Sylvia and Trevor with Matthew Scott – Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner
One month after wining the county’s police and crime commissioner election, ward councillors met up with Matthew Scott to celebrate his victory and talk to Matthew about some of the policing needs in Rochester South and Horsted.
We pressed the case for more visible policing and increased support for neighbourhood watch and those residents who have steadfastly supported their local community through running watches. Matthew will be looking into these and already plans are in place to increase significantly the number of PCSOs across the county.
Matthew Scott, Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, has criticised Ann Barnes for presiding over cuts to firearms officers during her time in office (9 January).
Home Office figures showed that between March 2013 and March 2015, the number of firearms officers in Kent fell from 72 to 66, whereas nationally, the number had increased.
Rochester and Strood Conservatives (RSCCA) would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Matthew Scott on his selection as Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in next year’s elections.
Matthew, from Swanley, attended Beth’s Grammar School before graduating in Public Policy, Government and Management at the University of Birmingham. He works as the office manager for government whip David Evenett. He has worked for a major grocery chain as a baker and then night-shift worker, and he currently works in Parliament.