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.


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Last reviewed 06.10.21

Date Activity/event  Mileage claimed for (miles) Public transport (£) Parking/ Other (£)
Tolls (£)
03.01.19 Meeting with Cllr Mackness and Medway Commercial Group (Chatham) 9.8      
09.01.19 Talk It Out - Deal Ability Launch Day (Deal) and BBC Radio Kent: "Call the Commissioner" (Tunbridge Wells) 117.4      
10.01.19 Coffee with the Commissioner (Stelling Minnis) and Street Stall ASDA Superstore (Canterbury) 68.3      
24.01.19 KALC Meeting (Ditton) 0.9      
19.02.19 Visit to Canterbury CC University (Canterbury) 53.4      
20.02.19 Leybourne Coffee Morning (West Malling) 4.3      
21.02.19 Junior Leadership Event (Maidstone) 0.9      
22.02.19 Coffee with the Commissioner (Dartford) and Op Jump pop up stall (Ashford) 39      
27.02.19 PIER public lecture-policing and vulnerability (Chelmsford) 18.4      
07.03.19 Kent Regional Conference - Chartered Insurance Institute Kent (Maidstone) 4.2      
13.03.19 Coffee With the Commissioner (Teynham) 27.9      
13.03.19 North Division Special Constables Awards (Gillingham) 41.2      
14.03.19 Chatham Town Centre Forum AGM (Chatham) 10      
15.03.19 SFM Radio (Sittingbourne) 23.6      
19.03.19 Homelessness Conference (Maidstone)   £13.80    
22.03.19 Coffee With the Commissioner (Dartford) 7      
29.03.19 Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service (Ashford) 31      
30.03.19 Coffee morning (Boughton Monchelsea) 50.4      
02.04.19 Rochester City Centre Forum (Rochester) 34      
03.04.19 Visit The SOLVE Charity for Mental Health (Deal) 90      
10.04.19 APCC Performance Portfolio Meeting (London)   £10.70    
12.04.19 Canterbury U3A lunch (Chartham) 44.4      
15.04.19 Home Office Speech - Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP (London)   £23.90    
25.04.19 Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority Meeting (Maidstone) 4.8      
26.04.19 Welcome to new PSE course (Northfleet) 5.8      
26.04.19 SFM radio slot (Sittingbourne) 14.4      
29.04.19 Forcewide visit - Tonbridge Police Station (Tonbridge) 13.9      
07.05.19 Advisory Group – Government response to Mental Health Act Review (London)   £18.10    
08.05.19 Home Office & HMICFRS meetings (London)   £18.10    
15.05.19 Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone coffee morning (Tonbridge), West Kent YMCA visit (Tonbridge), Meeting with Mike Hill - Police & Crime Panel Chairman (Maidstone) 19.9      
16.05.19 Porchlight visit (Canterbury) 48.2      
17.05.19 Coffee with the Commissioner (Herne Bay), SFM Radio slot (Sittingbourne) 67.2      
21.05.19 MH training event (Maidstone), Kent Group of Advanced Motorists AGM (Maidstone) 2.6      
22.05.19 APCC General Meeting & Op Brock Roundtable (London)   £14.60    
28.05.19 Breakfast meeting (PFCC, PCC and CCs) (Dartford) 7.3      
29.05.19 MYC & PCC Meeting (Chatham) 41.7      
30.05.19 Launch of new Video Conference Centre at HMP Elmley (Eastchurch) 59.6      
31.05.19 Sheldwich, Badlesmere and Leaveland Coffee Morning (Sheldwich), Pensioners Fair (Chatham), WREC Room (MYC) (Chatham) 35.5      
04.06.19 Swanscombe and Greenhithe coffee morning  (Swanscombe) 6.9      
05.06.19 Call the Commissioner, Radio Kent (Tunbridge Wells) 20.2      
06.06.19 Visit to Rotary Radio UK (Sheerness), Sainsburys Canterbury street stall (Sittingbourne), Tea @ 3 - Citizens Advice Witness Service (Godmersham) 74      
12.06.19 Fly Tipping meeting with Cllr Whiting / Police and Crime Panel / P&CP Informal Briefing (Maidstone), Faversham Traders Association meeting (Faversham) 34.3      
13.06.19 Integrated PEEL Assessments External Reference Group meeting (London)   £10.70    
25.06.19 Crimestoppers Most Wanted screens launch (Dartford) 8.1      
27.06.19 Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority Meeting (Maidstone) 4.6      
02.07.19 Crisis Care Concordat Steering Group (London)   £10.70    
11.07.19 Coffee Morning (Hoo) 16.9      
12.07.19 Youth Select Committee on Knife Crime (London)   £18.10    
18.07.19 Medway CSP 'Gangs, Vulnerability and Interventions' Conference (Gillingham) 10.1      
19.07.19 Coffee Morning (Sandwich), Visit Dover Police Station/town centre walkabout (Dover) 96.5      
23.07.19 Cranbrook and Sissinghurst coffee morning (Cranbrook) 7.6      
24.07.19 APCC General Meeting (London)   £18.10    
26.07.19 Hate Crime Art Project (Gravesend) 26.8      
30.07.19 Meeting with Bernie Mayall, Folkestone Mind (Folkestone), Sainsburys street stall (Folkestone), Bouverie Place street stall (Folkestone) 65.1      
