Contacting the Police:

101 is an easy and memorable number through which you can contact your local police force. This makes it easier to report crime and disorder in non-emergency circumstances and to support the police in tackling it. 

You should always call 999 when a crime is happening, when someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened. 

You should call 101 to contact the police in non-emergency circumstances such as reporting an incident that has already occurred, giving the police information about crime in your area and making general police enquiries. 101 calls are answered by an automated system which will transfer you to the local police force you need to speak to.

The Thaxted Neighbourhood Policing Team is committed to making your neighbourhood a safer place to live, work and visit. 

Thaxted is covered by the Uttlesford and Braintree community Policing team and covers areas including The Sampfords, Newport, Wimbish, Debden, Red Oaks Hill and Radwinter. You can contact the team direct via e-mail; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Police and Crimes Commissioner (PCC) for Essex is Roger Hirst. The PCC is responsible for the appointment of the Chief Constable, setting the Policing budget and other statutory activities.