52 more po­lice of­fi­cers on way

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Most mem­bers of the pub­lic say they would like to see more po­lice of­fi­cers on the streets. Well, an­other 52 are on the way.

Guests at their pass­ing out pa­rade at Kent Po­lice head­quar­ters in Sut­ton Road, Maid­stone, in­cluded Chief Con­sta­ble Alan Pugh­s­ley and Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Matthew Scott.

Mr Scott said: “I know from the many con­ver­sa­tions I have with res­i­dents right across Kent and Med­way that the num­ber one thing they want to see is lo­cal polic­ing. So I have made pro­vid­ing vis­i­ble neigh­bour­hood polic­ing and ef­fec­tive roads polic­ing a pri­or­ity for the Chief Con­sta­ble and I have raised money through the coun­cil tax pre­cept and re­leased funds from the force’s re­serves to help him de­liver on that.”

The num­ber of Kent Po­lice full­time of­fi­cers is now 3,262.

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