As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my mission to make you, your family, and your community safer. One of my ten pledges is to stand up and speak out for all communities, listening to, responding to, and acting upon your views, carrying out meaningful consultation with the public to inform our business.
Since my election, and campaigning beforehand, I have listened to thousands of people from the community, in business, specialist partners and the Chief Constable’s team, who deliver the operational policing. This was an important first step before updating the Police and Crime Plan.
I am now consulting regularly, and you can find my open surveys and consultations on this page. You can also sign up to the mailing list to receive a monthly alert about open consultations. See the latest email here.
Everybody wants to feel safe at work so they can succeed and thrive. The government are therefore looking at whether the current laws on this issue provide the protections they’re supposed to; identify if there are any gaps and consider what more can be done at a practical level to ensure people are properly protected at work.
To help them with this the government want to understand people’s experiences, focussing on some particular issues they might be able to tackle through changes to the law.
This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 2 October 2019.
The Offensive Weapons Act, which received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019, requires the Secretary of State to produce statutory guidance which covers the implementation of certain measures within the act in England and Wales. The guidance is primarily for the police, retailers and trading standards. The statutory guidance sets out how the legislation should be implemented and applied, the obligations imposed under the act, and what factors should be taken into account when making decisions on how to proceed with individual cases of the possession, sale and delivery of knives, corrosives and offensive weapons, and the use of these to threaten others.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 9 October 2019.
The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 introduces Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs). These new preventative civil Orders will be an additional tool that the police will be able to use to work with young people and adults to encourage them to help steer them away from knife crime and serious violence.
KCPOs will help to divert those who may be carrying knives, or who are at greatest risk of being drawn into serious violence, away from being involved in knife crime. They will also help to prevent those who have been involved in knife crime from further offending when used following a conviction.
The guidance is primarily intended to be used by the police and Crown Prosecution Service but will also be of interest to the judiciary and groups that represent young people and adults within the criminal justice system.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 25 September 2019.
Each year, the Youth Commission speak to young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to get their concerns, views and ideas. The Youth Commission are consulting on their priorities: unhealthy relationships, substance misuse, and anti-social behaviour.
It is important that as a resident of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton you have the opportunity to talk to us about your thoughts, views and experiences on local policing, community safety and solutions to improving the life opportunities for all our residents.
Having your voice heard and seeing how you have contributed to positive change for individuals and communities is our goal. We want to provide focus groups and consultation opportunities on a range of themes and topics, all of which feed directly into the work of the Commissioner and his team.
We’d really like to hear from you. We ask you take the time to register your interest in being a part of our focus group and consultation opportunities. This link takes you to a registration form where you can complete your details securely and let us know the types of things you’d like to talk to us about.
Register your interest here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90145045/Focus-Group-and-Consultation-participant-registration
Reports from our previous focus groups can be found on the results and reports page.