Essex Police crackdown on domestic violence

Essex Police crackdown on domestic violence

Essex Police crackdown on domestic violence

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ESSEX Police are cracking down on domestic abuse with tough new measures, including the possibility of wearing cameras to incidents.

Figures show that a person typically suffers domestic abuse up to 17 times before making a report to the police and even then can be reluctant to give evidence against their attackers.

Essex Police believe that the answer lies in new, tougher, investigative measures, such as body cameras, speaking to neighbours for evidence, and using recordings from 999 calls to stack up the evidence required to bring offenders to justice.

At an economic and environmental scrutiny meeting on Tuesday night, Chief Inspector Dave Colwell was keen to emphasise to councillors the new measures that were being considered.

He said: “We are looking at the possibility of wearing body cameras, to give an accurate reflection of the scenario that officers are confronted with when they attend an incident.”

Chief Inspector Colwell said domestic violence cases are a top priority in Southend. He continued:

“We have a team of officers especially assigned to deal with such cases, and a lot of work goes into bringing offenders to justice.
 

“We want to send a very strong message that we are taking this very seriously, that we are there, and we are supportive.”

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9:50am Fri 3 May 13

marybelle says...

Yet another Essex Police PR campaign.

The only reason they need to do YET ANOTHER PR campaign on this subject is because they have not been doing it successfully which is wrong they have!!!!

Just do your job Essex Police stop the 'Bull'
Yet another Essex Police PR campaign. The only reason they need to do YET ANOTHER PR campaign on this subject is because they have not been doing it successfully which is wrong they have!!!! Just do your job Essex Police stop the 'Bull' marybelle
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3:26pm Fri 3 May 13

pussycats says...

This can only be a positive move forward for Essex Police. At last, domestic violence is being taken seriously. I hope these steps will encourage more victims, to report such crimes, sooner rather than later.
This can only be a positive move forward for Essex Police. At last, domestic violence is being taken seriously. I hope these steps will encourage more victims, to report such crimes, sooner rather than later. pussycats
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4:27pm Fri 3 May 13

I-say-you-say says...

I must say that Essex Police dealt with my dv quickly, efficiently and supportively.

It is however nice to see that further steps are being taken and it is becoming more recognised and the difficulties in reporting/prosecutin
g etc understood.
I must say that Essex Police dealt with my dv quickly, efficiently and supportively. It is however nice to see that further steps are being taken and it is becoming more recognised and the difficulties in reporting/prosecutin g etc understood. I-say-you-say
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4:38pm Fri 3 May 13

hoppie says...

Once again the Police are put into the position to have cctv evidence put under a courts nose so they can't dispute the act happened. Words in Courts don't mean anything because it is doubted.
Once again the Police are put into the position to have cctv evidence put under a courts nose so they can't dispute the act happened. Words in Courts don't mean anything because it is doubted. hoppie
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