Essex Police: protecting and serving Essex

Reporting crimeEssex Police car by Leo Bruce 2017

Remember, all crime must initially be reported to the police.

For emergencies always dial 999.

If you have hearing loss or a speech impairement and are unable to make a voice call, you can use the emergencySMS service. Find out more and to register visit the emergencySMS website.

For non-emergency crime or anti-social behaviour call 101 or 01245 491491 or call in at a police station.

For people who have hearing or speech problems use NGT TextRelay 18001 101.

If you wish to give information about a crime or a Most Wanted appeal anonymously you can also contact Crimestoppers online or call 0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers is an independent charity helping law enforcement locate criminals and solve crime. You don’t have to give your name or any personal details and they don’t trace calls or track IP addresses. Visit the Crimestoppers website to find out more.


Reporting non-emergency crime online

Essex Police have made it even easier to report non-emergency crime.

Their ‘Do it online’ service lets you report non-emergency crime, road traffic collisions, lost or found property and access a range of information and advice easily and conveniently.

Ask the Police

You can also find answers to hundreds of frequently asked questions about policing from abandoned vehicles to youth issues from their Ask the Police web pages. Your question may already have an answer waiting for you!


Keep in touch 

Essex Police regularly publishes news, appeals and features to inform the public how they are keeping the residents of Essex safe in the following ways:


Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team

The Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team consists of police officers, police community support officers, and Specials under the command of an Inspector and a Chief Inspector District Commander. The team's aim is to protect people from harm, talk to communities about their concerns, gather information and help find solutions to local problems.

Braintree_Uttlesford_police_prioritiesDec18Local priorities include: reducing the risk and impact of hidden harm, reducing re-offending and meeting emerging local threats and issues by working effectively in partnership with the local community and local organisations particularly through the Active Citizen Scheme plus regular Local Community Meetings. 

Find out more about the Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team including details of upcoming Local Community Meetings here.  

For general enquiries email the team at but please do not use it to report crime as it is not monitored 24 hours per day. Details on how to report crime can be found at the top of this page.

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest information by following Braintree and Uttlesford Community Policing Team's Facebook and Twitter pages.


The photograph of the police car is copyright Leo Bruce 2017. Used with his kind permission.