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Friday, February 24, 2017 

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A new scheme to help prevent and detect heritage crime in Kent has been launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner at Leeds Castle in Kent.

 

Heritage Watch encourages the public to use their eyes and ears to help look after our cultural heritage using tools such as Country Eye, a crime prevention app supported by Kent Police.

 

Heritage crime is any offence which harms the value of heritage assets and their settings for this and future generations. It covers a wide variety of criminal activity that is responsible for damaging historic buildings and sites. These offences range from graffiti, vandalism, theft ...


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Thursday, February 16, 2017 

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As part of his commitment to engage with all of Kent and Medway’s diverse communities, the Police and Crime Commissioner has again been out-and-about chatting to some of the county’s 550,000 young people.

 

Speaking during half term, Matthew Scott said: 'Last year I held a Youth Forum where representatives of youth organisations were able to come to Police Headquarters and challenge me on community safety issues. I’ve also funded a number of projects that help keep young people away from crime and antisocial behaviour including the Kent Police Volunteer Police Cadets units.

 

'Since the New Year, I've been doing even more and am keen that ...


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

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Charities and groups offering specialist support to victims of crimes in Kent can now apply for a share of a £500,000 pot of money.

 

Inviting bids into his Specialist Victims Services Fund for 2017/18, Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott said: 'All PCCs are responsible for commissioning victims’ services in their local areas. In Kent, the charity Victim Support has a three-year contract to deliver core support services to victims of crime from Compass House and at its community Compass Points.

 

'The Victim Support team does a fantastic job, but I recognise some victims with particularly complex needs require more specialist care and support. That’s where ...


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 

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More than 70 children from primary schools across Kent and Medway took part in e-safety lessons with police officers and partners on Safer Internet Day.

Representatives from Kent County Council and the NSPCC were also present at the event at Kent Police College in Maidstone, which encouraged children to be respectful with one another online. This event was organised by Police Sergeant Julie Albone from Kent Police’s Partnerships Team and was opened by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott.
 
Mr Scott said: 'The internet is a great tool for communicating, finding information and making our lives easier. But the digital world has its dangers, just like the real world. ...

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Monday, February 6, 2017 

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Kent Police and the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner are supporting Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.

The week takes place from 6 to the 12 February and highlights the issues around understanding consent and the importance and encouragement of reporting assaults.

The force recently ran a social media campaign providing extra advice and support surrounding sexual offences. It was designed to remind people of the risks and what is right and what is wrong.

In 2016 Kent Police’s public protection unit received 1,584 reports of rape, and a further 2,667 sexual offences.

Detective Chief Inspector Gavin Moss from the force’s public protection unit said: 'No consent means no sex. ...

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