A big thank you this Volunteers’ Week

Throughout this period of emergency, there have been some stories of selflessness, determination and community spirit that have given people hope. This has taken many forms, with individuals, businesses and other groups working together to support those who are vulnerable. Policing, and the public, continue to benefit from incredible support Read more…

Mental health awareness week

The tragedy and disruption brought about by Covid-19 has torn through all aspects of everyday life. Going to work, buying a pint of milk, seeing a loved one, exercising, work, holidays, education, celebrations, worship… I could go on. Nothing is untouched and everything is different. For policing, the impact has Read more…

COVID-19: blog seven

I have been allocated an extra £624,000 to distribute to organisations who support victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Kent. Charities and other eligible groups are now being invited to bid into this pot of money, by 29 May. The Covid-19 outbreak has had a severe impact on Read more…

No police taser review required

I spoke with BBC Radio Kent yesterday to oppose renewed challenges to taser. They are important pieces of kit that help protect Police Officers and the public. There’s robust training and effective scrutiny locally. I supported Kent Police’s Chief Constable to roll them out to every frontline Officer who wants Read more…

COVID-19: blog six

This evening we will see what, if any, changes are made to the lockdown regulations and what this will mean for the next few weeks. Speculation over the last week or so has been somewhat unhelpful – I hope it hasn’t given too much hope of substantial change if there Read more…

COVID-19: blog five

I begin this report having just completed a 128-person Video Conference Call – I spoke to Kent Police Senior Leaders about the current situation and how my team and I have been working with Chief Officers in recent weeks. It was a good opportunity to pass on my best wishes to all of them and their teams, although via a different method than in the past.

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