Weekly update from your Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner 27/08/2021

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Latest news from PFCC Roger Hirst  -  August 27, 2021


DPFCC Jane Gardner seated with EP colleagues at race at work charter signing

Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner and Essex Police Chief Constable, BJ Harrington have signed the Race at Work Charter, demonstrating that they stand united with all communities across Essex.

The race at Work Charter is a commitment to ensure that ethnic minority employees are represented at all levels of Essex Police and the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner’s office.

The charter comprises five calls to action including, but not limited to, appointing an Executive Sponsor for race, commit at board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying and, take action that supports ethnic minority career progression. These are aligned with Essex Police’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy and demonstrates the Service’s determination to be an inclusive service of Policing excellence for everyone.

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PFCC Staff Vacancy


The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex is seeking an exceptional candidate for the exciting and unique opportunity of Apprentice Public Relations and Communications Assistant.

The role is an 18 month fixed term apprenticeship opportunity with a starting salary of £19,000 and the potential to increase to a maximum of £20,000 after 12 months. If you or someone you know has what it takes for this varied and exciting role then find out further details using the read more link below.

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Detective Constable Steve Baker with the Chief Constable's Commendation presented to him by Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington

Chief Constable’s Commendation


Harlow Detective Constable Steve Baker has been commended by Essex Police Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington for his hard work and dedication in bringing the man responsible for a violent road rage attack to justice.

Steve was commended for his dedication and professionalism during the investigation into the attack in Epping in which the victim was stabbed 15 times in his head, neck, back and face and left with life-changing injuries.

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Firefighters commended for lifesaving actions at a flat fire


Four firefighters from Waltham Abbey Fire Station and Brentwood Fire Station have received Chief Fire Officer commendations in recognition of their lifesaving actions following a flat fire in Cheshunt on 11 May, 2021.

Chief Fire Officer / Chief Executive Jo Turton visited Waltham Abbey Fire Station on Monday 16 August to present Chief Fire Officer Commendations to Crew Manager Mav Langdon, Crew Manager Brenden Cardy and Firefighter Robert Bull from Waltham Abbey Fire Station and Firefighter Daryl Chapman from Brentwood in recognition of their lifesaving actions at the flat fire.

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PFCC Public Meetings

Our public meeting schedule will begin again in the autumn.  Details of dates and locations to follow soon...