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Making illegal incursions a criminal offence

Making illegal incursions a criminal offence

I wholly support the proposal announced by our Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, to extend police powers to cover illegal incursions and make it a criminal matter, rather than just civil. This follows her predecessor’s consultation earlier this year. As a Police & Crime Commissioner I set the policing pritorities for my county…

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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.

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?

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.