Author: Matthew

Progress tackling burglary

Progress tackling burglary

My decision to boost the recruitment of Police Officers in Kent is starting to make a difference. Last week, we got confirmation from the Home Office that in Kent, I boosted Police numbers by more than any other in the whole country.

Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

I recently invited you to submit questions to me for answer on YouTube and on the podcast! Here’s my comments on PCSO powers, thefts, Brexit, Speedwatch and recruitment.

Mental Health and Policing

Mental Health and Policing

For the first time, I’ve collated as much of the work I have done on mental health and policing as possible in to one place. This includes countless articles, videos, blogs and press releases, which you’ll see as you scroll through.

Holding to account

Holding to account

A key responsibility of a Police and Crime Commissioner is holding the Chief Constable to account – but what does that mean in practice?

Supporting local business

Supporting local business

Thank you to Network Kent for allowing me to speak to your small business members this morning about my role as a PCC and how I’m making sure that the needs of business are being met in policing and community safety.

Brexit and Kent’s roads

Brexit and Kent’s roads

I’ve been meeting with Ministers from the Department for Transport and others to make sure our roads flow smoothly after we leave the European Union, and that Kent council taxpayers aren’t footing the bill.

Dementia Training event

Dementia Training event

West Kent’s emergency services come together for a joint training event to learn more about supporting people living with dementia and their families.

Matthew to stand again for PCC

Matthew to stand again for PCC

Kent’s current Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, has been unanimously re-selected by Kent Conservatives and will stand again as the Conservative candidate for Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner on 7th May 2020.

Working together on homelessness

Working together on homelessness

I’ve been visiting the brilliant Porchlight charity in #Canterbury today to talk about how we can work together with the Police to support rough sleepers and the homeless.