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Welcome to the Shoebury 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. Shoebury is part of the Southend district and covers areas including West Shoebury and Cambridge Town.

Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team and details of how to contact them.

Police Sergeant Tracey Butt (Collar number 1584)

I am the Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for Shoebury and Southchurch. I have been policing the Southend district for over 20 years. I have returned to Shoebury, having worked here 8 years ago. I am very committed to the Policing and safety of the area; to this end, I will do all I can to make sure the communities of Shoebury and Southchurch are Policed to the best of my ability. Contact details Email:

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Police Constable Sharon Blaxland (Collar number 3213)

I joined Essex Police in 1989 and have served my career in the Southend district. I have been stationed at Shoebury Police Station, doing various roles since 1997. For the past two years I have been a Neighbourhood Constable, dealing with problems/issues within the community. I aim to reduce crime and anti social behaviour within the area, to continue to make Shoebury a safe place to live.

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PCSO Vanessa Toohey (Collar number 7630)

Hello my name is Vanessa. I work for the Neighbourhood Police Team in Shoebury. I have worked here for ten years and enjoy my role as a Pcso very much. Some of you may have seen me patrolling or riding my bike in Shoebury. If you have any problems concerning your Community which you feel I may be able to help with. Just stop me or call our Npt line which is listed. I am here to help. Lets make Shoebury a nice place to live and work

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PCSO Jacqueline Hill (Collar number 8100)

I joined Essex Police in March 2004 as a Service Desk Assistant, serving the public in the Front Office at Rayleigh Police Station and providing administrative support to Police Officers. In February 2007, I went on to become a Police Community Support Officer and was based at Benfleet Police Station initially covering the Thundersley area and then the Hadleigh area. In March of 2012, I was transferred to Shoebury Police Station and joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team which covers Shoebury, Thorpe Bay and Southchurch. I very much look forward to meeting and assisting all members of the community and, alongside my colleagues, am committed in serving the public and keeping these areas as safe and happy places to live, work and visit.

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Telephone: Telephone: 101 ext 472141

PCSO Tristan Adams (Collar number 71064)

I joined Essex Police July 2006 and for many years I was based in Southend. I have moved to Shoeburyness and I am really looking forward to the challenges the area will bring to me. During my time working for the police service I have learnt many things and undertaken a variety of work. I really enjoy my job and I am happy to help. The best part of working for Essex Police is meeting different people and interacting with people on a day to day basis. If you ever see me walking the beat please come and say hello. My aim is to help make Essex a safer place.

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Your local police station is listed below along with its opening hours and accessibility features.

Contact details:

Westcliff Police Station
Claremont Road

Tel: 101

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Opening Hours
mon08:00 - 00:00
tue08:00 - 00:00
wed08:00 - 00:00
thu08:00 - 00:00
fri08:00 - 00:00
sat08:00 - 00:00
sun08:00 - 00:00
Accessibility features
  • Ramp (on request using yellow phone)
  • Induction loop
  • Confidential Room

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.

Local Priority



Raised on 22/07/2015


ASB regarding nuisance youths in and around the Saxon Gardens Estate and Seaview Road/West Road Estate

Updated on 24/09/2015

Local Priority


Dwelling burglary

Raised on 23/09/2015


Operation "Insight" patrols and seasonal reduction campaign.

Updated on 24/09/2015

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:25th November 2015 19:30 - 21:00
Where:Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church,
Thorpedene Gardens,
Extra Info:Opportunity for members of the public to discuss communtiy issues with their local Police Sergeant or Inspector and other agencies. The result of this consultation will dictate the Neighbourhood Policing priorities for the following 2 months.

Local Community Meeting

Date:27th January 2016 19:30 - 21:00
Where:Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church,
Thorpedene Gardens,
Extra Info:Opportunity for members of the public to discuss communtiy issues with their local Police Sergeant or Inspector and other agencies. The result of this consultation will dictate the Neighbourhood Policing priorities for the following 2 months.

Crime statistics for your neighbourhood are available below along with resolutions to broader crime issues.

