Author: Matthew

Blog: Mental Health Awareness Week

Blog: Mental Health Awareness Week

The shopping centre manager walked towards me with an urgency that you don’t often see. I was giving out surveys to passers by when he approached me with concerns about the welfare of a young person who was threatening to take their own life in the car park. They had convinced this person

Episode 2: Police effectiveness and demand

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 subjects including neurological conditions, stop and search and roads Policing.
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Diary: 19 March 2018

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 of the Force listening and learning about daily business and issues I could help with. I will

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

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 Police have the powers they need to get the job done and support changes in the law

Radio: Investment in restorative justice doubled

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.

Diary: 30 November 2017

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 Policing. We now look to the annual Police Grant announcement in late December for what our allocation