• Cyber Aware

    Don’t Let Your Kids Outsmart You – Be Cyber Aware!

    We often hear residents say that they'd like to see more police on our streets. The reality is resources are limited and the resource they have is spread thinly among many emerging threats. A big shift of their work has moved from being on the beat to 'patrolling' the internet.

    Whilst of course the internet has brought many positives to our everyday lives, the threats to our communities have also increased. You can do your bit to help by simply getting yourself and your family educated about the internet. Internetmatters.org does a very job ​of explaining the dangers you and your family could face and I highly recommended having a browse around their site.

  • 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’