In emergency always dial 999

New National Non-Emergency number – 101

Police  – Police Community Support Officers Toni Matthews (07772 226146) and Kimberley Hockey (07969 584194)


Neighbourhood Police Officer PC Andy Sargeant  01732 771055 or mobile number 07772 226146



More ways to contact your neighbourhood police officer

Need to speak to a neighbourhood officer?

Visit one of our Police Contact Points, available in nearly 200 locations across the county.

Police Contact Points are held each day from Wednesday through to Sunday, mainly in rural locations, on a rolling two-week schedule.


Our police vans stop at a prominent location for one hour per visit; come along to talk to a neighbourhood officer about any policing concerns you may have, to get safety advice or to collect a free crime prevention item.

For times and locations of the Police Contact Points near you, visit

You can also follow us on Twitter: @kent_police


What classes as an emergency?

Calling 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response helps keep 999 available for when there is an emergency. An emergency is when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.

Each call to 101 will never cost more than 15 pence – no matter what time of day you call, how long your call lasts or even if you call from a mobile. We do not receive any of the call cost.


A series of themed advice guides are now available as easy-to-read downloads from the Kent Police website.


Current titles: Home and garden security, Property marking, Anti-social behaviour, Contacting Kent Police, Safe cycling, Bike security, Motorbike safety, Vehicle security, Restorative practice, Bogus callers, Rural crime, Metal theft, Plant theft, Internet safety, Personal safety, Drug dealing and use (spotting/reporting) 


Neighbourhood WatchThere is an active neighbourhood watch scheme operating in the village and there are NhW signs dotted around the village to let villains know that a scheme is operating. The village is broken down into small areas with each area having its own coordinator [there are fifteen in total]. All coordinators receive regular updates from the police neighbourhood watch office in Tunbridge Wells and if anything comes through that might affect villagers, such as rogue traders in the area etc, then the coordinators inform their neighbours. In addition, there is a monthly report in the Record to keep villagers informed of any crime taking place in the village.



Dog Warden –  01732 876181 or e-mail