Kent Police patrols team up with CNC officers to keep Lydd safe
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An officer from each force will pair up to respond to calls received by Kent Police, as well as undertake routine and pro-active patrols, and carry out local enquiries.
The initiative will launch later this week with patrols taking place from Friday (11 September).
It is hoped that by working with another force, the CNC officers will be able to enhance their skills in policing. In addition, the initiative will give Kent Police a greater range of resources to help keep the county safe.
Additional medical help
Many of the CNC officers are also trained as medics and can provide initial emergency medical care at a scene, should the situation arise.
To support the initiative, funding has been given through the Folkestone and Hythe Community Safety Partnership, to provide first responder medical equipment which will be used by the officers when required.
Kent Police District Commander for Ashford, Folkestone and Hythe, Chief Inspector Nick Sparkes said: ‘We are excited to welcome our colleagues from the CNC to work directly alongside us to keep Kent safe.
‘By working together, it can only enhance the service we already provide to our communities in Lydd and New Romney. Importantly it will also mean that some of the more rural areas of the district will benefit from additional first responders out on patrol.’