Community Warden & PCSO

Community Warden

Kent County Council’s Community Warden Service was established in 2002 to help make Kent’s communities safer places in which to live, work and play.  Community Wardens are accredited by Kent Police under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme CSAS). 

                                        

They work closely with Kent Police, local authorities and other professional agencies and are a reassuring uniformed presence that may:

  • tackle low-level crime and antisocial behaviour
  • control traffic
  • promote community solidarity and encourage communities and neighbourhoods to work together to identify and solve problems
  • talk with local residents, offering information and advice
  • take part in local community activities

Your community warden is Mr. Martin Dadd and may be contacted by calling 07969 584181 or email martin.dadd@kent.gov.uk 

The Parish Council receives monthly updates on any issues he has been made aware of during the previous month. For more information please press community warden

PCSO (Police Community Support Officer)

Police community support officers are key members of neighbourhood policing teams. They are an easily identifiable point of contact for local people and work with communities to help solve local issues and concerns.

Your PCSOs are Kerry Skirrow and Tony Edwards and may be contacted by calling 101.  

Additionally you can look up crime figures, dates of PSCO local surgery meetings and more, press community policing

PCSO powers

Kent PCSO powers have been extended to give officers greater capabilities to deal with anti-social behaviour, alcohol-related issues and truancy for example. Some of their powers include:

  • issuing a fine for a range of anti-social behaviour including littering, graffiti, cycling on footpaths, underage drinking and flyposting
  • searching and confiscating alcohol and cigarettes
  • dealing with abandoned cars
  • stopping vehicles for road checks (Police and Criminal Evidence Act)
  • enforcing cordons under Terrorism and Stop and Search legislation