Kent PCC to recruit more police officers and staff

Ann Barnes Ann Barnes started work as Kent's first police and crime commissioner in November

Related Stories

Kent's police and crime commissioner (PCC) has announced plans to recruit nearly 100 more police officers and support staff.

Ann Barnes said the proposal equates to an additional £2.79 in the police precept on the average household council tax bill

The figure includes 20 constables, 60 community support officers and 18 custody attendants.

Kent will lose 440 serving officers and 750 civilian staff by 2016.

Ms Barnes said: "People want and they demand visible policing and that's not a simplistic reaction in times of tension and uncertainty."

She added that most of the planned posts could be introduced countywide by the end of June.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Kent

Weather

Canterbury

Min. Night 15 °C

Features

  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?


  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?


  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?


  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?


  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.