A CHIEF Inspector with Essex Police has appeared in court in relation to charges of making indecent images of children.
Ben Hodder, 34, from Thurrock appeared at Basildon magistrates court.
Wearing a brown jacket and red tie, Hodder only spoke to confirm his name.
District Judge, John Woollard adjourned the case to November 22nd when Hodder will make his next appearance at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The officer has been suspended from his post as area commander for Thurrock.