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.


Statutory Firearms Licensing Consultation

This consultation seeks public views on how best to ensure that the police carry out their firearms licensing functions in an appropriate manner, with the introduction of statutory guidance. The government will conduct a consultation with the National Police Chiefs Council and the Chief Constable of Police Scotland, as required by the legislation, alongside this consultation.

This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 17 September 2019.


Proposals for revising the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

In September last year, the government published the first ever cross-government Victims Strategy. They have already delivered a significant number of the commitments in the strategy and are on track to deliver the rest. This consultation is the first stage in delivering their commitment to consult on a strengthened Victims’ Code, that will be both clearer, and more responsive to the changing nature of crime and victims’ needs.

The government now want to hear what you have to say about their initial proposals for change, and the issues you think they should focus on. This consultation is the next step in ensuring the experience of victims within the justice system – whatever their particular path and eventual outcome – does not result in them becoming a victim of the process, as well as the crime.

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 11 September 2019.


Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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 Big Conversation

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.


Focus Groups and consultations

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.

Whether you:

  • Have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has
  • Want to share your thoughts on a particular issue
  • Want to share your experiences on policing and community safety
  • Want to help shape how we communicate with residents and share opinions on campaign materials

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: 

Reports from our previous focus groups can be found on the results and reports page.


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.