Donna Jones is to be the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
10 May 2021
Donna Jones has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and will officially take up office on Thursday 13 May.
The result was announced today at 18:30 (Monday 10 May 2021) with Donna Jones achieving 312,993 of the votes cast across the two counties.
On being elected Donna Jones said: “I would like to thank everyone who voted in these elections. I am committed to increasing the number of police on our streets and increasing police visibility in order to reduce crime. I will be looking to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour and knife crime and helping victims to the get the justice and support they deserve.
“Whilst reducing crime is important, preventing it happening in the first place is even more so. The additional funding the government has committed to Hampshire Constabulary is an opportunity to build a police force that works for the residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, from improving the 999 and 101 service to giving you feedback when you’ve reported a crime. I want to make Hampshire and Isle of Wight one the safest place to live in the country.”
Donna has been a Magistrate in Hampshire for sixteen years. This has helped her develop a strong background in criminal justice. When she was appointed by the Lord Chancellor in October 2005, she was the youngest member of the judiciary in England and Wales.
From 2014-2018 Donna was the first woman to be elected the Leader of Portsmouth City council in Hampshire, presiding over a £780 million budget. She has a thorough understanding of managing public sector finances; of generating new income and removing wastage from outdated contracts ensuring your taxes are spent wisely.
Donna is Hampshire born and bred. Her professional background is in banking. She is married with two teenage sons.