Published 10 July 2019

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The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Annual Policing Survey is your chance to influence Kent Police’s priorities by telling Matthew Scott what matters most to you.

Mr Scott and his staff have been out and about at events including the Kent Police Open Days and the Kent County Show in recent weeks talking to people about the issues which affect them.

Today (July 10) the PCC took his pop-up street stall to a supermarket in Maidstone where shoppers had the opportunity to raise any concerns they had.

Mr Scott said:

‘PCCs are here to be a voice for the people they serve. I meet with local people and community groups all year round but my Annual Policing Survey, which I am formerly launching today, provides me with a broader understanding of what matters most to the people of Kent. There are questions in there asking people how safe they feel where they live, and about their experiences as victims of crime.

‘I’m particularly interested to hear about the areas of work people would like to see police officers and staff to be focused on in future, and whether they would be willing to a little pay more for these extra resources through council tax.’

The survey is anonymous, and takes only a couple of minutes to complete online. Hard copies are also available by calling the PCC’s office on 01622 677055.

Mr Scott added:

‘The feedback I receive from the survey each year helps me to hold the Chief Constable to account and informs my decision-making around the council tax precept. I encourage everyone living in Kent to get involved by completing the survey. This is your chance to have your say about policing in your community.’