Thank you to everyone working over the festive period to keep us safe.
I spoke to BBC Radio Kent’s Lembit Opik on Friday morning about the routine arming of police officers and tackling violent crime.
Tomorrow, Parliament debates much needed legislation to give response drivers the protection they need in law. I hope it succeeds.
Today was the first of what I hope will be a regular feature on BBC Radio Kent – an hour long phone in on Policing and Crime.
Synthetic cannabinoid substances, which are commonly known by the name ‘Spice’, are a growing concern for police forces across the UK – as they cause users exhibit highly unpredictable, and often extremely aggressive behaviour.
In this edition, I talk about the latest national and local report by independent inspectors into effectiveness of Police Forces, demand on Policing generally and Kent Police’s new recruitment campaign. I also answer questions on a variety of subjects including…
Interview with KMTV following the Police and Crime Panel’s decision to support my increase of 200 Police Officers.
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.
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.
A further appearance but to discuss the local report for Kent.