News in Author: Laurie Loe
PCC praises officers across Hampshire & the Isle of Wight and thanks the public for the unrelenting clampdown on knife crime
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has commended Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary in its intensifying campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence as more than 100 weapons were taken off the streets during Operation Sceptre.
Police and Crime Commissioner signs the Armed Forces Covenant on HMS Victory
A pledge to honour and support the Armed Forces community has been made by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, this week aboard HMS Victory. The commitment was co-signed by Lieutenant Commander BJ Smith, Commanding Officer of HMS Victory.
PCC shines the spotlight on the outstanding dedication of volunteers and staff at annual awards event
The Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has thanked volunteers, staff and partners from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for their exceptional service and commitment at a glittering ceremony in Winchester.
PCC praises Officers for creation of a High Harm Team in the New Forest
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary for creating a new team focused on areas of most harm in local communities. Priorities for the New Forest High Harm Team include targeting violent and repeat offenders and those committing serious crime, drug-related harm, and working with other forces. […]
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones welcomes new chief constable
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has today (February 23) welcomed Scott Chilton as the new chief constable of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary.
Statement on the sale of Lymington Police Station
The Police and Crime Commissioner has agreed the sale of the Lymington Police Station site on Southampton Road.
‘Local Bobbies are making a comeback!’
Donna Jones – Police & Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight has today announced communities, towns and villages across Hampshire and Isle of Wight will have named, dedicated police officers and PCSO’s with the first of these in place by April 2024.
PCC Donna Jones wants police to have more powers to disrupt protesters
Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones backs the government’s Public Order Bill which will give police officers more powers to deal with protesters. She wants police to have increased stop and search powers and use banning orders to stop crimes from being committed and mass public disruption across the UK. […]
“This is a significant step for the criminal justice system” – PCC Donna Jones responds to law recognising children as victims when they are born as a result of rape
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, also Joint Victims Lead for the APCC has reacted to the government’s amendment to the upcoming Victims Bill which will now recognise children born as a result of rape as victims for the first time. Responding to the announcement, she said: “This is a […]
New report says ‘Safer Streets Fund’ is building confidence in the police
An independent evaluation of the Government’s Safer Streets funding shows it is leading to growing confidence and engagement with the police. The Safer Streets Fund was launched in January 2020 with the aim of reducing acquisitive crime in the worst affected local residential areas. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales […]
‘Online Safety Bill must go further:’ Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging the government to support jail time for tech companies
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones backs to call for the Online Safety Bill to go further to safeguard children. The comments come after Conservative MPs have put pressure on the government to ensure the legislation holds social media bosses to account for harmful content. Speaking on the […]
Police and Crime Commissioner Awards 2023: nominations are open for this year’s PCC’s awards
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is hosting her second annual award ceremony to recognise the contribution volunteers and partners make to policing, and creating safer local communities. The Police and Crime Commissioner Awards 2023 will recognise volunteers and staff from across the public, private and voluntary sector at a special celebratory ceremony to be […]
PCC praises police for making 700 arrests for drink and drug driving
Police and Crime Commissioner has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary and Thames Valley Police for making more than 700 arrests as part of Operation Holly, the annual Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign. The arrests were carried out by Roads Policing Officers in the Joint Operations Unit who work across both counties. […]
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight reiterates police advice on drink spiking ahead of New Year’s Eve
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging potential victims of drink spiking to report to police and get tested quickly this New Year’s Eve. In the lead up to the celebrations, the National Police Chief’s Council has shared spiking statistics for England and Wales stating that nearly 5,000 cases were reported nationally between […]
Government minister praises work of Police and Crime Commissioner on her work to protect women and girls
A Government minister has praised the work of Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones on her work to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The praise came during a debate on the Sex-based Harassment Bill on Friday 9 December in the House of Commons before the government announced support to make public sexual harassment […]
New Year, new priorities for the Youth Commission
Improving relationships with the police, domestic abuse and staying safe on the streets are the three issues that the Police and Crime Commissioner’s new Youth Commission members have selected as top concerns to consult on with their peers in the New Year. Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Terry […]
PCC reacts to first public Parole hearing
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna Jones, has reacted to the first public Parole hearing saying that the process is ‘long overdue.’ The PCC has made the comments as the Parole Board prepares to hold a hearing regarding the case of Russell Causley who killed his wife in 1985.
PCC praises police for aggravated burglary investigation in Portsmouth
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary for their swift action in an investigation into aggravated burglaries in Portsmouth.
WHITE RIBBON DAY 2022: Police and Crime Commissioner teams up with sports clubs, listens to the voices of women and girls and showcases behaviour change programmes to tackle violence against women and girls in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight
PCC Donna Jones has teamed up with Hampshire Cricket’s Hampshire Hawks and Southern Vipers to urge men and boys to call out harassing, sexist and violent behaviour towards women and girls, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November (White Ribbon Day). The players have come together to take […]
Scott Chilton confirmed as Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next Chief Constable
Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Police and Crime Panel has today (November 22) approved the selection of Scott Chilton as the next Chief Constable for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary after PCC Donna Jones selected him as her preferred candidate earlier this month.