Crime for Westcliff-on-sea

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Street-level crime and anti-social behaviour in from the Home Office.

To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to points on or near the road where they occurred.

Street name Crime type

Police station and neighbourhood policing team

Neighbourhood police station

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea,

Open 24 hours

Southend Central neighbourhood policing team

Neighbourhood Inspector (Southend/Shoebury) Bill Potter

I joined the police in 1986; I served with Thames Valley Police for 12 years before joining Essex Police in 1998. I was initially posted to Rochford but in 2001 I was promoted and transferred to Shoebury. In 2003 I moved to Southend and in July 2009 I became responsible for the town centre and seafront Neighbourhood Policing Team. I was promoted to Inspector on 1st March 2012 and have been very fortunate to retain a Neighbourhood Policing post in Southend. During my years in the police service I have undertaken a great variety of work but nothing gives me more pleasure than engaging with the community. I look forward every day to meeting members of the Public and working with others to make Southend a genuinely safer environment to live and visit.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team consists of a Neighbourhood constable for each of the three ward areas of central Southend who are supported by a larger team of thirteen Community Support officers. Additionally the High Street and immediate area are specifically policed by a Town Beat section of a further 7 constables and 7 Community Support officers. Collectively my team work with our partners in the Crime and Disorder reduction Partnership to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Southend and make it a safer place for residents and visitors alike

Neighbourhood policing sgt Ashley Holland

I have served with Essex Police since April 2006 and have worked in both Chelmsford and Southend Districts as a shift officer and as part of a Neighbourhood Policing Team. I am the Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for Kursaal Ward and have been in this role or equivalent since April 2010.

Neighbourhood policing sgt Gary Lane

I have been a police officer since 1993 and a sergeant since 1998. I have been a uniformed police officer for all of this time and have served within the Southend District since 1998. I have worked in Neighbourhood policing since it was introduced in Essex in 2006. I have worked on the policing team at Leigh from then on and I have come over to the Neighbourhood Team at Southend on 10th January with the latest reorganisation. Having worked at Southend for my first six years as a sergeant I am very much looking forward to being back.

Neighbourhood Constable Kursaal Ward Daniel Hedges

I have been a police officer covering Southend for more than four years. I joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team to police the Kursaal Ward and aim to meet the needs of the residents in the area as the Dedicated Kursaal Ward NPT Officer.

Neighbourhood Constable Milton Ward Stan Ferris

I am the Dedicated Neighbourhood Constable for Southend Central Milton Ward and I am based at Southend Police Station. I have been helping police Southend Central since 1998 and within this time I have served in such policing roles as a shift officer, the Community Policing Team, the Neighbourhood Policing Team and the Town Beat Section. I am commited to assisting the community with local issues.

Neighbourhood constable Victoria Ward Jon Martin

I have been a Police Officer based in Southend since joining the force in 2003. I am your Neighbourhood constable and first point of contact for Victoria Ward. I am very passionate about Neighbourhood Policing, and feel privileged that I have the opportunity to make some real differences within the community. I am keen to work closely with residents and agencies and work together to address concerns and problems, to ultimately make the community a safer place to live

PCSO Julie McFadden

Julie is an integral part of the Southend Neighbourhood Policing Team and in 2012, she undertook a 29 week course at College to take 3 assessed examinations and qualify to BSL Level One in sign language. During her training and in order to broaden her experience, Julie has forged many relationships with the deaf community across the County and is now so involved that she has enrolled onto the Level 2 course - which is significantly more challenging. Julie has recognised the real value that her ability to communicate has made to the deaf community and she has already prepared safety packs and delivered important crime prevention advice - as an example, Julie has delivered important OP INSIGHT information to the representatives of all the Deaf Associations she is involved with. Julie is in the process of developing a data base for the deaf community in order to make information sharing far more accessible with Essex Police.
To our knowledge we have not previously held such relationships in the community and although Julie is not a qualified or recognised interpreter, if anyone finds themselves dealing with the deaf or hard of hearing and would like any assistance to communicate - or if anyone is interested in developing their own skills in sign language then Julie would be more than willing to assist.

About this neighbourhood


Welcome to the Southend Central Neighbourhood Policing Team pages.
We are committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit and will work with the community and our partners to tackle local problems.

Southend Central is part of the Southend district and covers areas including Victoria, Milton, Kursaal and Clifftown.

The force responsible for policing and crime prevention in this area is Essex Police.

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