Essex Police to introduce 600 new officers

PUBLISHED: 12:50 01 July 2008 | UPDATED: 07:01 30 May 2010

ESSEX police have announced that they will be introducing a further 600 officers on the streets of the county. The announcement from the police authority chairman Robert Chambers came on Monday evening as part of a five-year plan to increase officer numbe

ESSEX police have announced that they will be introducing a further 600 officers on the streets of the county.

The announcement from the police authority chairman Robert Chambers came on Monday evening as part of a five-year plan to increase officer numbers.

Mr Chambers said: "We are delighted to support these plans which will undoubtedly give the public an improved service, a better customer experience when they contact us and an increased presence on our streets."

Chief Constable of Essex police, Roger Baker said: "Essex is a low crime area, but one crime is one too many and we will do everything possible to reduce incidents and provide vital reassurance to our communities by increasing our visibility.

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