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.
The chief constable of Essex Police says austerity remains the force’s biggest challenge and insists the last eight years in policing have been “the toughest since wartime”.
High-risk sex offenders, including those with a history of breaching court restrictions, are not being checked by Essex Police a new report has revealed.