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.

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29 March 2018: International Treaties – Policing and Justice

Local safety for everyone has increasing elements of international, national and regional input.  Risks are able to be initiated remotely and controlled remotely. But the impact is on individuals where they live, work or have their digital footprints. So our actions locally will always be an important component of our safety.

29 March 2018

22 March 2018: Hampshire Constabulary assessed as Good in terms of effectiveness

The members of Hampshire Constabulary turn up each day to keep us safer, bringing courage and professional skills to meet the challenges each day presents in often the most complex, stressful and physically demanding of circumstances.

22 March 2018

9 March 2018: Keeping you safer – an open letter

I am aware of the concerns raised by some people and groups about this year’s policing budget, the costs of my office, and perhaps even my role and that of other Police and Crime Commissioners.

09 March 2018

31 January 2018: Keeping Young People Safer Online

Yesterday I jointly hosted a Cyber Protect conference that focused on how we keep our young people safer while enabling them to make the most of technology and the digital world.

31 January 2018

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 2017: 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 2017: 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

26 August 2016: 100 Days in office

Over the last 100 days, my focus has been on listening and taking action, where necessary and appropriate.

26 August 2016