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Marine Watch

Marine Watch logoMarine Watch is the marine equivalent of Neighbourhood Watch, offering support and reassurance to marine communities and gaining information to help reduce crime.Marine Watch logo


Marine Watch aims to:
  • Increase the prevention and detection of marine related crime
  • Develop awareness of the work of the marine unit to improve relationships within marine communities in Essex
  • Increase the awareness of Marine Watch and work towards forming a long standing network of representatives and Marine Watch areas 
PCSOs also conduct regular shore patrols and set up specific operations to target crime trends.

Marking days and other security related initiatives can be organised with local volunteer co-ordinators to ensure boats and equipment are marked to help trace their rightful owners should they be stolen.

Marine Watch packages 

Marine Watch packages are available for members of the public who wish to join the scheme.

These include crime prevention advice, information on local byelaws and useful contact numbers.


The Essex Police Marine Watch runs a registration system. If you fill in the registration form your boat/equipment details will be held on a database.

The database helps us identify stolen and abandoned items and those recovered at house searches. It can also be cross referenced when stop checks are carried out.

You can register online using the form below or download a PDF version of the form and return it by post.


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