Essex Police’s Marine Unit has carried patrols ahead of Clacton Airshow

Officers from the Essex Police marine unit have been carrying out proactive patrols in preparation for the Clacton Airshow on August 24 and 25.

The unit, which patrols more than 350 miles of coastline, has been working alongside the force’s operational support group, local officers and partners, including the beach patrol and RNLI, to build upon the safety and security plans already in place for the event.

And while most eyes will be looking to the skies, visitors can also expect to see a whole host of police activity on the ground helping to keep them safe.

These include high visibility patrols and police dogs, plain clothes officers and state-of-the-art CCTV.

In the build up to the event,the force’s drone will be used to assist officers on the ground to help deter and detect anyone intent on committing illegal activity.

Acting Chief Inspector Tony Adams said: “As with last year’s event, we are expecting a large number of visitors to Clacton so please be patient if you are in a queue and cooperate with any security requests and searches.

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