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
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.
**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.
During April 2015, there were 4x burglaries reported in Rayleigh /
Rawreth area. These were as follows: (1) Bull Lane, Rayleigh –
Conservatory window & door smashed. Suspects disturbed but
bunch of keys stolen. (2) Brooklyn Drive, Rayleigh – rear patio
door smashed and cash stolen. (3) Kenilworth Gardens, Rayleigh –
rear window forced and car key stolen. (4) Salisbury Close,
Rayleigh – unknown means of entry before car key and car
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
Smashing the glass on rear doors still seems to be the favoured
method of entry.
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.
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!!!
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