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Holding Kent Police to account

Kent Police Chief Constable Alan Pughsley and the PCC Matthew Scott
Elected by the public, the PCC Mr Scott holds the force to account, making sure it delivers against the Police and Crime Plan and effectively making the police answerable to the communities it serves.

Mr Scott fulfils this duty in a number of ways, including at regular internal meetings, one-to-one briefings and by carrying out the Chief Constable's annual Personal Development Review. The OPCC hosts an Audit Committee and a Performance and Delivery Board, and runs an Independent Custody Visitors' Scheme.

Mr Scott also sets the Chief Constable's terms of employment, including his salary and annual leave entitlement in line with the Home Office’s national guidelines set out in the Police Regulations 2003.

In addition, Mr Scott attends meetings of the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority, the body which holds Kent Fire and Rescue to account, and participates on an informal non-voting basis. He will be appointed as a full member as soon as relevant legislation is amended.

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