A delegation of community representatives visited Kent Police Headquarters on Monday 12th September to bid farewell to Chief Constable Alan Pughsley QPM as he steps down from the role this month.

The visit was arranged by Kent Equality Cohesion Council and saw members from the Kent Senior Citizens Association, Saheli Group, Gravesend and Dartford Muslim Association, Ashford Muslim Association and the North Kent Caribbean Network attend to personally thank the Chief for his long and prolific service to the County of Kent as well as his long standing relationship to the diverse communities that reside within it.

Gurvinder Sandher, CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council said, “I am really pleased that we were all able to come together as a delegation of diverse community representatives and have the opportunity to thank Mr Pughsley in person, for his dedication, commitment and hard work over the many years that he has served as Chief Constable. His service has been exemplary, and an inspiration for those that follow after him. I am personally grateful to the Chief for the time and effort he has put in with us an organisation, working to build stronger community ties, amplifying the values that bring us together. Mr Pugsley has always been incredibly supportive and vocal about the work we do here in Kent and his absence will be felt. However, we wish him all the best in his new role and are confident in the legacy he leaves behind at Kent Police.”