Welcome to the Clacton Central 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. Clacton Central is part of the
Tendring district and covers areas including Alton Park, Pier, St
James and Great Clacton.
Below you’ll find the members of your Neighbourhood Policing
Team and details of how to contact them.
PC Nicola Southgate (Collar number 70310)
I have worked for Essex Police since 2005. In 2010 I joined the
Neighbourhood Policing Team as a Neighbourhood Constable for the
East. In 2011 I was selected to stay where I was to carry on
Policing the East. In 2014 I took over the role of Neighbourhood
Constable for Clacton Central as well as covering the East. I enjoy
working within the community and hope that my work can make a
difference to peoples lives. I also enjoy the new challenges in
which the role brings.
Telephone: 101 ext: 440216
PCSO Pat Smith (Collar number 6320)
My name is Pat Smith and I have been with Essex Police since
1994. I started my career at Harwich Police Station working behind
the scenes, manning the radios and the front counter. I moved to
Clacton Police Station in 2000 carrying out a similar role and in
2006 I decided that as I enjoyed working with the community I
applied to become a Police community Support Officer and I haven't
looked back. I have dealt with many situations and always strive to
give good customer service, I work mainly in Clacton Town Centre on
the neighbourhood Policing team. I work with a very experienced
team who are professional at all times and I am proud to work
alongside them assisting to make the town safer. My roles are to
provide a visible presence and assist the community where ever I am
needed. I am friendly, so if you see me out and about please stop
me for a chat, I am always happy to assist with any policing
concerns you may have and hopefully make a difference in the
community that I serve.
Telephone: 101 ext 440128
PCSO Dan Foley (Collar number 8627)
I joined Essex Police as a PCSO in February 2005. I have
previously worked in Brightlingsea and St Osyth. I am now working
in Clacton Town Centre and enjoy the variations in day to day
policing that this presents.
Telephone: 101 ext 440146
PCSO Lisa Berrett (Collar number 73774)
I have been working for Essex Police since 2009 in the role of a
Community Support Officer, I have worked in various areas in the
county and have dealt with many different and varying situations
from all different members of the community. I am now covering the
Town area of Clacton and would welcome you to contact me should you
have any concerns or issues that you feel I may be able to help you
Telephone: 101 ext: 440130
PCSO Louise Lilley (Collar number 74128)
I have been a PCSO in Clacton since 2009. I transfered from the
East Clacton Team to the Town Centre in July 2012. I really enjoy
the challenges that a busy Town Centre can bring.
Telephone: 101 ext: 440130
PCSO Dan Brown (Collar number 74785)
I have been a serving PCSO in Clacton since June 2010, I decided
to join Essex Police as I needed a challenge and believed this was
the perfect opportunity to do so. My aim is to engage with the
community and help with any issue's they may have. If you do see me
on patrol please stop me and have a chat.
Telephone: 101 EXT 440130
Below you can read about the issues that you have made a
priority in your neighbourhood. We aim to act on the issues that
matter the most to you.
Drug Dealing and Anti-social Behaviour in Beach Road,
Raised on 07/01/2014
Numerous reports had been received by both the police and the
Community Safety Partnership regarding drugs being both used and
supplied by the occupants of an address in Beach Road, Clacton.
They were the cause of an increase of anti-social behaviour with
their activities. Police actioned searched warrants under the
Misuse of Drugs Act and made arrests. On Tuesday 15th July an order
was successfully obtained from the courts for a premises closure to
take place as the evidence obtained showed that the occupants were
involved with drugs and anti-social behaviour. This means that the
occupants now cannot return to the premises for three months.
Feedback has already been received in relation to the improvement
in quality of life to the residents in the local area. We continue
to strive to reduce the supply of drugs within the local area and
welcome any information from the public.
Updated on 17/07/2014
Anti Social Behaviour
Raised on 04/02/2014
A Dispersal Order is in place covering the Town Centre. This
allows officers to disperse persons from the area for up to 24
hours. If a person returns within this given time period, then they
can be arrested for Breaching the Order. This helps officers deal
with incidents of ASB by getting in early and nipping potential
problems in the bud. There is also a Designated Public Places Order
covering the Town Centre and Seafront. This Order is in place so
officers are able to seize alcohol from a person within the
designated area. We also carry out joint patrols with Police
Accredited Wardens from Tendring District Council in relation to
dealing with ASB.
Updated on 07/06/2014
Alcoholics within the town Centre drinking and causing a general
Raised on 29/07/2014
To stop people from drinking within the town centre which
Updated on 29/07/2014
Theft of and from motor vehicles and vehicle damages
Raised on 29/09/2014
Will raise patrols in the area and make residents aware along
with crime prevention advice.
Updated on 29/09/2014
Local Community Meeting action - Look at the increase in
burglaries and vandalism.
Raised on 02/10/2014
Local Community Meeting Action - Alcohol related crime/ASB in
the Pier Ward.
Raised on 02/10/2014
Local Community Meeting action - Littering around the area of
Raised on 02/10/2014
Referral being made to TDC Environmental Health.
Updated on 02/10/2014
Raised on 01/02/2015
Our local Town Centre PCSO's provide hi-visibility and
reassurance patrols to the general public and local businesses.
TENBAC (Tendring Business Against Crime) is a scheme that is in
place to assist in reducing the number of thefts. Staff members
from most local stores have instant access to Police/PCSO's via a
radio system. It has proved to be a success on numerous occasions
with suspects being arrested immediately.
Updated on 19/02/2015
Local Anti-Social Issues in the town Centre area including
street Begging and Drinking. These issues are very visible in the
town and generate some complaints to us. We must be mindful that in
some respects this behaviour is a reflection of a persons
Raised on 11/05/2015
Working with other partner agencies and exploring all powers
available to us we hope to ensure we support those responsible and
deal effectively with the situation with a view to a longer term
Updated on 11/05/2015
Rise in Burglary Dwellings
Raised on 01/06/2015
High visibility patrols are being carried out to try and prevent
Burglaries taking place.
Updated on 07/06/2015
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.
Clacton Town Centre shops have been affected by recent spate of
Commercial Burglaries. We would strongly urge EVERYONE to review
their own security measures and not wait until they are a victim of
crime before changing something. Please ensure you place cash
tills, charity boxes and valuable items out of sight..
Make it more difficult for someone to get easy access to your
premises. If you would like any further security advice then please
contact the team.
There has been a rise in Burglary Dwellings so I would recommend
reviewing your home security. Don't leave any windows open when the
property's unoccupied, no matter how small the window is. If you
need crime prevention advice contact the Crime Prevention Officer
101 on Ext:- 440387
There are people going around taken peoples property whilst
distracting them, be mindful of this.
You can take action in a number of ways to help make your
neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit.