Local policing allocations for Maldon to be decided in next two months

Essex Police are looking to focus more resources on local policing

Essex Police are looking to focus more resources on local policing

First published in Local News

More will be known about how many local police officers will be based in Maldon district in the next two months.

Essex chief constable Stephen Kavanagh announced last month that 500 officers across Essex will be moved out of the centrally controlled response team and some specialist roles to work locally.

District commander Chief Insp Alan Cook has yet to be told how many will cover Maldon and Chelmsford, his areas of responsibility.

Postings are expected to be known by mid August.

Speaking at a public meeting organised by police and crime commissioner Nick Alston at Maldon Town Hall on Wednesday he said: “The real challenge for me will be making sure the split I have across the whole of the district recognises the uniqueness of the area I am responsible for.

“On one side I have got a city, on the other I have got a very rural area.”

Mr Cook said it will mean he can move officers around to attend incidents anywhere in the district.

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2:47pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

If this must happen then it should surely reflect the amount of crime in an area in the last say 12 months...
If this must happen then it should surely reflect the amount of crime in an area in the last say 12 months... Jack222
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