An update from Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner
Thank you for re-electing me!
I am delighted to have been chosen again by the people of Kent to be your Police and Crime Commissioner with over 56% of the vote on the first round.
You have placed a lot of faith in me; with over 237,000 of you lending me your votes. I will do everything I can to repay your confidence and redouble my efforts to make our county safer. My plan is to work with Kent Police to:
• Recruit another 300 Police Officers and ensure they are active in our urban and rural areas
• Work with residents, businesses and communities to prevent and reduce crime and antisocial behaviour
• Expand the popular Police Cadets scheme for young people and bring back teams of Schools Officers
• Make our streets safer for all road users
• Boost the support available for all victims of crime and abuse
• Tackle gangs and county lines and get drugs and weapons off our streets
Once again – thank you for your support.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is always an important opportunity for us all to talk about this important issue.
After a difficult year for so many of us, it remains something that should be at the top of the agenda for Government and society as a whole.
We all have a part to play in supporting one another with the nation’s mental health. I’m pleased that the Queen’s Speech included a commitment to doing just this.
Read more of my blog by clicking here.
Funding secured to help victims
My team and I have secured extra cash for services specially designed to help people who’ve suffered either domestic abuse or sexual violence.
This will mean more help for those who need it most.
Click here to read more.