Volunteer Police Cadets will be in every part of the county by the end of this year – there were none when I was elected in 2016.
Posts by Matthew Scott
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent.Follow @
Matthew Scott: We don’t need new ‘Tsars’ to oversee the fight against knife crime – we’ve already got PCCs
It would be more effective to make good use of the elected, accountable and effective system that is already in place.
Matthew Scott: Ignore the outdated, inaccurate criticisms – we Police and Crime Commissioners are making a positive difference
It’s easy to gripe, but the role, done well, can be powerful, transformative and create greater transparency.
Matthew Scott: What we Police Commissioners hope for in the Budget. And what we should continue to give in return.
Calling for more money and doing nothing different, as others in the public sector often do, is not an option. We as PCCs will continue our reforming approach.
We should also be aware of any risks to privacy or individual freedom, but in Kent the technology is working well.
Matthew Scott: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
We must ensure that those in need of help get the right support from the appropriate service.