Meet Our New District Commander


District Commander Jo Collins

SOUTHEND’S new police district commander insists maintaining trust and confidence in the force from the city is a top priority.

District commander, chief inspector Jo Collins, has lived in the area for nearly 30 years and is now responsible for officers who respond to 999 calls and who are solving and preventing crime across Southend.

Ch Insp Collins wants to address the myth that all the policing resources are concentrated on the tourist areas.

She said: “The perception might be that we’re focused on the seafront, but we have neighbourhood and ward officers in every area across the entire district.

Click on the link below to listen to her story:


Do you have a question for the Commander?

A representative of Shoebury Residents Association (SRA) attends the IAG meetings at Southend Police HQ to listen to the latest crime statistics, but if any member has a question they want to put to the commander, please let us know using our email address: