Essex Police - Castle Point and Rochford
The new Chief Constable of Essex Police has been sworn in.
Ben-Julian “BJ” Harrington took an oath in front of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst, Assistant Chief Constable Andy Prophet and other officers at Essex Police HQ in Chelmsford.
Chief Constable Harrington, who started his policing career in 1990, told how he was "proud and privileged" to take on the role.
He said his focus would be "to protect the vulnerable, bring criminals to justice and work with our partners to solve the problems our communities face".
Chief Constable Harrington takes over from Stephen Kavanagh, who left the force on Tuesday after more than four years in charge
Essex Police informed us that they have a Facebook page where regular updates are posted? You can also email the local community team directly from the page too. The Police are keen for residents to report all types of crime (including Anti Social Behaviour) as the statistics are used to try to get extra resources for areas needing support.
Castle Point & Rochford “Community Policing Team”
The Castle Point and Rochford Community Policing Team is made up of police officers, police Community Support Officers and Specials under the command of an Inspector and a Chief Inspector District Commander.
The team aims to protect people from harm, speak with communities about their concerns, gather information and help find answers to local problems.
Reporting anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour can cause damage to communities and individuals ranging from annoyance to serious physical or mental distress. Essex Police receive a high number of calls each day. We need to prioritise these calls so we can help those most in need, but sending officers to every report of anti-social behaviour isn’t necessary and is also no longer possible. Local authorities and the police have a shared responsibility to tackle anti-social behaviour and in many cases it may be most appropriate for another agency to help you. For example, noise problems are best dealt with by your local council, as are dog fouling issues and neighbourhood disputes involving local authority or other housing provider’s properties.
Below is the contact number for your local council. Please consider calling them if you believe they are best placed to help you.
Rochford 01702 546366
To report to Rochford District Council please contact the Community Safety Team, Monday-Friday from 9-5pm on 01702 318103 or email using this form
If you are uncertain who should deal with your complaint, or if you believe you need to report an incident of anti-social behaviour to Essex Police, you can do so by:
- Calling the Essex Police non-emergency number 101 or alternatively 01245 491491
- Using our minicom service on 01245 452828. This allows people certified deaf or with hearing or speech problems to contact us.
- Dialling 999 in an emergency
More information about our team and Local Community Meetings can be found on our community policing web pages
Inspector Andy Parkman
Sergeant Mark McQuade
Sergeant Amy Melton
Castle Point and Rochford Community Policing Team
Police Community Support Officers
Ask The Police, is accessible at www.essex.police.uk/doitonline. and contains answers to hundreds of often-asked questions about policing from abandoned vehicles to youth issues.
You can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111