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Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott has proposed Tim Smith as the new Chief Constable for Kent.
This is subject to confirmation by the county’s Police and Crime Panel on the 6th of December.
Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott has announced his preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Kent is Tim Smith.
Mr. Smith has more than 31 years of police experience and been serving as Temporary Chief Constable since the 3rd of October this year.
Matthew Scott said,
“After a rigorous and detailed selection process, I’m delighted to announce that Tim Smith is my preferred candidate to be appointed as the next Chief Constable for Kent.
Over the course of two days Mr Smith has set out how he would improve performance, tackle violence against women and girls, collaborate with other organisations and support officers and staff with their wellbeing and development. I am confident that he can deliver on behalf of all of the residents and business in Kent and Medway and we will work together to make Kent safer.”
The appointment is subject to a confirmation hearing by the Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel, which will review the PCC’s proposed appointment. This hearing is expected to take place in the morning of Tuesday the 6th of December.