My Blog

Welcome to my blog, where you can find out more about my motivation and thoughts as the Police and Crime Commissioner, serving Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton.

20 December 2017: My thoughts on the Government’s Police Funding announcement

On Tuesday 19 December the Minister of State the Right Honourable Nick Hurd made his statement on police funding in the House of Commons. 

20 December 2017

07 December 2017: Funding Challenges

Keeping people SAFER in my area is currently underfunded when measured against community desires and expectations.  This applies across many parts of public service and has its versions in the public sector, supporting agencies, the third sector and from access to businesses in an affordable way for those who need commercial services.

07 December 2017

10 November: An Efficient Force?

I always welcome HMICFRS inspections for the value they bring independently testing the Constabulary and comparing best and good practice nationally.

10 November 2017

30 October: Force Executive meeting

Following a routine one-to-one update with the Chief Constable on topical issues it was good to engage with the senior force executive team of the Constabulary

30 October 2017

26 October 2017: A national focus on Modern Slavery is welcome

I am delighted that government (Sarah Newton Home Office Minister in parliament today) and HMICFRS (the report inspection of 10 forces not including Hampshire Constabulary) continue to make clear the priority that should be given for all of us to acknowledge the unacceptable presence of modern slavery in our communities.

26 October 2017