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Hate crime

Hate crime is a crime committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion, belief, or sexual orientation. 

For example, a person or group of people could have; 
  • threatened or hurt you
  • stolen from you and damaged something you own
  • encouraged others to commit hate crime
  • bullied you, for example spat at you or called you names

How to report it

You can report hate crime online, call 101 or visit a police station.

You can also visit one of our reporting hub drop-in surgeries based in Medway. You don't need an appointment (in most cases) and will be given advice and support by a trained team member.

Victim experiences and guidance

If you'd prefer not to report it directly to us: You can also get help and support from:

What you can do to help 

It’s really important to write down the details of what happened straight away. Here's what to record:

Your local Community Liaison Officer

We have Community Liaison Officers working across the county.

They can give you advice, discuss what has happened or put you in touch with other organisations that may be able to offer you support.
North Division Dartford email Sonny Randhawa
  Gravesham email Sonny Randhawa
  Medway email Bobby Mahay
email Miriam Cousins
  Swale email Claire Croucher
East Division Ashford email Don Grant
  Canterbury email Shannon-Louise Eagar
  Dover email Tanya Clark
  Shepway email Mick Cronin
  Thanet email Tim Weaver
West Division Maidstone email Kelly Shurmer
  Sevenoaks email Laura Vince
  Tonbridge and Malling email Gail Chandler
  Tunbridge Wells email Laura Horn
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