After more than a decade as the County Chair of the Kent Police Independent Police Advisory Group the CEO of KECC Gurvinder Sandher has stepped down from his role as of August 2021. In this period, in addition to chairing the County meetings, Gurvinder also chaired a number of strategic meetings including Stop and Search Scrutiny, Use of Force and Covid Fixed Penalty Notice panels, as well as contributing to the Diversity and Inclusion Board and the Prevent Delivery Board. Gurvinder was also involved in some of the key senior recruitment processes including for the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable.

Gurvinder continues to serve as an Independent Member and Vice Chair of the Police and Crime Panel as well as the current District IPAG Chair for Gravesham and Dartford.

Gurvinder Sandher CEO of KECC commented, “Whilst I am incredibly proud of my working partnership with Kent Police, I do believe it is time to step down to allow fresh voices to emerge and make their mark. This is no way means that my professional work with Kent Police or indeed my work in the wider community has ended, rather it is the opposite. The extra time will allow me and my organisation to work even closer with the diverse communities of the county, working alongside Kent Police to promote community cohesion, inclusivity and continue to act as a critical friend. I am eternally grateful to my colleagues at the Force for their support and partnership over the years and I am very proud of what we were able to achieve working together for the greater good of the county we serve.”