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Welcome to Essex Community Messaging

Essex’s free community alert service, making the community a safer place by putting you in touch with the authorities that matter to you.

ECM allows you to subscribe and receive specific alerts happening about in your local community based on your personal preferences.


Choose your interests:

Crime prevention, burglaries, vandalism, missing person appeals etc.


Choose how to receive your alerts:

Phone, email, text message or mobile app! (Find out more!)


By area(s):

School, home, places of work, elderly relatives

Registering for Essex Community Messaging is Safe, Secure and Easy
Follow the step by step instructions by clicking on the 'Join' button.


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Luke Collison

Chief Superintendent for Essex Police
“ECM has really helped Essex Police provide useful and up to date information to the communities of Essex thereby keeping them safe”
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Clive Stewart

Chair of Neighbourhood Watch
"Better Communication is the key to reduce crime and ECM fits that perfectly"
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Roger Hirst

Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
“Regular contact between the police and public is essential, and ECM can help deliver locally relevant information to keep communities safe.”