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In our pages here you can find out about the Neighbourhood Watches in the City of Chelmsford area - both across the urban centres and in our rural areas.  Find out what we’re about, which Watch area you might be in, and how to join with us.  If you live in an area with no Watch find out about how to start one up.

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Read Vicky Ford mp on cyber security

Read District Commander Chief Inspector Gerry Parker on local policing

Read Detective Chief Inspector Leighton Hammett on crime prevention

Read about how a local community got together with the police to beat the drug dealers

A resident describes how she and her neighbours got together with the police to beat drug dealers active along her street in Chelsmford

At the end of August I wrote to Vicky Ford, our Member of Parliament for Chelmsford, to ask for help in tackling the problem of drug dealing in my neighbourhood, as incidents were increasing and the dealers/users were operating ‘in plain sight’.  I received a prompt reply from Vicky in which she informed me that my concerns had been passed to the new head of Chelmsford police (Chief Inspector Gerry Parker).  Vicky confirmed that the police were actively tackling drug related crimes in Chelmsford, had recruited 4 PCSOs dedicated to the city centre and 10 police officers for the local policing team across the wider Chelmsford area. This was part of my response to Vicky:-

‘Your response gives me some reassurance.  However, that really isn’t the feeling in the neighbourhood.  Residents feel that they never see a police presence in this local area or indeed in the town much these days.  On a positive note, one of my neighbours is trying to get all residents to report suspicious behaviour to police and get a crime reference number.’

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