provide a high-quality policing service delivered with absolute integrity
support and protect victims
catch criminals and solve crime
Vision of the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner
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.
We will deliver the core elements of policing to the highest standards - responding to contact from the public, preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, investigating and solving crime, and relentlessly pursuing those who commit crime. In doing so we will:
be accessible and visible
listen and talk to all communities and ensure the public can have trust and confidence in Kent Police in all that we do
ensure Neighbourhood Policing remains the bedrock of our service to the public, with locally-based named police officers for every ward in Kent
We will respond appropriately and effectively to all contact from our public, always prioritising our response when there is the greatest urgency, risk of harm and vulnerability
we will focus on solving crimes through thorough investigations, and the relentless pursuit of criminals
we will support and protect those that are victims and witnesses of crime, explaining our actions and keeping them informed of progress
we will have a clear focus on preventing crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as stopping offenders from causing harm to our public and our communities
we will have a relentless focus on eradicating violence against women and girls
We will always act professionally and with integrity, behaving in accordance with the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Behaviour.
we will treat everyone with dignity and respect, without prejudice, whatever the circumstances
we will not discriminate or abuse our position of trust and authority in society and will actively pursue those that do
we will respect and support each other
we will proactively root out racism, misogyny and sexism in our force
we will ensure colleagues feel valued, included, and confident to be themselves in the workplace, and that our force is representative of the communities we serve.