Stansted Mountfitchet is a safe place to live. Its proximity, however, to a major airport, motorway and rail route provide opportunities for criminals from outside the area to engage in petty crime in Stansted. Below you can find information on crime-related matters, along with advice and details of community policing events in the parish.

Total number of criminal incidents in Stansted Mountfitchet – 2021

  • Anti Social Behaviour – 172
  • Robbery – 7
  • Burglary – 29
  • Vehicle Crime – 46
  • Violent Crime -303
  • Drugs -22
  • Criminal Damage & Arson – 53
  • Shoplifting – 21
  • Theft – 56

*Source ukcrimestats.com

Meet Our Community Policing Team

Each year the Parish Council sets aside funds to support policing in our community.

A Police Community Support Officer is shared between ourselves, Elsenham and Henham. Each of the three parish councils contribute to fund the position. The £10,200 we spend employing a PCSO means our community benefits from safer streets and a more reassuring police presence.

In 2022 to support our PCSO and boost police ties to the community, we invested a little over £1000 to fund a Special Police Constable to focus solely on our village.

Steve Dale

Steve Dale

Special Constable

SPC Steve Dale is an experienced special police constable who recently swapped his beat from Newport to Stansted. where he is a long-standing resident. He feels especially proud to now being served his community. As a special constable he has the same authority as a full time officer.

Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart

Police Community Support Officer

Police Community Support Officer Alex Stewart has been with us since the start of the year, having replaced previous post holder Nikki Morris. PCSO Stewart is particularly keen to work with residents to reduce the kind of low level crime that affects our village.

PCSO Stewart conducts regular patrols of the village, assist with SpeedWatch to reduce dangerous driving along our roads, and participate in police operations to clamp down on knife crime and county lines drug activities. SPC Dale is contracted to work 17.5hrs a week as a special police constable for our community.

The community police team also set up and help run events to educate residents how to avoid scams, prevent theft and report crime.

They also make themselves available to residents at regular meet-ups held at various spots around the village including the TouchPoint Cafe at the Day Centre on Thursdays, and outside the Co-op Store on Lower Street, among other locations.

See the details of their next street meet-ups opposite.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS IN JUNE & JULY

Our PCSO and Special Constable regularly attend the TouchPoint Cafe at the Day Centre.

TOUCH POINT

  • Thursday, June 9 (1-3pm)
  • Thursday June 23 (3-5pm)
  • Thursday June 30 (3-5pm)
  • Thursday July 7 (11am-12pm) – This is part of the Policing Our Parish. Details to follow.
  • Thursday July 28 July (3-5pm)

STREET BEATS

Saturday, June 11 (10am-12pm) Walpole Meadow area

Sunday, June 19 – (10am-12pm) – Gilby Crescent/Rainsford Road area

Saturday, July 2 (5-7pm) Skate Park/Co-op

Sunday, July 24 (12-2pm) Coltsfield

HOW TO CONTACT SPECIAL POLICE CONSTABLE & POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICER

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes aim to encourage individuals and communities to reduce and prevent crime in their areas by working together and liaising with the police in their areas. By setting up or joining a Neighbourhood Watch initiative you can address issues relating to antisocial behaviour, create safer neighbourhoods and build community spirit and cohesion. You can find out more at the ourwatch.org.uk.

There are currently two schemes up and running in Stansted Mountfitchet — one covering the Foresthall Park estate, and another for Walpole Meadows.

Forest Hall Park

The scheme is to support the individuals of Forest Hall Park to create a safer, stronger and active local community and to assist in the reduction of crime in the area. Contact the scheme co-ordinator

Neighbourhood Watch Forest Hall Park

Walpole Meadows

Walpole Meadows is one of the newer neighbourhoods within the village of Stansted Mountfichet. You can join the scheme by contacting its co-ordinator.

Neighbourhood Watch in Walpole Meadows

For news of crime prevention initiatives and updates on how the Essex Police are working to keep our village safe, visit our news section