Reducing crime and promoting public safety cannot be delivered by the police alone. We all have an important role to play. Effective partnerships prevent duplication, reduce costs, and tackle issues using a joined-up approach.
The Police and Crime Commissioner already has collaborative arrangements in place with, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and Hampshire County Council that create efficiency through estates and functions such as IT, personnel and procurement. In addition there are a number of well established networks that the Police and Crime Commissioner is involved in.
The Police and Crime Commissioner chairs the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Reduction Alliance which was established to seek the commitment from partners to work closer together, support each other and coordinate the management of resources to promote public safety.
What do they do?
Since its inception in 1937 Youth Options has demonstrated significant success in supporting, developing and engaging children and young people.
They believe passionately that every young person has the potential to realise their abilities and aspirations and to make a valuable contribution to their communities. They also recognise that young people need varying degrees of support to reach their full potential, and it is in this regard that they can demonstrate success.
Statistics since April 2015
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Hate Crime Action Group is a multi-sector tactical group that exists to challenge prejudice so that all individuals can go about their daily lives safely and with confidence and enhance individual’s feelings of safety. The Group has two main aims: to raise awareness among its member organisations and better understand the nature of hate incidents occurring across Hampshire and the IOW, ensuring an appropriate response to individuals and the wider community, and, through use of best practice initiatives, engagement and involvement, to educate and increase confidence of communities to understand hate crime, how to report it and the support they will receive.
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The Modern Slavery Partnership was created in response to the Modern Slavery Act and government modern slavery guidance. Chaired by a member of the Police and Crime Commissioner's team the partnership is working to develop the best interagency response to modern slavery so victims are properly supported and the partnership can continue to prevent offending and prosecute offenders.
Police and Crime Commissioner has joined forces with community safety partners to form the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Safety Alliance. The alliance enables the Commissioner to build and maintain a strong working relationship with the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs).
What is a street pastor?
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community.
They patrol in teams of men and women, usually from 10 pm. to 4 am. on a Friday and Saturday night, to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets of our local communities.
Street Pastors was pioneered in London in 2003 by Les Isaac who on the first night, took 18 volunteers to the streets of Brixton – 15 women and 3 men.
Since then they have trained over 12,000 street and prayer pastors, who have played an active part in strengthening community life and working for safer streets. Currently, more than 300 towns and cities around the UK have a Street Pastors team.