This week is Neighbourhood Policing Week - a chance to recognise all that local, community and neighbourhood policing does to keep us safe.
On Friday I dropped by our local police kennels to meet some of the team and hear about the amazing work that they do. I saw the brilliant Trigger being put through his paces, and couldn't help wondering where I went wrong with my own dog Alfie!
It's great that we've got record numbers of police officers on the beat here in Kent, and every ward now has it's own named officer. Along with our local PCC Matthew Scott they're working hard to keep us safe, and I'm grateful for all that they do.