Dedicated Neighbourhood Watch volunteers have won awards for their work.
District winners included: Braintree, Andrew Crane; Maldon, Sue Thomson; and Uttlesford, John McAdams.
Police and crime commissioner Nick Alston said. "Police rely on local communities to help them with information and intelligence.
"This is one of the reasons why organisations like NHW are so important.
"I am tremendously encouraged that the partnerships surrounding NHW are working closer together.
"This is creating greater community resilience and helping to put communities at the centre of local solutions."