Top police officer in Essex to hold public meeting in Uttlesford

THE new chief constable of Essex, Jim Barker-McCardle, will be holding a public meeting in Saffron Walden on Wednesday December 2. The Essex Police Authority has organised the event to give people the opportunity to discuss local policing issues with the

THE new chief constable of Essex, Jim Barker-McCardle, will be holding a public meeting in Saffron Walden on Wednesday December 2.

The Essex Police Authority has organised the event to give people the opportunity to discuss local policing issues with the county's police chief.

Senior police officers, members of the neighbourhood policing teams and community safety partnership representatives will also be on hand to answer questions.

The Essex Police Authority has said that any feedback from members of the public is highly valued and will contribute to shaping future policing activity in the area.


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Mr Barker-McCardle, 48, is married and has a 19-year-old daughter. He was born in Southend-on-Sea and later moved to Kent.

After joining Kent Police Force in 1981 and serving in a number of uniform and detective roles, he was appointed assistant chief constable in 1999. He was appointed the chief constable of Essex on September 8.

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The public meeting is being held at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber at the Uttlesford District Council offices on London Road.

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