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Burnham: Is the Essex Police marine unit under threat?
Low numbers of police officers at Burnham’s marine unit mean it is “a nightmare” to patrol the coastline properly, according to the unit’s detective constable.
Det Con Simon Lofting, a certified marine investigator at the Essex Police marine unit based in Station Road, wanted more officers trained in marine policing in an effort to patrol the waters more efficiently.
The marine unit, which has been in existence since the 1840’s, is currently being scrutinised under a comprehensive spending review.
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