Police & Detective Constables with Essex Police


Essex Police is one of the largest county forces in the country and offers unique career opportunities to those who join its ranks.
The county of Essex has an estimated population of 1.72 million, making it the fifth most populous county in England. Essex Police operates across an area of 1,405 square miles which borders the counties of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Kent and four London boroughs. The county is home to five large urban towns and small rural villages linked by a number of key roads, including the M25, M11, A12, A127 and A13. Essex also has one of the largest coastlines in the UK.

Southend and Harlow districts have the highest population density per square kilometre within Essex, whereas Uttlesford and Maldon districts have the lowest.

The county is home to an extensive rail network with 80 stations, including seven on the London Undergound network.

The Dartford River Crossing, linking Kent with Essex, is used by nearly 51 million vehicles a year, with a daily average of 140,405.

Essex also has two major ports – Harwich International Port and the Port of Tilbury.

There are two airports – Southend and Stansted – as well as numerous airfields.

Essex is a very safe county and provides exciting challenges to our officers. Operating across the county in partnership with different agencies and authorities, Essex Police also works in collaboration with Kent Police.

Essex police are looking to recruit experienced officers who have a passion for Policing, a desire to develop and progress and a commitment to support the Chief Constable in his vision to be trusted to protect, help and serve everyone in Essex and make our communities safer. This vision will be achieved by keeping people safe by responding to those who face threat, harm and risk.

Essex Police focus on the following priorities:
• Child abuse and exploitation
• Immigration and modern slavery
• Domestic abuse
• Urban street-gang related violence and vulnerability
• Organised crime groups
• Counter terrorism and domestic extremism

Essex Police is made up of various commands to ensure the vision and priorities of Essex Police are met:-

The Local Policing Command is divided into three policing areas, each under the command of a Chief Superintendent who is responsible for local response, investigation, community safety and partnership working. North LPA – covers Colchester, Tendring, Uttlesford and Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon district policing areas. West LPA – covers Harlow, Thurrock and Epping Forest and Brentwood district policing areas. South LPA – covers Basildon, Southend and Castle Point and Rochford district policing areas.

The Public Protection Command which is responsible for protecting vulnerable adults and children, tackling serious sexual offences and on-line exploitation.

The Operational policing Command who’s responsibilities include firearms, public order, roads policing, answering calls from the public and Stansted Airport.

The Serious Crime Directorate which is a joint command ad is responsible for Kent Police and Essex Police’s major crime, intelligence, serious and organised crime, forensic investigation and covert support.

The Criminal Justice Command which manages the criminal justice process and Integrated Offender Management.

Essex Police are currently looking for transferees and rejoiners into the two commands of Public Protection and Local Policing.
Essex Police are seeking experienced detective constables to work in our Public Protection Command within our Adult Sexual Offences Investigation team (ASAIT) and our Child Abuse Investigations Team (CAIT) in Colchester, Chelmsford, Harlow, Grays, Basildon or Southend. Applications are particularly welcomed from officers who have completed Special Child Abuse Investigators Development Programme (SCAIDP) training and have experience of working within child abuse.
The Crime and Public Protection Command brings together detectives and staff from across the Force to address the risks presented to the people of Essex by serious and violent offenders. 

The aim is to suppress serious offending by positively intervening with the offenders who represent a threat to public safety and protecting the victims of their crimes. This includes pre-empting the threat presented by individuals through positive action. 

The Command does not operate in isolation and to be successful must achieve close and effective working relationships both with other specialist and geographical commands within the service as well as a host of external partner agencies.
Essex Police are also seeking experienced uniformed Constables to undertake roles within Local Policing Teams and Community Policing Teams around the county of Essex.
The local policing commands operate within local district teams that cover the county of Essex. The officers within these teams attend crime and incidents, as well as appointments. They respond to a variety of crime and disorder, which includes, victim and witness care, scene management, evidence gathering and continuity, house-to-house enquiries, arrest and interview of offenders (including relevant response officer arrests), case building, The teams will investigate crimes and incidents when handed over from response. They provide high visibility patrol and carry out proactive policing of night time economy. They work on local problem solving initiatives in partnership with key stakeholders eg execution of warrants
Zoe Hack, Head of Resourcing for Kent Police and Essex Police who is leading the initiative in relation to transferees and rejoiners stated “Essex Police are committed to supporting new recruits into the organisation, but also recognise that there are some highly skilled individuals, particularly in the areas of public protection and local policing, who are currently serving officers and we would welcome applications from both Detective constables and uniformed constables with the relevant skills and experience to enhance not only Essex Police, but the service provided to the people of Essex.”
For further information and a job description please visit https://www.essex.police.uk/transferees (Please note that Essex Police requires all transferee applicants to be transferring from Home Office forces and to have successfully completed their probationary period.)

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