Get involved

There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in the work of the Commissioner and give your views on policing and crime in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton.

 

Public consultations and surveys

These provide members of the public with an opportunity to express their views and opinions on a range of topics and subjects. These provide valuable feedback that assists the Commissioner in reaching decisions.

All our open consultations are here, and most only take a few minutes of your time.

 

COMPASS meetings

At the Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy (COMPASS) meetings, Michael Lane asks the Chief Constable, Olivia Pinkney, what Hampshire Constabulary’s strategy is for addressing the issues that require police attention in the Hampshire Constabulary policing area.

It is the Commissioner’s statutory role to hold the Chief Constable to account on the performance of the police force on behalf of the public, and the COMPASS meetings provide an opportunity to do this on a regular basis.  You can normally attend these quarterly meetings, and submit a question to be addressed.  The meetings are filmed and made publicly available.  You can watch the COMPASS meetings here.

 

Crime Prevention

Find out how you take steps to keep you, your family, and your community safer from crime.  Our guide covers personal safety, online safety, protecting yourself and others, preventing business crime, and keeping your home and belongings safer.

 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission

The Youth Commission enables young people to be part of the solution to tackling crime and improving policing, rather than being seen as part of the problem. The Youth Commission aims to be reflective of the diversity of the local youth population; which is achieved by working proactively with local organisations from the education, youth and voluntary sectors.

 

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs)

ICVs are members of the local community who visit police stations unannounced on behalf of the Commissioner to check on the treatment of detainees, the conditions in which they are being held and that their rights and entitlements are being observed. Members of the community wishing to become an ICV need to complete an application form which is returned to the Scheme Administrator.

Contact us to find out about any other opportunities using our Contact Us form.

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.