Essex Police are vowing to take robust action against fans planning to cause trouble at Euro 2016.
Since June 9, officers have been working on Operation Novella at Southend and Stansted airports and Harwich International Port, checking football-related travellers on particular flights and ferries to France.
It’s part of a national operation coordinated by the UK Football Policing Unit.
Prior to the championships, all people with current banning orders have been required to hand in their passports.
Any found to have football banning orders and trying to travel to France will be detained and prosecuted.
Officers are also checking all travellers with convictions for violence or disorder and have powers under the Football Spectators Act 1989 to detain people and if necessary prevent them from travelling.
Officers are also acting on information about people suspected to have been involved in football-related violent disorder in France, and are supporting the French authorities, assisting victims and identifying witnesses.
Essex Police has public order operations in place for every home nation fixture and increased police presence every time an England game is played.
Working with licensed premises and other partner agencies, specialist public order officers support local officers at identified locations and town centres across Essex to deal swiftly and robustly with any football-related disturbances.
Throughout the championships, police and the Safer Essex Roads Partnership will be engaging with supporters who travel to pubs and bars in town centres to watch matches to talk about consequences of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.
Historically, offences of domestic abuse increase during major football tournaments and Essex Police is working with partners to run a social media awareness campaign, which directs victims to support services and reminds potential offenders of the consequences of their actions.
Anyone who has witnessed football-related disorder in France is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org