I’d like to introduce myself as the Internal Communications Manager at Essex Police. I’d really like to work more closely with you, as NARPO district leads because I believe we have a joint ambition to promote and support policing in Essex, and the people who work or have worked for the force. By sharing our messages I think we can increase the trust and credibility of policing in our local communities and help keep people safe.
You may have seen our recent recruitment campaign #FitTheBill, and you may even have liked some of our social media posts? Would you be interested in sharing the #FitTheBill campaign with your NARPO networks? We’ve got some really fantastic images and videos that have already been successful in driving more people to apply for the new roles in Essex Police. Many of our police officers (of all ranks!) have got behind this campaign and shared the story of their journey in policing, illustrating the various backgrounds and opportunities that are available in the county.
Our campaign is obviously very timely with the news of the government uplift of 20,000 new officers. We’re growing, regardless of the government’s investment, as our officer numbers are at a four-year high with more than 3,000 full-time equivalent police officers, as well as the fastest growing Special Constabulary in the country with more than 500 Specials.
At our HQ tomorrow, we are hosting an extraordinary Passing Out Parade, which will see more than 70 probationers celebrating the start of their new career with the force. As this is such a clear demonstration of growth in policing, the BBC and Crimewatch Roadshow have chosen to film the event and feature us in upcoming programmes.
It’s a really exciting time for Essex Police, and a really worthwhile campaign. I hope you agree! And I hope you find something within the campaign to share with your networks. If you’d like some content from the Passing Out Parade as well, please let me know. If you have any questions, or need any more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Phone: 42077744 (externally: +44 (0)1245 452 944)
Mobile: +44 (0)797 122 7236
Internal Communications Manager
Essex Police | Media and Communications Department | L Block | EPC
Address: Essex Police Headquarters, PO BOX 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DA