Kent Police Authority brought its roadshow to Broadstairs yesterday (Wednesday) to find out the number one anti-social behaviour concern.
Last year’s identified anti-social behaviour as the biggest issue for people across the county. Shoppers were asked to vote on several issues which have been identified as potential concerns by the Kent Police research department including teenagers hanging around, rubbish or litter lying around, vandalism, graffiti or deliberate damage, people drunk or rowdy in public or people using or dealing drugs.
The roadshow parked at the Broadstairs branch of Asda to give people a chance to meet with authority members and police community support officers.
Ann Barnes, Chair of the Kent Police Authority said: “The authority acts as a police watchdog and we need to let people know there is someone overseeing policing across Kent and Medway. Last year we found anti-social behaviour was the biggest issue for residents. Now we want to find out in more detail what the issues are. It will be interesting to see the results as we now have neighbourhood policing underway.
“At the end of the day it’s our job to make sure taxpayers get the best value for money. One of the core roles of the authority is to find out what people want from their policing and I’ll be watching with interest to see what the public choose as their top anti-social behaviour priority.”