The police, fire and crime commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, has signed a letter to the Home Office calling for ‘spice’ to be made a Class A drug as prison officers say they are struggling to cope.
Members of the Police, Fire and Crime Panel met yesterday (June 28) and have confirmed Ben-Julian (BJ) Harrington as the next Chief Constable of Essex Police.
Kemi Badenoch, MP for Saffron Walden, joined local police units in Uttlesford as they made arrests at a traveller site and discovered a cannabis factory.
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, wants to hear about people from across Essex who make an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Safety’.
Essex’s police, fire and crime panel has approved an average £12 increase in council tax - which looks to provide 150 more frontline officers in the county.
Essex County Council is set to put its element of tax bills up by almost five per cent from April as it prepares for the day when financial help from the government ceases.
Roger Hirst, Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is holding a public meeting in Saffron Walden on Monday, December 4, to follow up on his event in the town in February.
People living in Essex are being asked whether they would pay more for the service they receive from their police force.
Towns and villages across Essex could soon be offered the chance to pay for their own police officer.