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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.

Chief Inspector Sam SmithDistrict Commander: Chief Inspector Sam Smith

Basildon is a diverse community, my team will work closely with other partners and agencies to problem solve and keep people safe.

Our aim is to engage with communities, on a regular basis, listen to their concerns, gather information and help find answers to local problems. The dates for our local community meetings are published through this website as well as locally.

We will work closely with the Community Safety Partnership team in Basildon and voluntary sector. Our priorities are to tackle Anti-Social behavior, reduce re-offending and crime.

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 Neighborhood 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.

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