On Wednesday 4th September, Sir David Amess was joined by a number of Essex MPs to meet with the County’s Chief Constable, Ben-Julian Harrington: also at the meeting was Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner.
During the hour-long meeting in Parliament, Sir David spoke with the Chief Constable about challenges facing the local area at this time including community policing and speeding vehicles. MPs also took the opportunity to speak with the senior officer about the benefits for Essex of the 20,000 new police officers which will be recruited nationally in the coming years.
Following the meeting, Sir David said “I regularly bring constituent concerns to the attention of the Police, but it has been useful to meet with Essex colleagues to discuss issues on a larger scale. Southend has already seen the benefits of having new police officers in the community, and I am glad that Essex will receive some of the 20,000 new constables being recruited nationally".