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.
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…
I spoke to KMFM yesterday about the Conference I hosted looking at this issue. As many as 40% of victims of domestic abuse might be men, when nationally, only 20% of recorded crimes are against males.
I appeared on BBC Breakfast last week to talk about the national efficiency report in my role as the Lead Police and Crime Commissioner for Police Performance. I talked about the significant levels of demand that Policing is experiencing across the country and the amount of work that Officers and Staff have to do for…
A further appearance but to discuss the local report for Kent.
Early start this morning as I was at New Broadcasting House in London to talk to the BBC about the latest reports by the inspectorate of Policing on efficiency.
My letter to The Guardian was published this week following the report by Dame Elis Angiolini on deaths in Police custody.
Please SHARE this post: I’m proud to have helped bring the scheme back, which so far has benefited over 200 young people in Kent. The aspiration is to go county wide!
I spoke to KMFM about the number of Police Officers being assaulted in Kent reaching one per day on average. #ProtectTheProtectors campaign much needed.