Priorities and performance
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) must produce a Police and Crime Plan (called the Safer in Kent plan) that sets out their vision and priorities for policing and community safety in the county. The current plan sets out the following priorities:
View the full Safer in Kent Plan on the PCC's website.
- put victims and witnesses first
- tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
- provide visible, local policing at the heart of our policing model
- protect the public from harm and ensure an effective response to those who are most vulnerable in our communities
- deliver an efficient and effective service that represents value for money
- meet our national policing commitments
- develop and support our committed workforce
The Chief Constable develops strategies to deliver the objectives and priorities set out in the plan and is held to account by the PCC.
Both the PCC and Chief Constable share a vision:
'Our joint vision is for Kent to be a safe place for people to live, work and visit. By protecting the public from harm, we will allow our communities to flourish and by working with the public and partners, we will provide a first class policing service that is both visible and accessible. We will retain neighbourhood policing as the bedrock of policing in Kent. We will be there when the public need us and we will act with integrity in all that we do.'