoppers-uk.org
You can take action in a number of ways to help make your
neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.