Discussion Circles – Essex Police

Discussion Circles – Essex Police

Further to our towards excellence conference held earlier this year, Essex Police is keen to continue and broaden the conversations that were started. To this end, we have developed the following suggested themes for discussion circles, and would appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

The list is not exhaustive, and you are welcome to add to it.

  • Listen to the voice of victims and/or their representatives
  • Listen to our community groups and/or their representatives
  • Facilitate discussions on all aspects of policing practice, including disparities in our Use of Force
  • Explore and initiate new collaborative working partnerships and begin meaningful community engagement
  • Identify community champions to help build trusting relationships between diverse communities and Police officers


We would also like to join you at any relevant events you might be organising, so please let us know.

Excellence in policing is possible but your involvement is essential.

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. My works email address is Colin.Richards@essex.police.uk, or if you would prefer to call me my works mobile number is 07971 902 092.


Black Communities’ Discussion Circle Monday 23rd January 2023 – time to be confirmed

LGBTQ+ Discussion Circle Monday 6th February 2023 – 17:00 – 18:00

Disability & Sensory Impairment Discussion Circle 21st February 2023 -17:00 – 18:00

VAWG (Violence against Women & Girls) Discussion Circle Monday 6th February 2023 17:00 – 18:00

Jamie Langstone