A Track Record of Success

  • Roger has funded the expansion of Essex Police by 905 additional officers since 2016. Essex Police is now bigger and stronger than at any time in its 185 year history. 
  • Getting Crime Down: in the last year crime in Essex has been brought down by 6%, and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) by 38%. Since 2016, ASB is down 70%, Murder by 43% and Burglary by 43%. 
  • There is more to do, particularly around Rape, Drug Crime and Vehicle Theft. But even here our new investment and tactics are starting to work, with Domestic Abuse, Sexual Offences and Violent Crime all down in the last year. 
  • Essex County Fire & Rescue has been changed. It is now a better place to work and is providing a better service to the public, with more house fires prevented, and businesses and vulnerable people protected. 

How we have done against My Plan 2021

  • Investing in an extra 400 Police in three years: we have expanded by 537 officers.
  • Get Crime Down: Crime is down by 6% in the last year, and by 7.5% from pre-Covid levels.
  • Keeping roads safe: the number of people killed or seriously injured is down, and we have committed to Vision Zero.
  • Supporting the Specials: we now have the second largest Special Constabulary in the country.
  • Protect rural and isolated areas: hare coursing and equipment theft have been halved, and unlawful encampments reduced by three quarters.
  • Crack down on violence and drugs: hospital knife admissions have been reduced by 25%, and drug-related murder by 70%.