Roger Hirst pictured at Railway Square, Brentwood
Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst welcomes additional funding to tackle anti-social behaviour in Brentwood
Essex Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst has announced that Brentwood will benefit from funding to address anti-social behaviour (ASB) hotspots from the government’s ASB Action Plan. Essex Police will work with the local Community Safety Partnership to reduce ASB at a hotspot site for such behaviour within Brentwood Borough.
Roger said: “This £1.2m funding to deal with ASB comes on top of the GRIP programme to deal with crime hotspots which we have already received. Since 2016 we have funded the expansion of Essex Police by 900 officers, so it is now by far the largest and strongest it has been in its 184 year history. Across the county, ASB has been reduced by 60%, and burglary and homicide have been halved. Here in Brentwood ASB is down by more, and thankfully there have been no murders in the last year. We have more to do to prevent violent crime, especially violence against women and girls which has risen so much, and to reduce theft. But I am pleased that the investment we have made is starting to work.”