Essex Police launch Operation Christmas Presence

Essex Police launch Operation Christmas Presence

Essex Police launch Operation Christmas Presence

First published in News

ESSEX Police teamed up with Lakeside Shopping Centre to launch this year’s Operation Christmas Presence earlier today.
 

The operation will see officers working with the West Thurrock shopping centre’s security staff to ensure shoppers have an enjoyable and crime-free experience at Lakeside over the festive period.


There will be increased patrols of the centre and its car parks, including officers on push bikes and motorcycles circling the centre’s 15 outdoor car parks.
 

Sergeant Chris Hay, who leads the policing team at Lakeside, said: “Every day we work in close partnership with Lakeside, so it is only natural we step this up at the busiest time of year.


“Lakeside is and always has been a safe place to shop, and with the additional police resources in place through Operation Christmas Presence, we can not only reassure shoppers of this safety, but also send out a robust message to criminals that they are not welcome here.”


Operation Christmas Presence has been used by Essex Police at Lakeside since 2008.

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10:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

SaveOurStanford says...

Very Annoyed I am paying for Essex Police to protect our homes, children and neighborhoods, NOT to Patrol lotta shops that can well afford there own security, tagging sytems, cctv and detectives.
Lakeside should be ashamed of putting more strain on Essex Police when they have there own so called security team and vechiles.
In Fobbing, corringham & stanford a massive area we dont have a police station anymore and yet they have at lakeside is a joke.
Lakeside sort your own house before draining taxes on Essex Police.
Very Annoyed I am paying for Essex Police to protect our homes, children and neighborhoods, NOT to Patrol lotta shops that can well afford there own security, tagging sytems, cctv and detectives. Lakeside should be ashamed of putting more strain on Essex Police when they have there own so called security team and vechiles. In Fobbing, corringham & stanford a massive area we dont have a police station anymore and yet they have at lakeside is a joke. Lakeside sort your own house before draining taxes on Essex Police. SaveOurStanford
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6:53am Wed 21 Nov 12

ebagumtrebor says...

I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately we know that Lakeside doesn't like their reputation for muggings, gang fights etc to come to the fore at Christmas. Not good for business. Still the opening of the shopping centre at Stratford will do more to ease that than the police will.
I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately we know that Lakeside doesn't like their reputation for muggings, gang fights etc to come to the fore at Christmas. Not good for business. Still the opening of the shopping centre at Stratford will do more to ease that than the police will. ebagumtrebor
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