"Lower-level crimes" will be handled by phone

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Vulnerable crime victims in Kent will always get visit from officer but lower-level crimes to be dealt with by phone says new chief con.

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500 fewer police officers in Kent following cuts. New chief constable says there should be "a lower level of expectation" from the public.

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Kent's new police Chief Constable says the public should have a "lower level of expectation" about his force with 500 fewer police officers following cuts. Alan Pughsley said low level crimes would now be dealt with by phone.