Author: Matthew

Episode 2: Police effectiveness and demand

In this edition, I talk about the latest national and local report by independent inspectors into effectiveness of Police Forces, demand on Policing generally and Kent Police’s new recruitment campaign. I also answer questions on a variety of

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Diary: 19 March 2018

I am grateful to all the Officers and Staff who took the time to speak with me and answer questions during my “all out” programme of visits across the county last week. I spent time in all parts

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Cyberbullying survey launched

I’ve launched a survey of young people to get their views on their experiences online. Here I tell KMFM why.

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Video: Policing uplift approved

Interview with KMTV following the Police and Crime Panel’s decision to support my increase of 200 Police Officers.

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Boosting Kent’s frontline – up to 200 more Police Officers and 80 more Police staff

Today I am announcing my draft funding proposals for Kent Police for 2018/19.Over the past year, I have continued touring the county and speaking with local residents, community groups, businesses and charities to seek their views on Policing

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Blog: Giving highly-trained response drivers the protection they need to do their job

PCCs are elected to hold Chief Constable to account, set the Budget and council tax precept, decide Policing priorities for our area and commission services for victims of crime. But we also need to make sure that the

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Radio: Investment in restorative justice doubled

Ashford MP and First Secretary of State Damian Green joined the Chief Constable and I to launch my new restorative justice service. The new victim-focussed service will help reduce re-offending and enable victims to hold perpetrators to account.
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Diary: 30 November 2017

The Budget was announced in Parliament on 22 November by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Whilst it was a good Budget for a number of industries and groups, there was nothing specific in there on this occasion for

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Radio: Male victims of domestic abuse in Kent

I spoke to KMFM yesterday about the Conference I hosted looking at this issue. As many as 40% of victims of domestic abuse might be men, when nationally, only 20% of recorded crimes are against males.

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Diary: 13 November 2017

I appeared on BBC Breakfast last week to talk about the national efficiency report in my role as the Lead Police and Crime Commissioner for Police Performance. I talked about the significant levels of demand that Policing is

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