Kent - Police Commissioner Celebrates A Year In The Job - Audio

15 November 2013, 06:00

It is a year since Police and Crime Commissioners were elected. Ann Barnes become the Independent Commissioner in Kent; read an extract from her blog and hear Heart's Interview.

This Friday, 15th November 2013, marks one year since the Police and Crime Commissioner elections took place and Ann Barnes became the first directly-elected and politically-independent Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent.
To mark the occasion, Mrs Barnes will be taking part in a live-chat on Twitter where you can have your questions or concerns answered in real-time.
This is an opportunity for you to have your say on the work the Commissioner has done over the past year, ask policing or community safety questions, or put forward any ideas or suggestions you may have.
To get involved, make sure you are following the Commissioner's official Twitter account @AnnBarnesKPCC and send the Commissioner your comments using the hashtag #PCCsYearOne on Friday 15th November 2013, between 4pm-4.30pm.


During the year Ms Barnes has had to cope with the appointment and subsequent resignation of Youth Commissioner, Paris Browne and a report that criticised the way the force records offences. Listen to our interview to find out she feels she has managed, and whether, having opposed the idea of Commissioners in the first place, she now feel the role has been a success.

Ann Barnes PCC first anniversary