Kent Equality Cohesion Council working with Kent Police arranged a community meeting which took place in Gravesend at the Civic Centre on the 12th September. Community groups from across Gravesham and Dartford were in attendance, where they learnt more about what Kent Police are doing around Stop and Search, recruitment, gangs and the local crime profile.

The meeting was addressed by the Deputy Chief Constable Tony Blacker who reiterated Kent Police’s commitment to working in partnership with local communities. Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council spoke about the importance of local communities working in partnership with Kent Police and he spoke about how the local communities could get involved through the Independent Police Advisory Group and the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel both of which he chairs.