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HOW TO REPORT ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR - If residents experience antisocial behaviour or witness any incidents, please report to the police via 101. There is also a live chat option via Kent police where you can report incidents

Update - June 2023 - Kent Police Beat Officer for West Downs is PC Kirsten Jones who can be contacted via email (see below for email address).

Her email address is:

My community voice poster.pdf

My Community Voice is a two-way engagement tool brought to you by Kent Police. Whether you live, work or socialise in Kent or Medway, My Community Voice provides real-time messages directly from our police officers, staff and volunteers, about matters that may affect you or your community.

Your voice is important to us and we want to hear what concerns or views you may have in the area that is important to you. You can also share messages with others or reply to our alerts if you have information to share.

From crime prevention advice, to the latest updates on scams, appeals or events – you control what information you receive and how you receive it, by email, text or voice message.

REPORT A CRIME - Report a non-urgent crime online

Talk on LiveChat - available 24/7

In emergency, if crime is in progress or life is in danger call 999

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use textphone service 18000. Or text on 999 if you've pre-registered with the emergency SMS service.

LATEST WEST DOWNS NEWSLETTER - 2024 Please click on the pdf below to view.

West Downs Newsletter - February 2024.pdf

West Downs Newsletter - April 2024.pdf

Upcoming local surgeries:

PC Kirsten Jones will be holding a local surgery which is open to Bapchild residents to be held Monday 3rd June 2024 at RODMERSHAM COFFEE SHOP between 11:00 and 12:30 hours 

Kent Police Newsletters Bapchild October 2022 - February 2023

Crimes of note:
23/11/2022 – Scoones Close, Criminal Damage: Informant reported that he has noticed that his car has been vandalised. 2 front headlights cracked, front grill removed, daytime running light passenger side damaged and light removed, damage to number plate, towing eye has been removed and stolen and a scratch to the front bumper. Happened over night. Crime report created for theft from motor vehicle.

10/02/2023 – School Lane, Criminal Damage: 3 males damaging a motorbike with baseball bats. 1 male was assaulted due the incident. Patrols attended and spoke with victim, suspects have already left the scene prior to patrols arriving. House to House and CCTV enquiries conducted. Crime report for GBH.

For more information about policing in our area, visit

This information will also be displayed in poster format on the village noticeboard outside Bapchild Village Hall.

Parish Clerk