Decision details

Proposal for Increased Policing or Uniformed Presence in the District

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Options to consider for the Council providing a Police or uniformed presence for the District.


A further report on a proposed SLA with Essex Police, to fund 3 additional Police Officers within the District by the Council.


(1)        That further discussion be undertaken with Essex Police to fully determine the options and implications of the Council funding two Police Officers as part of a hybrid model of operation to improve levels of policing in the District;


(2)        That, as a short term measure, Parkguard security company be appointed to provide regular uniformed patrolling of the District during the period 2 January 2018 to March 31 2018, subject to further review, and that Sections 5 and 10 of the Council’s Procurement Rules be waived accordingly;


(3)        That a District Development Fund supplementary estimate in the sum of £25,000 for 2017/18 be recommended to the Council for approval to cover the costs of the appointment of Parkguard security company; and


(4)        That appropriate budget provision be made for the commissioning of a service on a longer-term basis from 2018/19.

Report author: Julie Chandler

Publication date: 12/12/2017

Date of decision: 07/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/12/2017

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