Top cop for Essex formally appointed

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Stephen Kavanagh, the new chief constable of Essex Police. Stephen Kavanagh, the new chief constable of Essex Police.

ESSEX'S new top cop has been formally appointed.

Stephen Kavanagh has been approved as Chief Constable of Essex Police by members of the police and crime panel this afternoon.

Mr Kavanagh was deputy assistant commissioner for specialist operations at the Metropolitan Police, having joined the force as a constable in 1985.

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6:19pm Thu 21 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

Wow, thanks for letting us know although I personally would have appreciated a bit more info on his background (big cases/controversies etc... ) or a bit more on what he is hoping to achieve in news role such as his ideas on policy.
Wow, thanks for letting us know although I personally would have appreciated a bit more info on his background (big cases/controversies etc... ) or a bit more on what he is hoping to achieve in news role such as his ideas on policy. supermadmax

6:24pm Thu 21 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Wow, thanks for letting us know although I personally would have appreciated a bit more info on his background (big cases/controversies etc... ) or a bit more on what he is hoping to achieve in news role such as his ideas on policy.
That information was in the last story when he was named. (Last week)
This story is only saying that the appointment has ben confirmed
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Wow, thanks for letting us know although I personally would have appreciated a bit more info on his background (big cases/controversies etc... ) or a bit more on what he is hoping to achieve in news role such as his ideas on policy.[/p][/quote]That information was in the last story when he was named. (Last week) This story is only saying that the appointment has ben confirmed stopmoaning1

7:45pm Thu 21 Feb 13

stonybrig says...

His job is only going to get harder when we open our doors next year and let in another load of scroungers in to fleece the system and rob us, could this cop change it i doubt it,thanks Europe,,,,
His job is only going to get harder when we open our doors next year and let in another load of scroungers in to fleece the system and rob us, could this cop change it i doubt it,thanks Europe,,,, stonybrig

9:29pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Jess Jephcott says...

Let's hope he sorts out the shower that we have at the moment and gets them out of their warm cars and on the beat to clean up our streets, especially the town centre at night. I saw two beggars last Saturday in town. There is no need for anybody in this country to be sleeping in shop doorways either. Sort it out Top Cop because I for one am fed up with the poor policing in Colchester. 7000 unsolved crimes to take a look at.
Let's hope he sorts out the shower that we have at the moment and gets them out of their warm cars and on the beat to clean up our streets, especially the town centre at night. I saw two beggars last Saturday in town. There is no need for anybody in this country to be sleeping in shop doorways either. Sort it out Top Cop because I for one am fed up with the poor policing in Colchester. 7000 unsolved crimes to take a look at. Jess Jephcott

10:07pm Thu 21 Feb 13

/@|_|@\ says...

Huh - so he's a plumber too? (" Let's hope he sorts out the shower that we have at the moment ... )
Huh - so he's a plumber too? (" Let's hope he sorts out the shower that we have at the moment ... ) /@|_|@\

10:55pm Thu 21 Feb 13

woolstone says...

The reason there are no police around is down to not enough money in the pot to recruit you need to ask the government when their policy is going to change so more money will become available to have more police.
The reason there are no police around is down to not enough money in the pot to recruit you need to ask the government when their policy is going to change so more money will become available to have more police. woolstone

8:22am Fri 22 Feb 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Jess Jephcott wrote:
Let's hope he sorts out the shower that we have at the moment and gets them out of their warm cars and on the beat to clean up our streets, especially the town centre at night. I saw two beggars last Saturday in town. There is no need for anybody in this country to be sleeping in shop doorways either. Sort it out Top Cop because I for one am fed up with the poor policing in Colchester. 7000 unsolved crimes to take a look at.
Homeless people are the government's problem, not the police.
[quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he sorts out the shower that we have at the moment and gets them out of their warm cars and on the beat to clean up our streets, especially the town centre at night. I saw two beggars last Saturday in town. There is no need for anybody in this country to be sleeping in shop doorways either. Sort it out Top Cop because I for one am fed up with the poor policing in Colchester. 7000 unsolved crimes to take a look at.[/p][/quote]Homeless people are the government's problem, not the police. Shoebury_Cyclist

9:20am Fri 22 Feb 13

Jess Jephcott says...

They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?
They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about? Jess Jephcott

10:23am Fri 22 Feb 13

rhowes says...

Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.
Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well. rhowes

10:23am Fri 22 Feb 13

boxted ave resedent says...

