A top community cop is preparing to step into the role of Neighbourhood Inspector for towns across the district.

Inspector Marc Jordan, who is currently the 999 Response Inspector for the entire of West Essex, will police Epping, Loughton, Waltham Abbey and Ongar.

The ex City of London officer, who has extensive experience working within community teams, said that he is looking forward to tackling the district’s biggest issues.

He said: “It will be a big challenge. that is why I asked for it.

“The biggest issues are burglaries which are increasing year on year, and cross border crime from London.

“I am looking forward to increasing community engagement and addressing issues such as nuisance behaviour, especially in Loughton."

Marc has experience working with community issues in Thurrock and says that his team there was successful in reducing crime.

He said: “I wanted to come back into community policing because I find it more of a challenge, I worked in Thurrock before and we saw some great results."

Residents of Epping Forest have already taken to Twitter to tell Marc about the issues in the district, and wish him luck in his new post.

Ex Mayor Ben Murphy said: “Congratulations Inspector Marc Jordan who will lead the neighbourhood policing team in Epping Forest. Top priority is burglary, right Inspector?”

Marc will take his new post on March 4, and says that he is hoping to meet community action teams in his first few weeks.

He said: “I will try to get to all of the Neighbourhood Action meetings as soon as possible.”

Another policeman making a career move is Stephen Kavanagh, who has been announced Essex Police’s new Chief Constable.

Formerly a deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Stephen was announced as leader of the County’s police force, after being put forward by Police Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston.

At a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel, on February 21, Stephen was confirmed as the Chief Constable in a unanimous decision.