Crime prevention


Burglars can strike at any time but most burglaries can be prevented by securing your home. The Essex Police website provides practical advice to help you protect yourself and your property. Find out more about domestic burglary.

Protecting your property

Marking your possessions makes them less attractive to burglars because they are harder to sell on. Find out more about protecting your property.


Thinking carefully about security and the layout of your garden can help protect it and your home from crime. Find out more about garden security.

Rogue traders

Rogue traders often target vulnerable members of the community offering household property services. Using any method to obtain as much money as possible, they will often only do the job to a poor standard or not do the work at all. Find out more about rogue traders.

Bogus callers

Most people who call at your home will be genuine but it’s important to be on your guard and remember there are bogus callers about. Find out more about bogus callers.