Jess Jephcott wrote:
They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?
Do you lot really think someone would choose to sleep rough in this weather if they had a choice , get ya heads out the sand the government's new housing regs are casing more and more single men to be left with no option but to sleep rough, or in many cases commit suicide.
[quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?[/p][/quote]Do you lot really think someone would choose to sleep rough in this weather if they had a choice , get ya heads out the sand the government's new housing regs are casing more and more single men to be left with no option but to sleep rough, or in many cases commit suicide. boxted ave resedent

10:24am Fri 22 Feb 13

rhowes says...

Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.
Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well. rhowes

10:30am Fri 22 Feb 13

boxted ave resedent says...

rhowes wrote:
Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.
The geezer is ginger don't expect anything more than a spice up
[quote][p][bold]rhowes[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.[/p][/quote]The geezer is ginger don't expect anything more than a spice up boxted ave resedent

1:28pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

purple flags all round then.....
purple flags all round then..... Cosmo Spring

2:30pm Fri 22 Feb 13

stopmoaning1 says...

Jess Jephcott wrote:
They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?
It's about safety. They do a dangerous job that often need two or more to resolve.
The problem is there are not enough due to cuts in funding.
And your previous comment about getting them out of the cars... I suppose you would be happy if you called in an emergency if they took 40 minutes to arrive because they were walking rather than 6 or 7 minutes in their lovely warm car
[quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?[/p][/quote]It's about safety. They do a dangerous job that often need two or more to resolve. The problem is there are not enough due to cuts in funding. And your previous comment about getting them out of the cars... I suppose you would be happy if you called in an emergency if they took 40 minutes to arrive because they were walking rather than 6 or 7 minutes in their lovely warm car stopmoaning1

4:40pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Gay Ray says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
Jess Jephcott wrote:
They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?
It's about safety. They do a dangerous job that often need two or more to resolve.
The problem is there are not enough due to cuts in funding.
And your previous comment about getting them out of the cars... I suppose you would be happy if you called in an emergency if they took 40 minutes to arrive because they were walking rather than 6 or 7 minutes in their lovely warm car
It's also about quality of evidence. Since people are less inclined these days to believe the evidence of a police officer (largely their own fault but a symptom of the unbalanced burden of proof and the pressure it has put on police to 'bend the rules') it helps if they have another officer to corroborate. Obviously open to corrupt practice but less so than relying on the evidence of a single officer. We're all human after all. It's just that some are more human than others.
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jess Jephcott[/bold] wrote: They are my problem when they embarrass me when taking people around our town. There are laws against vagrancy. Plus the police now go around in pairs, thus halving the effect. What's all that about?[/p][/quote]It's about safety. They do a dangerous job that often need two or more to resolve. The problem is there are not enough due to cuts in funding. And your previous comment about getting them out of the cars... I suppose you would be happy if you called in an emergency if they took 40 minutes to arrive because they were walking rather than 6 or 7 minutes in their lovely warm car[/p][/quote]It's also about quality of evidence. Since people are less inclined these days to believe the evidence of a police officer (largely their own fault but a symptom of the unbalanced burden of proof and the pressure it has put on police to 'bend the rules') it helps if they have another officer to corroborate. Obviously open to corrupt practice but less so than relying on the evidence of a single officer. We're all human after all. It's just that some are more human than others. Gay Ray

7:37pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Boris says...

Jess, alias Sdapeze, is again barking up the wrong tree. Does he really think there is no need for anyone to sleep in shop doorways? Has he ever been homeless? Has he tried going to the night shelter and being told there are no vacancies?
Why does he feel embarrassed? I used to admire him for showing tourists round town but it seems he wants to show them an unreal Colchester, to tell them a lie in other words.
Wake up, Jess, the reason for homeless people begging in the street is that the government has been cutting down on benefits and is failing to build council houses for rent. We all need to pay more taxes so that we can restore the compassionate society which was destroyed in the years following 1979.
Jess, alias Sdapeze, is again barking up the wrong tree. Does he really think there is no need for anyone to sleep in shop doorways? Has he ever been homeless? Has he tried going to the night shelter and being told there are no vacancies? Why does he feel embarrassed? I used to admire him for showing tourists round town but it seems he wants to show them an unreal Colchester, to tell them a lie in other words. Wake up, Jess, the reason for homeless people begging in the street is that the government has been cutting down on benefits and is failing to build council houses for rent. We all need to pay more taxes so that we can restore the compassionate society which was destroyed in the years following 1979. Boris

10:24pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Nebs says...

