NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

Social Secretary

The Chelmsford Branch is mainly focussed upon the welfare of our members and we feel that developing the social side of our work is an integral part of that process.

We are keen to recruit a volunteer Social Secretary to become part of our Branch Committee. The role will involve developing current events, as well as coming up with new ideas for the future benefit of our members.

Do you have a few hours to spare each month, are you able to generate new ideas and coordinate our social activities? If the answer is ‘Yes’ (or even ‘maybe’), please contact me, Bob Good, for an informal chat and let’s see how we can take the idea forward.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Robert Good
Branch Chair

Mobile: 07941 083 696
E-mail: Chelmsford Branch Chairman

NARPO Chelmsford Social Secretary

Financial Wellbeing Seminar

Financial Wellbeing Seminar


Dear Members,

As you know I have been planning and advertising this event for some time now. It will be a really worthwhile seminar and I have staff from Hanson, Wealth Finance travelling down from up North to deliver this today (31st October).

The seminar will take place between 10:30 and 12:30hrs today at The Federation Office, 82 Springfield Road Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6JY, followed by a light buffet lunch.

Unfortunately, a few people have had to pull out at short notice and I would encourage any of you that are free today to attend this event as I am sure you will find it very interesting and a good opportunity to meet up with old colleagues. Please email me if you are able to attend at Chelmsford Secretary

Hope to see a few of you later.


Sue Heaton
Branch Secretary

Financial Wellbeing Seminar

Fixed term stocks & shares ISA from Police Mutual

Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual
Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual
Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual

Fixed term stocks and shares ISA from Police Mutual

Now open – a tax-free savings rate you can’t afford to miss

Police Mutual wanted to let you know that they have just launched a brand new Options ISA Fixed Term offer for NARPO Members. So if you’re looking for a home for your ISA allowance, make sure you don’t miss out.

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Fit The Bill

Fit The Bill with Essex Police

Fit The Bill
This is a letter that has been recently circulated to the Chelmsford and Southend Branches of NARPO about the Fit The Bill Campaign. Sue Heaton, the Chelmsford Branch Secretary, has asked for it to be included on the website.

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.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Bull

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

Fit The Bill with Essex Police

Police into Private Sector

Police into Private Sector – TV opportunity

This message was originally posted by Angela Hackett on Linkedin. Angela is Professional Development and Performance Specialist – Career and Executive Coach and Counsellor with Police into Private Sector – PIPS.
I was called this morning by Lauren Hall from ITV news. Lauren is looking to speak to officers who have left policing mid-service. I have pasted her message below should you wish to contribute.
Warmest to all


Hi there
Good to speak to you just now. As mentioned, I’m working on a report for ITV’s regional news programmes about police morale and the numbers of officers leaving the profession altogether.
The piece will include figures and look at reasons why officers are leaving – low morale, lack of support and concerns about physical and psychological welfare etc.
We are keen to speak with a former police officer who can tell us why they left and some of the challenges they faced while on duty. I wondered if you could put us in touch with someone who would be willing to talk about their experiences (the interview can be done anonymously if preferred).
We are aiming to do the interview early next week so we would be keen to confirm in the next day or so. If they are able to help, I can be reached on or 07824334236.
Thanks again for all your help and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.
Best wishes

Police into Private Sector – TV opportunity

Welfare help needed

Welfare help needed

Welfare help needed

Dear Colleagues,

I am hoping some of you may be available to assist this gentleman

The following request applies to those members in the area of Saffron Walden and has been received from the Essex Police Benevolent Fund. Our NARPO Branch Welfare Officer and Benevolent Fund representative has approved circulation.

Mark Howard (aged 62 years) is the only surviving son of former Sgt Bert Howard who served at Saffron Walden and passed away in 2001 suffering from Huntington’s Disease. Mark is similarly severely affected by the condition and is now living in a residential care home at Saffron Walden.

Mark has no direct family members but has received an exceptional level of support from the two sons of retired Essex Supt Dawson. Marks ability to walk or communicate is severely limited to the extent that he requires two people with him at all times, at least one of whom is experienced in supporting him or is a qualified carer to ensure his safety and comfort. Two-way conversation is virtually impossible, but Mark does understand clearly what is being said to him and he enjoys listening to others talking. In short, it is a sad and challenging situation for the son of a former police officer.

The request is for any NARPO member who may on a voluntary basis be able to support Mark socially and be part of the small group currently helping him, perhaps even taking him out for a change of scenery. Volunteers would need to be introduced to Mark in conjunction with his helpers. This is plain and simple social contact and not ongoing or intimate care. If any member feels they could assist Mark and be part of the support group please contact me and I will forward your details to the appropriate people.

Many thanks,


Sue Heaton

Secretary NARPO Chelmsford Branch


Welfare help needed