Kent's new Chief Constable Alan Pughsley talks to Derek Johnson about the challenges of running a police force which has to find another £20 million in budget savings. The force has already shed 500 staff members in the face of public sector cuts.
We also spoke to people in Maidstone and put their views and concerns directly to Mr Pughsley.
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