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End of mandatory degrees for officers frees up to 100,000 hours of police time
Since taking office in May 2021, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna Jones has campaigned for the end of the compulsory police entry degree, believing practical common sense life skills are as important in policing as academic ability and that UK policing needs both.
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. […]
‘Why the Met needs breaking up and vetting isn’t the issue’ – Police Commissioner Donna Jones, national lead for victims reacts to the Baroness Casey review
On the eve of the publication of the Baroness Casey review, I carry a deep sense of shame, anger, hurt and disappointment. Mixed emotions that signify my pain for the thousands of victims that never should have been victims, and my pain for the thousands of men and women in this country who put on […]
New beach sports initiative on the Isle of Wight to tackle anti-social behaviour this summer
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has responded to calls to help combat anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Ryde by funding a summer sports programme.
PCC Donna Jones welcomes the Non-Crime Hate Incidents Draft Code of Practice
The Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has given her support to draft guidelines which would see police prioritising freedom of speech over taking offence in non-crime hate incidents.
Police Station will reopen to the Public
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Donna Jones, has announced the next part of a plan to improve visibility and access to policing by reopening Portsmouth Central Police Station to the public.
New e-bike patrols to transform neighbourhood policing on the Isle of Wight
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has funded four power assisted bicycles to tackle anti-social behaviour in Sandown, Shanklin, Lake and Ventnor.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s research team have created a ‘perpetrator dashboard’ to help reduce VAWG and reoffending
PCC Donna Jones’ research team have built a support services directory for perpetrator diversion. The dashboard has been designed to reflect intervention and diversion linked to the ‘seven pathways to reduce reoffending’. The dashboard was developed by the Commissioner’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Task Group to support Hampshire and Isle of […]
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.
Police and Crime Commissioner opens funding bids to tackle Rural Crime
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has today launched a new funding initiative to fight crime in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight. The first round of the Commissioner’s Emerging Needs Fund is focused on combatting Rural Crime.
‘More police, less crime and safer streets in Hampshire:’ Home Secretary praises Hampshire and Isle of Wight PCC for getting the best police funding deal for residents
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has been praised in the House of Commons this week by Home Secretary Suella Braverman for making very good use of the police funding flexibility. The comments came during oral questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on Monday 5 February.
More than 100 children attend Safer Internet Day Conference in Southampton as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme
More than 100 children attended a Safer Internet Day Conference hosted at King Edward VI School on Tuesday 7 February to mark Safer Internet Day 2023.
Police and Crime Commissioner raises awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Today (February 6) is the United Nations sponsored annual International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genial Mutilation (FGM). Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is raising the profile of FGM in order to prevent more women and girls suffering this lesser known form of violence.
PCC supports Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week with Crimestoppers campaign
Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging others to support Crimestoppers’ Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) national campaign, as part of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week (Feb 6 – 12). The campaign calls for people to challenge attitudes and increase reporting on those responsible to reduce sexual violence in our communities.
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. […]
Police and Crime Commissioner announces 50 more police officers for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones has announced she will fund 50 extra police officers for the force to improve police visibility.
“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 […]