Insp Nick Eliot
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’m currently an Inspector with the Operational Support Group, and have done lots of interesting roles during my time in policing – including being a detective – but the best part is the lifelong friends I’ve made.
I joined policing at the age of 29 following the 7/7 bombings in London. I knew I wanted to make a difference.
I’m now a father of four kids and the owner of a beautiful chocolate Labrador.
I’m a Spurs fan who still pretends to play football. I also love kayaking, dog walking and spending time with my family.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Every single day is different and brings new challenges. The best part is working with some exceptional officers who are amazing at their jobs!
Why is diversity and inclusion so important in and outside of the workplace
Diversity and inclusion mean you can bring new ideas to the table, start new conversations and find different solutions.
It’s important that our officers reflect the communities we serve, as the police are the public and the public are the police. We can continue to understand each other’s cultures and learn from each other despite our differences – we’re all human, after all!
How do you think Essex Police values difference?
We have really understanding, tolerant and open-minded people at Essex Police, and this can only continue.
Tell us something interesting about your role?
I work with eight Special Constables on the Operational Support Group, who are from all different backgrounds. In their day jobs, some work for the Fire Service and others are Paramedics, so I get to spend time learning lots of different ways of working from these brilliant volunteers.
What advice would you give to anyone thinking about joining Essex Police?
I first thought about joining the police at 22-years-old, but I didn’t feel that I was experienced enough or well-equipped. If I had a time machine now, I’d go back and tell younger me to do it and join now.
I love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.