Matthew Scott was elected Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in May 2016.
His role is to set policing priorities for the county, by consulting with the public and putting together a Police and Crime Plan. He then holds the Chief Constable of Kent Police to account for the delivery of that plan. The PCC also sets the council tax precept for policing, is responsible for the overall policing budget, and commissions services for victims of crime and funds community safety projects.
Mr Scott lives in Swanley with his wife and two young children. He is a fan of cricket and football, enjoys real ale and is a keen musician, having played in covers bands across the South East for a number of years.
He serves as the national Association of Police and Crime Commissioners' portfolio holder for Mental Health. Mr Scott also chairs the board of BlueLight Commercial, a new company created to support police forces' commercial activity and save taxpayers' money.
The statutory salary for the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner is £86,700.