Your local police station is listed below along with its opening
hours and accessibility features.
Rayleigh Police Station
119 High Street
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- 1 car parking space for disabled visitors
- Induction loop
- Confidential room
- Automatic Door Opening (via push button)
- Customer Care Pack
**REPORTS OF CRIME**
If you believe you have been a victim of crime, please call police
on 101 and ask for the crime bureau. Details will be recorded and
you will receive an investigation reference number. This can be
forwarded to insurance companies if you are making a claim. If
relevant an officer will be allocated, but in some cases you will
be informed the case will be closed unless further evidence comes
to light. If you prefer you can still report crime directly at your
local police station. Please check our website for opening times
**ECM smart phone APP**
PLEASE NOTE we have been advised by the software engineers that the
smart phone APP is working again.
**LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETING (LCM)**
If you would like to discuss crime or any other issue, please
attend one of the LCMs. Dates and times are shown on the events
THIS IS NOT A POLICE MEETING and in most cases the chairperson will
be a member of the community. The meeting is for anyone that lives
in, works in or visits the District of Rochford. If you cannot make
a meeting close to you, you are still welcome at any of the
meetings to discuss any issues bothering you; whether it be crime
or anti-social behaviour, or otherwise.
If you don’t want to attend, please just email details to a member
of the team or call us on 101 ext: 490535 and concerns will be
discussed on your behalf. If you require feedback let us
Please check the events tab for more details and dates.
PLEASE NOTE: on occasions, an officer may not be available to
attend the meeting due to urgent operational commitments.
**ESSEX COMMUNITY MESSAGING**
Please sign up to www.essexcommunitymessaging.org for accurate
email notifications of acquisitive crime in your area, sent
directly from Essex Police and partners. The service allows you to
select multiple postcode locations for example if you wanted to
keep a check on the area of where a relative lives that is maybe
not on the internet. Sign up is very quick and your details are not
Fiestas remain the favourite vehicle choice of thieves. Not only to
be stolen, but also to have parts stolen from and items from
within. Alloy wheels should be secured using decent locking wheel
nuts and also consider a 'tilt' activated alarm. In addition to
wheels, spoilers and body kits are also being stolen. Our crime
reduction officer has spoken to Ford and there are no plans to
modify how these parts are secured, so owners need to consider
other methods of security.
Wherever possible; vehicles should be parked with the front end
close to another vehicle, wall or garage door to make bumper
**NIGHT TIME ECONOMY**
Rayleigh has a good night life and following the closure of venues
in other towns, Rayleigh is getting busier. To address this
officers are patrolling on foot on Friday and Saturday nights into
the early hours of the following morning. We have already seen a
reduction in incidents being reported.
Details of most burglaries in the District are circulated via ECM
and social media. Permission to circulate is sometimes refused by
The internet is full of useful crime reduction advice or you can
contact our Crime Reduction Officer Emma Clark on 101 ext. 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 popular.
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.
Smashing the glass on rear doors still seems to be the favoured
method of entry but forcing front doors has also emerged as a
The best way to protect your home is with an alarm system. 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; car number plates and wheels,
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!!!
Essex Police is facing an unprecedented level of demand for its
service and there is a need for us to concentrate our resources on
meeting this demand, especially in areas that present the greatest
threat or risk of harm to the public and the more vulnerable
members of our community. We are continually working to provide a
high quality service and to ensure consistency we have decided to
withdraw the use of Neighbourhood Policing mobile phones. In order
to ensure that you receive the most appropriate response to your
call we ask that you use the 101 number for non-emergency calls and
dial 999 in the case of emergencies. The Neighbourhood Policing
Team mobile phone messages will now redirect callers to 101.
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.
**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