Kent Police and Crime Commissioner seeks views on violent crime.

Hollingbourne Parish Council has been asked to publicise this initiative on violent crime by Mr Matthew Scott, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner. Please Read More below or download the original document dated 2nd July 2018 at  Police-and-Crime-Commissioner-July-2018.pdf (78 downloads)

Dear Colleague,

Violence Reduction Challenge

I am writing to seek your views on, and assistance with, a substantial piece of work which I launched last month.

My Violence Reduction Challenge is a significant programme, bringing together individuals and organisations from across the county and beyond. It will involve examining, in detail, issues related to violent crime in all its forms.

I will be asking the Violence Reduction Challenge to look at the whole of the journey; including early intervention and prevention, education, enforcement and rehabilitation.

The first step I have taken is to ask residents, victims, charities, public sector organisations, and others to submit to me their thoughts on violent crime in Kent through my all for evidence.

I would very much appreciate it if you were able to look at this and respond from your own perspective; whether you have been a victim, supported someone who has, or have not but have something else to suggest.

No ideas are off the table as part of the Violence Reduction Challenge.

You can submit any responses via my website at:

I would also be grateful if you could share the call for evidence via your own networks, so that we can encourage as many people as possible to take part. The following social media posts may assist you in highlighting the call for evidence:

 Twitter:

 Facebook:

 LinkedIN:

Thank you in advance for taking the time to share this call for evidence with your networks, and I also look forward to hearing your views going forward.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Scott

Kent Police & Crime Commissioner

Pictured below is Mr Scott (on the extreme right)with representatives of local Parish Councils at Kent Police HQ in March of this year when the lack of a police prsence on the North Downs was discussed. Also in the picture on the left is local MBC Councillor Patrik Garten.