1. Increasing the numbers of warranted offices and Special constables ensuring they reflect the diversity of the population of Kent.
High-visibility neighbourhood policing is critical to cutting crime and building safer communities. I will increase the number of warranted officers and and I will work with the Police Federation, local councils and staff unions to find other ways of making savings including increasing collaboration with neighbouring forces and other services, including looking at joint ambulance, fire and police control centres.
2. Tackling child sexual exploitation.
The failure of different agencies to share information on cases has meant missed opportunities to protect children and vulnerable people. I will establish Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs across
Kent and support police officers in using all necessary methods with the aim of safeguarding victims, disrupting perpetrators and increasing prosecutions.
3. Zero tolerance on domestic abuse.
The current Commissioner, as the person responsible for the policy direction of the force. I would meet the challenge by adopting a radical new approach in dealing with domestic abuse which would include a major increase in training provision for all officers, and working with partners to identify victims earlier.
4. Tackling online crime.
I will develop a specific local strategy for dealing with cyber crime and new forms of criminal activity, especially scams affecting older people. Cyber crime is on the increase and police should not be complacent when people and small business across Kent are being targeted.
5. Cracking down on pschyo-active substances.
I will campaign for stronger legislation to tackle the alarming rise in the use of so-called “legal-highs” across Kent which is leading to more serious and persistent abuse amongst young people. I will support the Bill going before Parliament to give the police more powers to crack down on suppliers.
6. Support increasing use of CCTV and roaming CCTV cameras
In areas of persistent and recurring crime and to introduce speed cameras in areas of high accident levels.