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Episode 8: Local, national and European chat

Episode 8: Local, national and European chat

The latest episode of the Police and Crime Podcast is here! Just me this time, talking about local issues such as 101, the Violence Reduction Challenge and rural crime, national issues such as Police pay and the independent review of the mental health act, and the European issue…
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Episode 7: Holding to account – the role of a PCC

Episode 7: Holding to account – the role of a PCC

The Podcast has had a refresh! Listen to my exchange with Kent Chief Constable Alan Pughsley on antisocial behaviour, 101 and crime recording; my clip of my speech about the positives that social media can bring for politics and business and an interview with a local radio station about the role of a PCC.
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Episode 6: Mental Health Awareness Week

Episode 6: Mental Health Awareness Week

In the latest episode of my live question and answer sessions, I talk about Mental Health Awareness Week. I have highlighted some ways in which people can seek assistance as well as some of the local projects that I have funded to help offer more support. I speak about the Mental Health Act review and

Episode 5: Changes at the Home Office

Episode 5: Changes at the Home Office

In today’s episode, I do the Q&A on Twitter for the first time as well as Facebook. You’ll hear my thoughts on the changes at the Home Office, mental health, pavement parking, stop and search and powers for dealing with illegal incursions. I also condemn the threats made to Kent’s Mosques.
I also get questions

Episode 4: Bobbies on the tweet

Episode 4: Bobbies on the tweet

In this latest Podcast, I talk about the use of social media by the Police and politicians, the Serious Violence Strategy and mental health funding. Plus, I answer your questions about council tax, Police cadets, attendance of Police at local events and my role.
Where to listen/download:
Apple Podcasts | Web Player | Facebook | Pocket

Episode 3: Roads policing and more

Episode 3: Roads policing and more

I battle valiantly through a sore throat and cold to answer your questions on roads policing, blue light collaboration, knife crime, antisocial behaviour and lorries. I also talk about the recent comments of the Victims Commissioner on police attendance at incidents, the changes at the CPS and ask some to stop criticising the Police for

Episode 2: Police effectiveness and demand

Episode 2: Police effectiveness and demand

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 neurological conditions, stop and search and roads Policing.
Where else to listen/download:
Apple Podcasts | Web

Episode 1: Performance and Delivery

Episode 1: Performance and Delivery

The first episode is the audio of my Facebook Live Question and Answer session, which followed my Kent Performance and Delivery meeting with the Chief Constable. I talk about antisocial behaviour, stalking and harassment, fraud investigations, PCSOs, my budget and roads Policing.