APCC Lead for Mental Health APCC Lead for Performance Conservative Spokesman on Brexit
Police performance has been in the spotlight consistently in recent months. Death on the streets of London, an increase in the number of incidents reported to police, and fewer justice outcomes have all contributed to increased concerns.
I’ve launched a survey of young people to get their views on their experiences online. Here I tell KMFM why.
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…
My letter to The Guardian was published this week following the report by Dame Elis Angiolini on deaths in Police custody.
Last year, Dr Rick Muir of the Police Foundation said that “PCCs have unlocked innovation in policing policy”, with our roles having “led to new ways of doing things”. I wrote two weeks ago about how we are influencing mental health policy – we are doing the same with technology too.
Just over a year ago, I wrote for this site about the substantial challenges that police forces were facing with cases involving mental health.
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.
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.