First of all, thank you to everyone who sent Nina and I good wishes following the birth of our first child. Georgina is nearly four weeks old already and both Mum and baby are doing well.
I promised that PCSO powers would be reviewed when I was elected – now the Chief Constable of Kent has agreed to increase them.
Kent Police is the first in the country to train volunteers to use Policing powers around the county. Here’s my views.
In October, I will be launching a new Restorative Justice (RJ) service for the county.
Speaking at the 2017 National Police Federation Conference on mental health and welfare. Skip to 20mins 51seconds in.
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.
Matthew has drawn up a list of more than 50 things he has achieved seen being elected Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016
On Radio 5Live talking about male victims of domestic abuse.
Today, the Police and Crime Act received Royal Assent and therefore becomes law, bringing with it new powers and responsibilities for Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables.
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.