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Council becomes a Hate Incident Reporting Centre

Published on Friday, 6th April 2018

Maldon District residents are now able to report hate crime incidents to specially trained Hate Crime Ambassadors.

The Maldon District Council Offices is now a Hate Incident Reporting Centre (HIRC). HIRCs provide an alternative place to report hate crime and hate incidents, either as a victim or a witness, when people feel uncomfortable reporting directly to the police. The Centre will work in collaboration with the police and other partner agencies to provide support and advice on hate crime and join other HIRCs across the county.

Maldon District Council Officers have received specialist training from Essex Police.

People who want to report a hate incident, but would prefer not to speak directly to a police officer, can contact a Hate Crime Ambassador by email communitysafety@maldon.gov.uk, telephone 01621 854477 or by coming in to reception and asking for a member of the Community Safety Team.

A hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity. This can be committed against a person or property.

For more information please email the Community Safety Team communitysafety@maldon.gov.uk.