"Public safety and security is my top priority, so I will ensure Kent Police has the right resources in the right places to cut crime in urban, rural and coastal areas.
"My plans to increase visible policing will help in achieving this aim, as I firmly believe that police on the beat help to cut and prevent crime, whilst also providing reassurance."
"The last four years have been challenging financially for the police, as every part of the public sector has been asked to do its bit to reduce the national deficit. As things stand, the pressure will not be as great, as overall police spending will be protected in real terms, taking into account council tax precept rises.
"However Kent taxpayers deserve to know their money is being well spent. Effective policing is not about the amount of money that is spent, but how it is spent."