Essex Police need our community educated!

We often see comments from people on social media, or when you talk to residents, that the police are, ahem how should I say, often less than helpful. In fact, we, the lib dems have recently raised a motion at full council to find out the affect of the closure of the front desk at Rayleigh Police station and the station closure in Rochford. The demands of the general public are great and we are somewhat intolerable to slow response times, lack of community policing.

Well today should give us all a different perspective on what we, the general public, expect from Essex Police who have run a 24 hour tweetathon. This was run live from their control room.

Here is just a couple of tweets about calls made to 999 for Essex Police assistance!

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Clearly in my opinion, there is an education problem here at the very least. Let’s at least think before we dial. Of course some may need to refer to the dictionary for the very definition of ’emergency’

 

About the author James Newport

Essex County Councillor for Rayleigh North, Rochford District Councillor for Downhall & Rawreth and Rayleigh Town Councillor for Sweyne.

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