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Introduction to Essex Community Messaging

www.essex.police.uk/ecm

 

Did you know you can keep informed about the policing and community safety issues which affect you?

 

Essex Community Messaging allows you to take an active role in helping to keep crime down in your community whilst keeping up to date with what’s going on around you.

 

And you can select what information you would like to receive – based on where you live, work, go to school or socialise, or on issues in which you may have a particular interest.

 

All you have to do is sign up, for free, at www.essex.police.uk/ecm and choose to receive these messages via email, text or voice message

 

If you don’t have access to a computer, don’t worry. Just visit your nearest police station and Essex Police front office staff will be pleased to help you sign up or you can log on to a computer at your nearest library. This means you will have to choose either the text or voicemail option.

 

If you don’t have an email address or a mobile phone number, you can still register to receive voice messages on your landline. Simply ring the support line on 0161 327 2616 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays – you can leave a message at other times – and sign up that way.

 

As soon as you have registered, you will begin receiving regular, accurate, up-to-date information, crime prevention advice and notifications from Essex Police, the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) to help keep you and your community safe.

 

In some circumstances, you will be able to respond to messages, either by using the ECM system or by ringing Essex Police on 101.

The project has been jointly funded by Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston and from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA).

 

Mr Alston says: “Essex Community Messaging will improve the two-way flow of information about community safety between Essex Police, Neighbourhood and other Watch groups, and the people of Essex. We need to help communities join Essex Police in the fight against crime. Whether it is through reporting suspicious behaviour or learning about simple measures to take to prevent crime, ECM will provide a crucial new channel for keeping our communities safe.  I urge everyone to register now for ECM.”



The Police now send out regular community information and crime prevention advice which we include on the pages as follows. Because these are so extensive we now only hold them here for the current year.

 For introduction to Messaging please scroll down page.



Specific Help & Advice Pages


Dealing with Rogue Traders

Preventing Frauds (Parts 1 & 2)

Additional Fraud Warnings

Issues of Personal Safety & Security


Regular Essex Community Messaging Updates received


- Most recent messages

Nov 2016 messages

Oct 2016 messages

July/Sept 2016 messages

- July 2016 messages

- June 2016 messages

- Apr/May 2016 messages

- Feb/Mar 2016 messages

- January 2016 messages