Essex has the country’s first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.
Roger Hirst, was elected to become Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in May 2016. He then took on his new role as the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex on the 1st of October.
He is the first PCC in the country to take on the governance of the fire and rescue service as well as the police. It mean's he'll be responsible for setting the strategy and budget of the fire service in Essex.