Online Police Community Meeting.

Kent Equality Cohesion Council were pleased to organise an online meeting on Tuesday 2nd March with partners Kent Police which was well attended by local community, charity and faith partners from North Kent.

The meeting Chaired by Gurvinder Sandher was addressed by Deputy Chief Constable Tony Blaker, Detective Superintendent Shaun White the new lead for County Lines and Chief Inspector Junior Dann the District Commander for Gravesham and Dartford. Once they had spoken they answered questions from members of the public

Issues covered during the meeting included policing during the pandemic, stop and search, county lines, engagement with young people and those with learning disabilities, diversity and inclusion in the force and anti-social behavior.

Gurvinder Sandher, CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council commented, “Policing and community outreach have undergone a huge shift since the pandemic hit and we felt it was important in our role as an organisation that works closely with local communities often acting as a bridge between the force and the community to arrange something online. By doing so we are helping to spark conversations, instill further trust and build necessary community partnerships. We are really pleased that so many were able to attend and that connections have been forged as a result.”