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Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Matthew Scott

As your local Police & Crime Commissioner, my focus has always been on making Kent safer.

I have recruited 665 more Police and 50 more PCSOs. As a result, crime has been falling. This includes reductions in burglary, knife crime and antisocial behaviour. Drugs gangs have been shut down. More offenders are being charged and brought to justice. And there has been substantial investment in resources to tackle violence.

I want to do more to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour. So I will:

  • Recruit another 300 Police Officers and ensure they are active in our urban, rural and coastal 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

I live in the county with my wife and two children. From a policing family, I understand what Officers and Staff need – and having run a community association, served as a School Governor and been an active local councillor, I have the experience of speaking up for neighbourhoods and delivering improvements.

I am a successful mental health campaigner. I advise the Government on issues relating to mental health and policing and have secured changes in the law that will better support those living with mental health conditions.

I also have experience of setting up a business and am the Chairman of a national company.

Help make Kent safer – please vote for me to be your Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 6 May.

Prepared by Andrew Kennedy (Agent), Conservative Campaign HQ, Suite 2, Business Centre, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6EN

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