The Basildon Community Policing Team is made up of police officers, police Community Support Officers and Specials under the command of an Inspector and a Chief Inspector District Commander.
The team aims to protect people from harm, speak with communities about their concerns, gather information and help find answers to local problems.
District Commander: Chief Inspector Shaun Kane
"The team will be there to protect people from harm, speak with communities about their concerns, gather information and help find answers to local problems.
They will work closely with the Community Safety Partnership team in Basildon and voluntary sector to tackle crime and Anti-Social Behaviour on the ground.
It is the public that reports crimes, provides the police with intelligence and stands witness in court; without this support – and the willingness of the public to provide it of their own free will – the police would be severely hampered in their fight against crime.
We will increasingly use tools such as Essex Community Messaging and social media, work with print and broadcast media, and communicate regularly with networks of active citizens such as Neighbourhood Watch, to ensure local people know what is going on in their communities. This will help all of us to take reasonable steps to prevent crime from happening in the first place.
If you are on Twitter please follow my team @SgtAlBurridge @PcSamWaters @PcMarekJaworski and @PCSODarrenWeeks"