Community Policing

The Community Safety Units (CSUs) deal with local crime and safety issues.

They aim to create a safe environment for you by reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. Working alongside your local PCSO, the CSUs have an important role in community policing.


Officers in the CSUs work alongside staff from other agencies including district councils.


You also have a Local District Policing Team. This is a group of officers who: 

  • respond to requests for assistance after you've submitted a report online, or called 999 or 101 (these calls go through to our Control Room*)
  • investigate local crime
  • carry out patrols

 

The North Division policing area covers the Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Swale districts.

The Divisional Commander is T/Chief Superintendent Sam Price.

Local Policing is also supported by Head of Divisional Operations Superintendent Neil Loudon.

Your District Commanders are as follows:

  • Dartford and Gravesham District Commander – Chief Inspector Junior Dann
  • Medway District Commander – Chief Inspector Ian Dyball
  • Swale District Commander – Chief Inspector Alan Rogers

 

The East Division policing area covers the Ashford, Folkestone, Hythe, Canterbury, Dover and Thanet.

The Divisional Commander is Chief Superintendent Nigel Brookes.

Local Policing is also supported by Head of Divisional Operations Superintendent Simon Thompson and Head of Divisional Investigations Detective Superintendent Lopa McDermott.

Your District Commanders are as follows:

  • Ashford – Chief Inspector Nick Sparkes
  • Folkestone and Hythe - Chief Inspector Alice Ames
  • Canterbury – Chief Inspector Mark Hedges
  • Dover - Chief Inspector Dan Carter
  • Thanet – Chief Inspector Rhiannan Pepper

 

The West Division policing area covers the Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling.

The Divisional Commander is Chief Superintendent Robert Fordham.

Local Policing is also supported by Head of Divisional Operations Superintendent Warren Franklin.

Your District Commanders are as follows:

  • Maidstone District Commander – Chief Inspector Raymond Quiller
  • Sevenoaks District Commander – Chief Inspector Jon Kirby
  • Tonbridge & Malling District Commander – Chief Inspector Peter Steenhuis
  • Tunbridge Wells District Commander – Chief Inspector Peter Steenhuis