View crime statistics for this neighbourhood


Local Community Meeting Report
Shoebury and West Shoebury - September 2015

On Wednesday 23rd September 2015, Insp Bill Potter and Pc Sharon Blaxland were joined by IYSS (Intergrated Youth Services Southend) and Crime Prevention to give our reports and take questions from members of the public and local councillors at the LCM meeting held at Shoebury and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church.

Generally the issues that were discussed related to nuisance youths and burglary.

Pc 3213 Blaxland gave the crime statistics for both wards of Shoebury, and the 'good news' stories, regarding the Special Constables who had been partaking in the traffic calming measures.

Insp Potter gave the crime statistics for the South LPA.

The evening was also spent discussing and reassuring the residents in relation to recent media coverage regarding Government cuts to Essex Police.

This meeting is the only formal public consultation that we have and I urge you to recommend Local Community Meeting’s (LCM’s) to people who make regular comment on what they think the Police should be doing. This is the forum to tell us what you think and record it.

Issues of note
- Nuisance youths in Shoeburyness

The LCM priority is the reduction of Burglary and ASB.

Crime Prevention Tips
When out shopping lock the doors and windows of your car, sounds obvious but most vehicle crime occurs to insecure cars.
Don’t leave anything on display in an unattended vehicle. Even a jacket can appear as an appealing target to a thief.
Never store your car’s documents in the vehicle.

Also tuck in your car’s wing mirrors and put the aerial down to discourage vandals.
Recently we have been targeted by car thieves who will steal the property contained within your car or the car itself.

In order to reduce the incidence of what we refer to as car crime, please consider the following when parking and leaving your car unattended.

1) When parking at home, always use your garage (assuming you have one) lock the garage and car doors and close the windows. If you don’t have a garage, try to park in a well lit open place that’s overlooked by other homes. More chance that someone might hear or see something and tell the Police about it. Criminals don’t like to get caught.

2) Keep your car keys in a safe place, even whilst at home, so that anyone breaking into your home won’t be able to steal your car too.

3) When using public car parks, try to use one where possible that is monitored by an attendant or close circuit television (cctv).

4) Remove the stereo if you can.

5) Don't keep valuables or important documents in the glove box. Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside to steal.

6) Have the windows etched with the car's registration number.

7) Get an alarm fitted to your vehicle. If a thief knows your car is alarmed they are more likely to look for a softer target.

8) Activate your car alarm and immobiliser if you have them or use a steering lock.

9) Lock your car doors and shut your windows and sun roof.

10) Don't leave anything valuable in your car, especially Sat Nav systems, mobile phones, laptops, cash or loose change.

That is our 10 point plan which if followed may reduce the likelihood that you, or a member of your family is subjected to car crime.

Police are working closely with other agencies and local schools in an attempt to identify persons responsible.
Please contact police as soon as possible, if you see any offences being committed or have any information in relation to this to increase the chances of detecting these offences.

Community Speed Watch

Community speed watch is a partnership between the local community, local authority and Essex Police. They are a team of volunteers trained to use a speed detecting device to gather data on motorists that are speeding, in an attempt to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and anti-social behaviour on our roads. Where appropriate the driver/registered keeper of offending vehicles will be sent a letter regarding their driving manner. Persistent offending may well be further targeted by police.

Should anyone wish to become a volunteer for the Community Speed Watch, and can spare one or two hours a month, please contact your local Policing Team on 07710 086590 and ask for PCSO 7630 Vanessa Toohey.

Neighbourhood Priorities will be reviewed at the next Shoebury Community Meeting which will take place on Wednesday 223rd September 2015 at Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church, Caulfield Road commencing at 7.30pm. All local residents are welcome to attend future meetings.
Come along, make your contribution to Policing priorities in your community, have your say!

To avoid becoming a victim of burglary, always lock external doors and windows when the property is left empty, even if just for a short time. Use window locks (a burglar is less likely to smash a window to gain entry). Don’t leave spare keys outside or in a garage or shed. Lock all sheds as tools from a shed could be used to gain entry to your house. Use timers or leave lights and radios on, as this will create the impression that someone is in.

If you have any information you wish to pass to your Neighbourhood Policing Team please contact us on 07710 086590 or please call 101 and asked to be connected to Shoeburyness Police Station.

In situations requiring urgent police attendance call 999.

All non-emergency situations the national number is 101.

You can take action in a number of ways to help make your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.

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