Our mission is to provide a first-class service protecting and serving the people of Kent.

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.

Our values

We will:
  • put the public first and deliver a service to be proud of
  • serve with integrity and professionalism
  • treat everyone with fairness, respect and dignity
  • be innovative, use resources wisely and operate as one team
  • act with humility, compassion and courtesy
  • listen, learn and strive to improve.

Our priorities

  • 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.

Police and Crime Plan

Read the Police Commissioner's Safer in Kent Plan.


Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary regularly assesses police efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy.

Check our 2018-2019 assessment.

Unique responsibilities

We have unique responsibilities when it comes to policing the county. 

As well as dealing with crime and disorder our geographic location - between London and Europe - means we have a part to play in national and international policing.

We're the main gateway to Europe through three ports, the Channel Tunnel and a number of airfields and airports such as Lydd. 

We also have one of the busiest road networks in the country which includes the M25, A2 and M20.