31.07.19 Meeting with Sir Thomas Winsor (London)   £10.70    
07.08.19 BBC Radio Kent (Tunbridge Wells) 21.6      
09.08.19 Fusion Healthy Living Centre (Maidstone) 3.3      
14.08.19 Lark in the Park VIP Day (Ramsgate), Sainsbury's Street Stall (Ramsgate), Summer Kitchen in Thanet (Margate) 86      
15.08.19 Edenbridge Men's Probus  (Edenbridge) 23.7      
30.08.19 St Margaret's Rural Coffee morning (Dover), Tesco Whitfield Street stall (Dover), Visit to Dover Outreach Centre (Dover) 92      
26.09.19 Kent Council Leaders Meeting (Maidstone) 6.4      
27.09.19 Visit the Knife Angel (Rochester), Morrisons Sittingbourne Street Stall (Sittingbourne), SFM Radio Slot (Sittingbourne) 19.9      
04.10.19 High Sheriff Justice Service (Canterbury), Kent Apprentices Graduation Ceremony (Rochester) 50.4      
05.10.19 Cadets passing out parade  (Maidstone) 47.3      
10.10.19 VS Mental Health report media reception (Ashford) 32.6      
11.10.19 New Leaf Support DA Charity (Sittingbourne), Dementia Friendly Awards (Maidstone) 16.9      
15.10.19 Lord Ferrers awards event (London)   £10.70    
16.10.19 Kent & Medway Fire & Rescue Authority Meeting (Maidstone) 2.2      
24.10.19 Sainsbury's Street Stall (Tonbridge), Otford Lunch Club (Age UK) (Sevenoaks), Sainsbury's Street stall (Sevenoaks) 1.4      
25.10.19 Kent & Essex Collaboration Oversight Meeting (Northfleet) 8.6      
01.11.19 Headcorn Visit with Helen Whately (Headcorn)  18.4      
13.11.19 Sevenoaks Town Partnership (Sevenoaks)  25      
19.11.19 National Commercial Board meeting (London)   £10.70    
17.12.19 Outcomes Framework - APCC meeting (London)   £18.10    
19.12.19 PCO Shadow Board meeting (London)   £8.80    
19.12.19 Kent Special Constabulary Awards (Ashford) 76.6      
15.01.20 APCC General Meeting (London)   £9.00    
23.01.20 Hackathon 2020 - Youth Violence (Ashford) 34.2      
24.01.20 Street stall in Royal Victoria Parade (Tunbridge Wells), Street stall in Sainsburys (Tunbridge Wells) 2      
04.02.20 A talk to Faversham Gunpowder W.I (Faversham) 38.3   £2.00  
05.02.20 PCO Shadow Board (London)   £9.00    
06.02.20 Police & Crime Panel (Maidstone)     £2.20  
07.02.20 The Mall Street Stall (Maidstone), MP Apprenticeship Fair (Maidstone), Launch of Medway Task Force (Chatham) 7.7      
11.02.20 Visit to Is It Worth It school on Safer Internet Day (Ashford), Street Stall County Square Shopping Centre (Ashford), Street Stall Tesco, Crooksfoot (Ashford) 23.4   £4.00  
14.02.20 BlueLight CEO recruitment short-listing meeting (London)   £13.50    
19.02.20 National Commercial Board (London)   £12.30    
21.02.20 Damian Green MP Jobs Fair (Ashford), Ashford Mediation Service (Ashford), Op Jump Knife prevention stall (Ashford) 32.7   £11.20  
26.02.20 APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit 2019 (London)   £12.30    
27.02.20 Street stall Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre (Gillingham), Street Stall Tesco (Strood) 5.7      
28.02.20 Guest policing lecture (Canterbury), The Garlinge Phoenix Project (Margate), Pipeline Youth Project Meeting (Margate) 85.2      
04.03.20 Rural Coffee Project morning (Gravesham) 5.9      
05.03.20 KALC meeting (Aylesford) 1      
06.03.20 Rural Coffee Project morning (Eastchurch), Mental Health Meeting (Sheerness), Round table with Helen Grant MP about rural crime (Maidstone) 33.3   £2.20  
09.03.20 Kent and Essex Collaboration Oversight Meeting (Gravesend), Visit to see an ETP (Maidstone) 8.7   £2.30  
12.03.20 BlueLight CEO recruitment - final panel interviews (London)   £15.60    
27.08.20 Walkabout with Natalie Elphicke MP (Deal) 90.8   £2.80  
11.09.20 Dover District Council CCTV system site visit, Crisis Drop-in Centre meeting (Dover) 73.4      
14.09.20 Etchinghill Speedwatch (Folkestone) 54.7      
16.09.20 Observe Project Edward checks with Kent Police Road Safety Team (Maidstone) 6.6      
16.10.20 Maidstone Task Force Launch (Maidstone) 4.7      
21.10.20 Visit to Romney Marsh regarding Hare Coursing (Burmarsh)  59.2      
17.08.21 East Kent Activity Day (Dover) 74.8      
18.08.21 Natural England Walkabout       (Wye Nature Reserve)   £22.50    
03.09.21 Tunbridge Wells Police visit (Tunbriidge Wells) and Meeting with Jan Berry (Tunbridge Wells) 5.4      
10.09.21 Opening of ‘EC30 (Tenterden) 38      
15.09.21 Vision Zero event  (Manston) 76.4      
21.09.21 Aviation CPV passing out parade (Chatham) and Freshers Fair @Tonbridge (West Kent College) 17.5      
24.09.21 Chatham CFO Activity Hub launch (Chatham) and Dandelion Time Site Opening Event (West Farleigh) 9.3      
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