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Police Fire and Crime Commsisioner for Essex

Roger Hirst was elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in May 2016, before joint police and fire governance had been established. However, his core belief that safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build well-being and prosperity for all, remains central to his vision for both the services for which he is now responsible.

Mr Hirst committed in his Police and Crime Plan to increase the local, visible and accessible nature of policing in Essex, crack down on anti-social behaviour and protect children and vulnerable people, as well as continuing to address domestic abuse, deal with gangs and serious violence, and improve road safety.

The Commissioner is a strong advocate for prevention and partnership: he has championed the role of the Special Constabulary, and has gathered the resources for an increase in the number of officers within Essex and to provide officers with the technology they need to be more efficient and visible within their communities.

In 2017 Mr Hirst became the joint lead for police funding on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners nationally and was elected to the board of the APCC in 2018.

Mr Hirst became the first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in October 2017 and continues to work nationally and locally to build stronger links between emergency services and help create more secure communities.

Prior to his election as Commissioner, Mr. Hirst was Cabinet Member at Essex County Council with responsibility for Community Safety; Deputy Leader of Brentwood Borough Council; and has 33 years’ experience as a senior investment banker.

Contact details
PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Tel: 01245 261 600


Website: Essex PFCC