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  • Article: Dec 29, 2020

    Brexit means that the UK will no longer be a member of 30 EU criminal justice bodies which every day help keep people in Kent and across Europe safe.

    Graham Colley, who has been selected by Kent Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election said: "The country will lose its access to some very important databases. Whilst it will have continued access to others, for example the system which checks fingerprints across the EU, Security cooperation, such as through the Schengen Information System (SIS2), will no longer be based on a "real time" basis. In tracking crime, delay can facilitate escape.

  • Article: Aug 13, 2020

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for action to increase diversity in the police force as new figures reveal that only 0.3% of police officers in Kent are Black.

    According to the Liberal Democrats' analysis, the statistics show the Government's new officer recruitment has failed to improve the situation.

  • Article: Aug 1, 2020

    Graham Colley, who has been selected to be the candidate for the Liberal Democrats in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Kent has called on local Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood, Kelly Tohurst to "pledge to defend the rule of law against any attempts by Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings to undermine it."

  • Article: Jul 2, 2020

    Drinking establishments will reopen their doors this Saturday 4th July, but senior police officers warn that restrictions should have been lifted on a weekday to reduce the risk of chaos on what is forecast to be a warm and sunny day for much of the country.

    Commenting on the government's decision to reopen pubs on Saturday, Graham Colley, who has been selected to be the candidate for the Liberal Democrats in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Kent, said:

  • Article: Jun 3, 2020
    By Alan Wells

    Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Graham Colley has been selected as their candidate at the next Police and Crime Commissioner election, due to take place in May 2021. Graham has been a vocal supporter of Kent Police and will campaign for more frontline officers, community policing and improved visibility of police, especially in rural areas of the county.