It's one of the things people often ask for from their police force - more bobbies on the beat. But a report on a trial of mobil police stations shows that they have been so poorly attended that sometimes - no one turned up at all.
Kent Police Commissioner Ann Barnes launched the scheme last summer, saying they would increase police visibility. And she insists the the programme is working. Nashreen Issa reports.
More top news
Cloud and rain first thing but it will gradually dry up from the north west. Becoming bright in the west, staying quite cloudy in the east
Rain becoming more persistent overnight. Rain and cloud slow to clear tomorrow but becoming dry by the afternoon. Some brightness later
Rain becoming more persistent overnight. The rain gradually clearing tomorrow morning then sunny spells for the afternoon, feeling cooler