(Photo above) Detective Chief Inspector Tristan Kluibenschadl from the Kent & Essex Serious Crime Directorate presenting Wendy Boorman - KAT's Autism Information Advisor with a cheque from the Kent Police property fund.
Each year Kent Police auction off their lost and found property which hasn’t been claimed. Officers are permitted to make an application to a property fund panel to bid for a donation to their chosen charity. DCI Kluibenschadl has kindly secured a donation of £500 for The Kent Autistic trust.
DCI Tristan Kluibenschadl said “The property Fund is an excellent way for Kent Police to support local charities. For officers to be able to secure funds for Charities close to their hearts makes it even more worth while. It can also bring some real strengths and skills to our organisation and help in making us the diverse workforce we wish to be. It can also bring some challenges for officers and staff with Autism, and for their managers. With the right support in place and in the right role, traits found within Autism can add tremendous value to any workforce".
Tristan is an ambassador for Autism within the work place for Crystal Clear. Crystal Clear are the Kent Police Disability & Carers support group and as such aim to have members with different subject knowledge within their membership. Officers, staff and managers can call upon these members via Crystal Clear for advice and guidance. Crystal Clear is always glad to receive new members and new ambassadors. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tristan is also the Kent Police Co-ordinator for The National Police Autism Association (NPAA). This was launched in October 2015 to provide support for officers, staff and volunteers of UK police forces who are affected by autism spectrum condition & other neurodiverse conditions, either personally or as carers for affected family members.
Thank you so much for such a generous donation, from us all at The Kent Autistic Trust!!