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I am DI Kelly Thurston. I have been with Essex Police for coming up to 19 years. I started my career in Harlow and spent 7 years there moving around the division to work in Epping and Brentwood within this time. I then moved to Neighbourhood Policing at Headquarters where I was the Sergeant lead for the force for a year.
I moved on to Thurrock division from there and decided to study for the detectives exam and the Inspectors exam. I obtained both and eventually moved to Southend as a detective and was promoted to Inspector a few months into being there.
I moved to the North as the domestic violence Detective Inspector 4 years ago and have worked on CID in that time, before moving from the investigations world to CPT.
The Community Policing team at Chelmsford is an evolving team and I am in the process of moving the team around to make the team more efficient and able to deal with the fast moving pace of CPT. My aim is to try and become more efficient at dealing with the community issues and for residents to see familiar faces within their community from the police. I look forward to working with the NHW over the coming months.