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New Colchester police chief aims to exceed general public expectations

PUBLISHED: 17:54 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:54 17 July 2017

Shaun Kane, who is the new district commander for Colchester. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Shaun Kane, who is the new district commander for Colchester. Picture: ESSEX POLICE


The new district commander for Colchester says he believes in “traditional policing delivered in a modern way”.

Chief Inspector Shaun Kane leaves his current role as inspector for Braintree to take over as district commander from Chief Inspector Elliott Judge.

Mr Kane joined the Met in 1996 before moving to Essex to work across the county, and spent more than a year as temporary district commander for Basildon.

Mr Kane said: “I’m really looking forward to taking on a very busy district, and working with great teams, partners and the local community.

“I’m really keen to enhance links with our partners, such as the local council, working on mutually beneficial operations and initiatives.

“Leading the teams and officers at Basildon for over a year was a great experience for me. I’m looking forward to being able to transfer my experience of good work and best practices to my new role.

I have worked extensively with the south and west local policing areas so to work with the north is a very exciting new challenge for me.

“I believe in traditional policing but delivering it in a modern way with all the new innovations we are able to use now such as mobile data technology, automatic number plate recognition and social media.”

Mr Kane said he wanted his policing teams to exceed the public’s expectations.

He added: “I want to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, and to make the best use of all resources at hand. Our job is to protect people from serious harm and to increase satisfaction with the work the police do across Colchester.

“I am really passionate about public service and ensuring myself and my teams deliver our best on every shift.

“My aim is not to meet public expectations but to exceed them. I want to reduce crime across Colchester and make it a safer place for everyone who lives there.

“I’m passionate about listening to people, both the public and police officers. I will listen and I will tangibly act, reporting back to communities in Colchester.

“Keeping local people informed is vital, and so is putting victims at the heart of all we do.”

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