Published 3 February 2021

Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott, has welcomed the launch of a new Problem Task Force today, aimed at reducing persistent and long-standing issues of crime and anti-social behaviour.  


The Problem Solving Task Force is a unit of specially trained PSCOs who will work to prevent crime, disrupt offenders and stop serious anti-social behaviour.

It’s been funded by the PCC’s council tax precept and has already helped bring an end to a county lines drugs ring in Ashford and reduce long-term anti-social behaviour in Ashford.


Speaking alongside the Chief Constable, Matthew Scott said, “Residents and businesses have told me that crime prevention and dealing with anti-social behaviour are among their top priorities.   I’m delighted to have been able to support the creation of the Problem Solving Task Force through the council tax precept.   The team is doing excellent work to support local communities and help improve quality of life.”