Residents can raise concerns and discuss crime trends at a meeting with senior police officials. 

Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, is hosting a public meeting in Brentwood alongside the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service's senior team. 

The meeting is taking place on Wednesday, June 20 between 6.30pm and 8pm at Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Hutton, CM13 2NS.

Mr Hirst said: “I hold regular public meetings across the length and breadth of the county. They are a great way to hear from local communities directly and we can help them resolve community safety issues.

"Very often a joint approach is the answer to a problem. With a panel of experts on hand, our public meetings are a great way to find the solutions together.”

Sitting alongside Roger Hirst will be Jane Gardner, the Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, and Chief Inspector Lewis Basford, Essex Police’s Brentwood District Commander.

They will also be joined by representatives from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and the local Community Safety Partnership.

A briefing document will be published a few days before the meeting on