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.
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 COPS meetings provide an opportunity to do this on a regular basis.
COPS (Commissioner’s Oversight of Policing Services), sees the PCC with the Chief Constable in a live social media event and the public can watch and ask questions on the day or submit their questions in advance.
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.
In response to feedback from the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation consultation, a Cyber Ambassadors scheme has been introduced in schools. The main aim of the scheme is to skill-up a small number of students in education settings on key online safety issues. These informed students then pass on their learning and offer helpful support to their peers promoting good digital citizenship and civility.
Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG)
The Strategic Youth Independent Advisory group covers Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.
This is a volunteer group for those aged 14 to 25 which enables young people to be involved in reviewing, challenging and scrutinising the work of the police.
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.
Legally Qualified Chairs (LQCs)
The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory duty under the police complaints system to maintain a list of Legally Qualified Chairs (LQCs) who are available to chair police Misconduct Hearings and to nominate a chair to sit on each panel.