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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidates standing in the May 2016
elections were asked to sign up to a standards checklist by the Committee on
Standards in Public Life.
The ethical checklist was a recommendation from the Committee’s report ‘Tone
from the Top’ published in June 2015. The report called for greater energy and
consistency to be applied to promoting high ethical standards and for a more robust set of checks and balances in the accountability structures of local policing.
Lord (Paul) Bew, Chair of the Committee said:
“As holders of public office, all PCCs must adhere to the Nolan principles of public life. We are asking all candidates to declare their approach to these important issues up front so voters can make informed judgements about their future PCC”.
Following re-election in May 2021, the PCC has reaffirmed his commitment below.
As the elected Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, I will adhere to the
Name: Matthew Scott
Signed: Date: 13/05/2021