Key Individual Contacts

Key Individual Contacts (KINS) are groups and individuals who help us to keep communities safe by offering their advice and views on our decision making.  They can also play an important role in helping us to solve problems, crimes and incidents.

We often use our KINS as a sounding board when we want to do something new or different, to test our thinking and identify the impact on the communities we serve.  We also seek advice and support from our KINs when we need to get some information to specific community groups to provide community reassurance, inform communities of action we’re taking, or ask for local information. They have also helped us to locate missing people and provide support to vulnerable people within their community.

There is a wide range of organisations and individuals who work with us as a KIN, from local community centres, mosques (religious establishments), local authorities, community groups and individuals.