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Copyright & Privacy

Essex Police's crest and the logos and images contained on this site are the copyright of Essex Police, Police Headquarters, PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DA.

These copyright images may only be used for official purposes authorised by Essex Police. Enquiries should be addressed to the Marketing department.

Any person is authorised to copy and print material contained within this site for informational purposes only.

Privacy Statement

Essex Police is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to this web site.

Personal details

All information provided to Essex Police via our website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless required to do so by law.

Where the provision of personal data is required to enable us to provide a specific service to the user the details will only be used for the stated purpose.

All communications with Essex Police may be monitored for the purposes of public safety, the prevention and detection of crime and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

Non-personal usage statistics

Essex Police collects non-personalised statistics generated by an automated monitoring program and reserves the right to analyse this information to improve the site.

This information includes the number of pages viewed, the length of time viewed and errors encountered. No details are gathered which would reveal personal details either directly or via a third party.


This website contains many hyperlinks to other sites that are not owned or operated by Essex Police.

The purpose of these links is to offer further information about a topic or organisation which we cannot include in our own site.

Links made to other websites are regularly reviewed for suitability and we reserve the right to add or remove links from our website at any time.

When a visitor is about to leave the Essex Police website using such a hyperlink, every effort will be made to warn you.

A link to an external web site will always open in a new browser window to indicate the site is separate from the Essex Police site.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of external websites and suggest you refer to the home pages of these sites for information on their privacy policies.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer by a website. It can then be accessed by that website to customise your user experience of the website. It's important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.

To find out more about cookies, visit

We have carried out a cookie audit and the cookies set by our website are listed below:

Cookie name:__utma (Google Analytics)
This keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

Cookie name: __utmb (Google Analytics)
A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters the site.

Cookie name: __utmc (Google Analytics)
A timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves the site - having waited 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.

Cookie name: __utmz (Google Analytics)
This keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked on, what keywords were used, and where in the world the site was accessed from.

We use Google Analytics to evaluate how users use our website and the above cookies are set in order to do this. These cookies do not collect personal data. Some key figures from these analytics can be viewed here.

If you wish to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit:


By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.

Children under 16 years of age should not submit information to any website without prior consent of a parent or carer.

Alternatively you can write to the Essex Police Media and Public Relations Department, PO Box 2, Headquarters, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DA.

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