Synthetic cannabinoid substances, which are commonly known by the name ‘Spice’, are a growing concern for police forces across the UK – as they cause users exhibit highly unpredictable, and often extremely aggressive behaviour.
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
It is an honour to serve the residents of Kent as their Police and Crime Commissioner. As I reach the midpoint in my first term, as one of the second generation of PCCs, I have seen time and time again how we have been able to respond decisively and quickly to the challenges in our
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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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
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 in Kent and Medway.
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
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.