With a population of 1.7 million, Kent is the gateway to Europe with large ports and train terminals in Folkstone, Dartford and Dover. Bordering four counties (including London), including the famous cathedral cities of Canterbury and Rochester as well as urban towns and small rural villages, all linked by a large strategic road network (M25, M2, M20 and M26), Kent offers a diverse range of communities and policing environments. It’s also home to Europe’s largest retail and leisure centre (Bluewater) catering for 28 million visitors a year.
No two days are ever the same with Kent Police. They have a large number of specialist teams to help keep victims, residents, visitors and businesses across the county safe.
Neighbourhood policing is the bedrock of policing in Kent. Through neighbourhood officers Kent Police aim to build better relationships with communities, reduce crime and bureaucracy, and deliver a more effective service so all communities in Kent can flourish.