Great news that we continue to level up the number of police in Essex, helping to keep people safe. Welcome to the new officers.
On 20th January 2023, 70 new officers were welcomed into the Essex Police family.
Essex Police is on track to have 3,755 officers by March 2023 due to investment from the Police Uplift Programme and the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Roger Hirst.
Roger Hirst said: “With the support of the public and the Government we have almost completed the ambitious officer uplift programme begun in 2018. By March, we will have 900 extra officers in Essex, making a huge difference in our communities and making our county an even safer place to live, work and thrive.
“This latest cohort of officers are passing out at time when our police service is working hard to build trust with our public. Women and girls’ safety is a key priority in my Police and Crime Plan, and I am committed to ensuring that Essex Police has the resources, systems and processes it needs, so it continues to be a service the public can have confidence, trust and take pride in.
“I am hugely proud of our new officers for stepping forward to do such an important job and wish them all the very best of luck in their future careers.”