The Home Office has provided the force with £4.3 million in relation to the UK leaving the EU.
This week, the Home Secretary has summoned Chief Constables to London for another meeting about the response to violent crime, following further murders outside of our county. It is absolutely vital that we all work together – Police Chiefs, PCCs, the Home Office, the criminal justice system and other agencies to join up our efforts…
Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, cut the ribbon to formally open the extension at Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind’s Offices in College Road on Friday morning, 1 March. Matthew was among a number of supporters who helped fund the £140,000 project, which has created more consultation rooms, training areas and office space. Matthew…
I stopped at Maidstone services recently during one of my cross county journeys recently when I bumped into a couple of Kent’s Roads Policing Officers.
Matthew Scott, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has welcomed a report published today that provides stark warnings about the number of young people involved in gangs and the response of statutory agencies across the country.
My latest newsletter is available to download now! Including information on the next recruitment drive and updates on tackling violence, Brexit, Police cadets and inspection results.
I’m part of a cross party Brexit working group of PCCs that has been looking at the impact on policing and security; working with Police Chiefs and others to make sure that plans are in place for whatever the outcome is after 29 March.
Let’s start with the acknowledgement of the good news – Kent Police have been deemed “outstanding” by the independent inspectors of Policing for the accuracy of its crime recording practices.
I’ve been visiting Kent Police Stations in Longport on this side of the Channel and Coquelles on the other as part of my programme of meetings with the different teams within the Force.
It’s a big week ahead as I announce my Budget plan for Kent Police for next year.