A brand new film showing the wide range of work performed by Essex Police has been released.

Entitled "Essex Police: Did You Know?", the film features officers, PCSOs and police staff from all across the force.

Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle said: "I'm very proud to lead the men and women of Essex Police, who work tirelessly to protect us day and night, every day of the year. Whilst much police work takes place very much in full view, other crucial work is necessarily conducted out of the public eye. All this police activity is essential to keeping us safe.

"Some people may be surprised by the sheer breadth and range of activities that the force undertakes, but the core message of the film is absolutely right. For us, it's just a typical day."

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Essex Nick Alston said: "I've been greatly impressed by the commitment and professionalism of the officers, PCSOs, police staff and Specials that I've met since becoming PCC. There are a lot of very dedicated people out there day and night, committed to protecting us and reducing crime in our county. This film brings that message home very clearly."