Priti on patrol with police in Witham
Witham MP Priti Patel has been out on the beat with local police in Witham town. She joined Special Sergeant Simon Jesse as he patrolled two miles of local streets. With additional resources for policing, Witham has its own dedicated town policing team, including specials, also backed by the Town Council.
Priti, who has campaigned for more policing in Witham and, during her time as Home Secretary, provided new funding to help take the numbers of police officers in Essex to a record high of over 3,700, said: “Keeping our streets safe, stopping crime and supporting victims are priorities for me and I am pleased to see that we now have more visible policing on our streets. Those new officers are working hard investigating crime, apprehending criminals and protecting the hard-working, law-abiding majority. Police officers being out on patrol is reassuring for residents and businesses in Witham and sends a message to those intent on taking part in criminal and anti-social activities that we have proactive policing in Witham, determined to bring them to face justice.”
Commenting on patrolling the Town with S/Sgt Jesse, Priti added: “Simon is one our local heroes and does a wonderful job in making us all safer. Having local police out on the beat is a vital part of community policing and Simon and his colleagues are valued by local residents and businesses. They are making a positive difference to fighting crime and anti-social behaviour in Witham.”
S/Sgt Jesse said: “It is always a pleasure to see Priti and to go out on the streets with her. Priti’s continued interest in our work is greatly appreciated, as is her support for policing in Witham.”