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Privacy Policy

Essex Police is committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to this web site.

Use of Personal Information

All information provided to Essex Police via this web site will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless required to do so by law. Where the provision of personal data is required to enable us to provide a specific service to the user the details will only be used for the stated purpose. All communications with Essex Police may be monitored for the purposes of public safety, the prevention and detection of crime, and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

Non personal usage statistics

Essex Police collects non-personalised statistics generated by an automated monitoring program and reserves the right to analyse this information to improve the site. This information includes the number of pages viewed, the length of time viewed and errors encountered. No details are gathered which would reveal personal details either directly or via a third party.


This privacy statement only covers the pages at It does not cover links to other sites which may be accessed from the Essex Police Media Centre pages and are not owned or operated by Essex Police. Links made to other Internet sites are regularly reviewed for suitability and we reserve the right to add or remove links from our web site at any time. When a visitor is about to leave the Essex Police Internet site using such a hyperlink, every effort will be made to warn you. A link to an external web site will always open in a new browser window to indicate the site is separate from the Essex Police site. Users should assure themselves that the privacy policies of such referred sites are acceptable to them before interacting with such sites. Essex Police accepts no responsibility for users’ interaction with referred sites or any consequences thereof.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are text files, which identify your computer to our servers. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your computer. If you do not accept cookies some features on our sites will not work as we intend. For precise instructions appropriate to your web browser select ‘help’ from your menu bar and search for cookies.

By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.

If you would like to know more about these policies please contact Essex Police at Alternatively you can write to the Essex Police Media and Public Relations Department, PO Box 2, Headquarters, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DA.