Author: Matthew

Diary: 3 October 2017

First of all, thank you to everyone who sent Nina and I good wishes following the birth of our first child. Georgina is nearly four weeks old already and both Mum and baby are

Read More »

Radio: Increasing PCSO powers

I promised that PCSO powers would be reviewed when I was elected – now the Chief Constable of Kent has agreed to increase them.

Read More »

TV: Volunteering benefits Policing

Kent Police is the first in the country to train volunteers to use Policing powers around the county. Here’s my views.

Read More »

Diary: 18 September 2017

In October, I will be launching a new Restorative Justice (RJ) service for the county.

Read More »

Video: Police Federation Conference

Speaking at the 2017 National Police Federation Conference on mental health and welfare. Skip to 20mins 51seconds in.

Read More »

Parliament Street: Preventing demand, not just managing it

A policy paper first written for the Parliament Street Joseph Chamberlain Policy Centre on the need to prevent mental health demand, not just manage it.

Read More »

Delivering for Kent: 50 things in my first year

Matthew has drawn up a list of more than 50 things he has achieved seen being elected Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016

Read More »

Radio: 5Live show on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

On Radio 5Live talking about male victims of domestic abuse.

Read More »

Blog: The Police and Crime Act 2017

Today, the Police and Crime Act received Royal Assent and therefore becomes law, bringing with it new powers and responsibilities for Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables.

Read More »

ConHome: Making mental health a priority

Responding to mental health incidents is a substantial issue and there will always be times where it is appropriate that a police response is dispatched.

Read More »