News

This is the News section of the website where you will find out what the Commissioner has been doing over the previous weeks…

Low cost loan fraud: Action Fraud alert

Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target people with offers of “low cost” loans or “free” government grants.

19 August 2019

Comment on the death of PC Andrew Harper of Thames Valley Police

Commenting on the death of PC Andrew Harper from Thames Valley Police, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, said: “I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of PC Andrew Harper, and my thoughts are also with the officers and staff […]

16 August 2019

PCC to lead new Violence Reduction Unit for Hampshire

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has been awarded £880,000 by the Home Office to set up a Violence Reduction Unit in Hampshire.

12 August 2019

“If I didn’t work I got beaten up” Modern Slavery survivor speaks after 15 years of abuse

A survivor of modern slavery who spent 15 years trapped in forced labour has spoken out to help raise public awareness of the issues.

06 August 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the PCC was at the New Forest & County Show meeting people from our rural communities, he reacted to the Prime Minister’s announcement about recruitment of additional police officers, and attended a screening of the ACE’s film Resilience.

05 August 2019

Michael Lane comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement to recruit police officers

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement that 20,000 new police officers will be recruited nationally over the next three years is very welcome.

30 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the PCC attended the Big Band Buffet in Romsey to meet older residents; represented Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners; called for improved and greater information and data sharing amongst partners; and reminded residents about next week’s New Forest Show.

26 July 2019

Conference hosted by PCC makes bid for better information sharing to reduce crime

A conference hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton has made the case for improved data and information sharing amongst organisations involved in keeping our communities safer.

23 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

On Saturday 13 July, Michael Lane and his team attended the Southampton Mela to engage with the diverse communities of the city on community safety matters.

22 July 2019

PCC comments on the National Rural Crime Network report on Domestic Abuse

Today, Michael Lane has been invited to Westminster for the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) launch of their report looking into domestic abuse in rural areas.

17 July 2019

Supporting nationwide focus on Forced Marriage and FGM

A number of community safety partners in Hampshire are combining forces this week to support Op Limelight, a police operation at airports nationwide to crack down on Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as the school holidays get underway. The six-week break is often used to force young people to get married to someone […]

15 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

The PCC met with the minister for Health at the launch of Southampton’s wellbeing centres and commented on the Home Office front line review this week.  The Youth Commission were representing the views of young people across the region at the County Child Exploitation Board in Portsmouth as well.  If you haven’t added your voice […]

12 July 2019

Commissioner Michael Lane attends launch of Southampton Living Well

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton yesterday attended the launch of Southampton Living Well at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre in Southampton.

12 July 2019

Last chance to have your say on anti-social behaviour in your area

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is reminding residents to complete his anti-social behaviour survey if they haven’t yet done so.

09 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

The PCC attended the passing out ceremony of newly-trained police officers this week, and the office have been working at events on the Isle of Wight, in Portsmouth, Fareham and Havant to keep the public informed about our work.  We’ve also been working alongside the Constabulary to tackle serious sexual offences, developing resources to support […]

05 July 2019

Volunteer recruitment will help PCC’s office to build strong, resilient communities

The Office of the PCC is looking for four new volunteers to help to build a strong network of groups and charities across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

05 July 2019

Crime Prevention: Local residents invited to have valuable items marked at County Show

Police and Crime Commissioner and Country Watch invites local residents to bring small items to Royal Isle of Wight County Show for free marking to help prevent crime.

26 June 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the Commissioner invited residents to get crime prevention advice and help at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show, and welcomed commissioned partners to the office to improve collaborative working.  The assistant PCC attended the Police Strategy Forum, and also represented the PCC at Armed Forces Day.

25 June 2019

PCC to extend his Cyber Ambassadors Scheme to keep young people safer online

Due to extensive demand from local primary and secondary schools, Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner will be extending his Cyber Ambassadors Scheme for another two years to 2021. The scheme, which was developed by his Youth Commission, educates children and young people on how to be safe online through peer to peer training.

25 June 2019

Plan ahead for M27 closure by Highways England this weekend

This weekend, Highways England will be closing a section of the M27 to replace the bridge which carries the A3057 Romsey Road over motorway.  As a result, residents should plan their journeys and expect extra traffic disruption in the area.

24 June 2019

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.