Kent Police Authority

LOOK: Burger Bobbie 'Parks On Yellow Lines To Collect McDonald's'

Masons News Service | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

An angry lorry driver flipped at a burger-loving police officer apparently blocking his exit in his patrol car - while collecting his McDonalds. Th...

Kent Car Crash Kills Teenage Driver And Passenger

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

A teenage driver and her passenger were discovered dead on Saturday night inside a crashed car which had left the road and hit a tree. A passing mo...

Authority Hits the Road

Ann Barnes | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

It's that time of year again and the Authority will be touring the county throughout July and August to talk to the public about their policing priorities. We will be visiting town centre shopping centres from Sainsburys through to Bluewater.

PCC National Board Gets Green Light

Ann Barnes | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

Time is flying by and there's only six months to the new incoming Police and Crime Commissioners. There is an awful lot of work going on behind the scenes, not just locally but nationally as well.

Shocking Stats on Cannabis Farms

Ann Barnes | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

What a dire weekend, the weather was terrible. Lots in the news today of the rise in cannabis farms around the UK with media reports that the police...

To Solihull and back!

Ann Barnes | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

I have spent since Sunday evening in Solihull at the Association of Police Authorities Transition Conference which was all about getting ready for a seamless change from Police Authorities to Police and Crime Commissioners in November.

Privatising the Police?

Ann Barnes | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

There has been a lot in the media over the weekend about Surrey and West Midlands police asking private security firms to bid for contracts to run services currently carried out by police officers, such as investigating crime and patrolling neighbourhoods. It seems that everyone has a view on this and I suppose that I am no different!

Taxpayer Comes First

Ann Barnes | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

This year's budget setting meeting was a tough one. Police Authority members unanimously made a decision last week to accept a Government grant of £2...

Kent Ahead of the Game

Ann Barnes | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

We're very lucky here in Kent that we're managing despite having to cut £50million during a four year period. The Authority and Force have done a really good job at planning for the austerity measures and I'm proud of all involved.

Crime and Transparency - Do You Trust the Stats?

Ann Barnes | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

Well I have to say that watching the play One Man, Two Guvnors last week was hilarious and I would definitely recommend going to see the play. It had me in stitches. James Corden (Smithy from Gavin and Stacey) was the star of the show, but everyone who performed in it was excellent - a real team effort!

Conference Debates What Lies Ahead With New Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent

Ann Barnes | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

The Authority hosted the first national Police and Crime Commissioner conference focusing on the changes ahead.

Reasons to Be Cheerful!

Ann Barnes | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

It's 2012 already and despite the gloom and doom in the high street, unemployment at worrying levels and dismal financial forecasts, there are many re...

Keeping Busy in the National World of Policing

Ann Barnes | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

Well, what a very busy time we have had! As the APA Portfolio holder for National Events, I was busy helping to organise and support the APA Transitio...

Busy Autumn of Change

Ann Barnes | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

In a time of severe financial constraints (the Kent force and indeed my authority are absorbing 20% cuts to our funding) funding the PCC election is something of a headache, but as always we will dig deep and respond positively.

Hitting the Ground Running

Ann Barnes | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Ann Barnes

Today is my first day back in the office with what looks like to be a fairly busy week ahead of me. I will be attending the National College of Polic...

Sailing away with a commendation

Ann Barnes | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK
Ann Barnes

During the early summer I gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee contributing to their work in compiling a study on the New Landscape of Policing that examines police reforms and the future shaping of policing policy.

Important Week for Police Reform

Ann Barnes | Posted 13.11.2011 | UK
Ann Barnes

Well, we are entering the most important week in Police Reform and the proposed introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners:

Final Stages for Government Proposal

Ann Barnes | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Politics
Ann Barnes

Blog 6th September A very short message from me today - it's a busy week, what with the Kent Police Authority meeting tomorrow, the Association of...