rhowes wrote:
Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.
It would help if they told the truth about crime, that it is increasing and pretty close to being out of control due in part to judges sending villains home instead of to prison. All I seem to have read about in this paper over the last 5 years is robbery, burglary, assaults, muggings, and the occasional press release from the Chief Constable about how crime is dropping and everything in the garden is rosy.
Try a different tactic, tell parliament that the villains are winning. You never know, they might give you some more resources. Someone has to be first, why not you?
[quote][p][bold]rhowes[/bold] wrote: Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.[/p][/quote]It would help if they told the truth about crime, that it is increasing and pretty close to being out of control due in part to judges sending villains home instead of to prison. All I seem to have read about in this paper over the last 5 years is robbery, burglary, assaults, muggings, and the occasional press release from the Chief Constable about how crime is dropping and everything in the garden is rosy. Try a different tactic, tell parliament that the villains are winning. You never know, they might give you some more resources. Someone has to be first, why not you? Nebs

8:25am Sat 23 Feb 13

boxted ave resedent says...

Boris wrote:
Jess, alias Sdapeze, is again barking up the wrong tree. Does he really think there is no need for anyone to sleep in shop doorways? Has he ever been homeless? Has he tried going to the night shelter and being told there are no vacancies?
Why does he feel embarrassed? I used to admire him for showing tourists round town but it seems he wants to show them an unreal Colchester, to tell them a lie in other words.
Wake up, Jess, the reason for homeless people begging in the street is that the government has been cutting down on benefits and is failing to build council houses for rent. We all need to pay more taxes so that we can restore the compassionate society which was destroyed in the years following 1979.
Boris keep to the story instead of continuously attacking others posts on hear
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Jess, alias Sdapeze, is again barking up the wrong tree. Does he really think there is no need for anyone to sleep in shop doorways? Has he ever been homeless? Has he tried going to the night shelter and being told there are no vacancies? Why does he feel embarrassed? I used to admire him for showing tourists round town but it seems he wants to show them an unreal Colchester, to tell them a lie in other words. Wake up, Jess, the reason for homeless people begging in the street is that the government has been cutting down on benefits and is failing to build council houses for rent. We all need to pay more taxes so that we can restore the compassionate society which was destroyed in the years following 1979.[/p][/quote]Boris keep to the story instead of continuously attacking others posts on hear boxted ave resedent

9:09am Sat 23 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Cosmo Spring wrote:
purple flags all round then.....
Up for renewal soon.
[quote][p][bold]Cosmo Spring[/bold] wrote: purple flags all round then.....[/p][/quote]Up for renewal soon. Nebs

1:02pm Sun 24 Feb 13

jeffbridges says...

boxted ave resedent wrote:
Boris wrote:
Jess, alias Sdapeze, is again barking up the wrong tree. Does he really think there is no need for anyone to sleep in shop doorways? Has he ever been homeless? Has he tried going to the night shelter and being told there are no vacancies?
Why does he feel embarrassed? I used to admire him for showing tourists round town but it seems he wants to show them an unreal Colchester, to tell them a lie in other words.
Wake up, Jess, the reason for homeless people begging in the street is that the government has been cutting down on benefits and is failing to build council houses for rent. We all need to pay more taxes so that we can restore the compassionate society which was destroyed in the years following 1979.
Boris keep to the story instead of continuously attacking others posts on hear
rhowes wrote:
Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well.
boxted ave resedent wrote
The geezer is ginger don't expect anything more than a spice up

and you said that above to Boris?
[quote][p][bold]boxted ave resedent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Jess, alias Sdapeze, is again barking up the wrong tree. Does he really think there is no need for anyone to sleep in shop doorways? Has he ever been homeless? Has he tried going to the night shelter and being told there are no vacancies? Why does he feel embarrassed? I used to admire him for showing tourists round town but it seems he wants to show them an unreal Colchester, to tell them a lie in other words. Wake up, Jess, the reason for homeless people begging in the street is that the government has been cutting down on benefits and is failing to build council houses for rent. We all need to pay more taxes so that we can restore the compassionate society which was destroyed in the years following 1979.[/p][/quote]Boris keep to the story instead of continuously attacking others posts on hear[/p][/quote]rhowes wrote: Let's hope he develops a good professional relationship with our new Police and Crime Commissioner. The Commissioner has to be effective in lobbying the Home Office for more resources to expand the size of the force. I wish them both well. boxted ave resedent wrote The geezer is ginger don't expect anything more than a spice up and you said that above to Boris? jeffbridges

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