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Matthew Scott marks one year in office

PCC Matthew Scott with members of the Tunbridge Wells Islamic and Cultural Association at the Masjid Al-Noor
Matthew Scott today marked the anniversary of his first day in office with a visit to a mosque in Tunbridge Wells.

As part of his commitment to engage with the diverse communities of Kent and Medway, he met with members of the Tunbridge Wells Islamic and Cultural Association at the Masjid Al-Noor in Camden Road where he talked about the challanges in recruiting people from all backgrounds into the force.

Speaking on 12 May, the PCC said: 'We're recruiting more police officers and more PCSOS - and we're looking at their powers - to make sure that they can do an effective job in local communities.

'I've invested over £1 million in support for victims of crime and made sure that support is there for both male and female victims of domestic abuse and violence.

'I've supported the restarting of the Kent Volunteer Police Cadets, which is a great scheme for young people; average 101 call time performance is improving; and I've invested in cutting the firearms licensing backlog.

'I've got funding available to support projects that will help Kent Police reduce the demand placed on them by calls involving mental health - which is around a third - and secured money from the Government to help help us do that.'

Mr Scott has drawn up a list of more than 50 things he has achieved seen being elected Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016:
  Mr Scott added: 'There's lots more to come during the course of the the next year and I look forward to working with all the residents of Kent and our local communities, local charities and fantastic organisations who have been so welcoming and supportive of me in this first year.'

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