Mrs Barnes singles out the creation of a "victims and witness care advice hub" in Ashford as a major success. "Our approach is now seen as a blueprint for victims' services and I am immensely proud of that," she said.
She also highlights the opening of a state-of-the-art Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).
And on the costs of her office, she says "even the Taxpayers' Alliance conceded my office was cheaper to run than the old police authority".
Despite the shadow of budget cuts, the out-going commissioner says the force is "well-placed to face these challenges".