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

Commissioner’s youth volunteers crack hate crime case

Youth volunteers working with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones have had the unique opportunity to take a walk through a police investigation into a Hate Crime and to become the jury in a mock trial for the case.

14 October 2021

Police, PCC and Council offer free bike security to reduce theft

Hampshire Constabulary, the Police and Crime Commissioner, and Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council are holding a free event for bike owners in Festival Place Market Square on Wednesday 27 October between 12:30pm and 4:30pm, to improve bike security and reduce theft in the district. PCSOs will be fitting marking kits to bikes, and staff from […]

13 October 2021

Last call for feedback on Commissioner’s Plan to strengthen policing and create safer streets

Residents and businesses across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have until 14 October 2021 to have their final say on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s draft ‘More Police, Safer Streets’ Police and Crime Plan.

06 October 2021

Pop-up hate crime reporting centre coming to Marlands Shopping Centre in Southampton

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office have teamed up with the Southampton Hate Crime Network, Restorative Solutions, the Victim Care Service and Hampshire Constabulary to bring a pop-up hate crime reporting centre to the middle of Southampton during this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

06 October 2021

Over half a million pounds to target root causes of violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, working with Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight councils, has successfully secured £648,755 of funding from the Home Office to tackle violence against women and girls.

05 October 2021

First and foremost policing must ensure its own house is in order

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) welcome today’s announcement of an independent inquiry which will look at the events which preceded Sarah Everard’s murder, and identify what needs to change to rebuild public trust.

05 October 2021

Statement on the sentencing of Wayne Couzens

Hampshire and Isle of Wight PCC Donna Jones, one of two APCC Victims Leads, has reacted to the sentencing of Wayne Couzens today.

30 September 2021

Free ACE/Trauma training for professionals

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is pleased to offer free ACE/Trauma training for professionals across sectors who support young people up to the age of 25 years.  Those attending training must be aged at least 18 years.

29 September 2021

Chief Executive Appointment

Following an open recruitment process Jason Kenny is to take up the role as the new Chief Executive at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner next month.

29 September 2021

New Exhibition unmasks the truth about Modern Slavery

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership, in conjunction with Hampshire Cultural Trust, are proud to present the emotive and thought provoking exhibition ‘The real faces of Modern Slavery: unmasking the truth’.

27 September 2021

Paying tribute to our fallen officers

Sunday 26th September is National Police Memorial Day where we remember fallen officers.

24 September 2021

Consultation on ‘More Police, Safer Streets’ Plan

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones’ draft ‘More Police, Safer Streets’ Police and Crime Plan is now out for consultation and the Commissioner is asking residents to give their feedback before the online survey closes on 14 October.

20 September 2021

Safeguarding victims of Sexual Exploitation top of the agenda

Over 100 professionals have taken part in the Modern Slavery Partnership’s webinar to learn about the role of policing in tackling sexual exploitation, the risks and violence experienced by those working in the sex industry and how to support them.

17 September 2021

New multi-agency task group to tackle and prevent violence against women and girls launched

Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and National Lead for Victims has today launched a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Task Group with Hampshire Constabulary, partners across the criminal justice system and local authorities. The Commissioner’s VAWG Task Group will not only seek to improve the operational […]

17 September 2021

Join the Youth Commission

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is looking for young people aged 14-24 years old to join her Youth Commission and act as the voice of young people on the police and crime issues.

15 September 2021

Commissioner urges community to use new StreetSafe tool

The Home Office has launched StreetSafe, an online tool on police.uk that enables people, particularly women and girls, to pin-point locations where they feel or have felt unsafe.

14 September 2021

Support for dog thefts criminal offence

Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner and Cllr Jan Warwick have given their support to the recommendations set out by the national Pet Theft Taskforce to tackle the reported rise in pet theft, including the introduction of pet abduction becoming a criminal offence. The new law will recognise the welfare of animals and that pets […]

07 September 2021

Tune in to PCC’s Online Scrutiny Session

Tune in to Facebook Live on Wednesday 8 September at 6pm for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s first public scrutiny session, ‘COPS’ (Commissioner’s oversight of policing services), with the Chief Constable.

06 September 2021

Education programme to prevent exploitation and violence

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones has awarded St Giles Trust £47,000 to deliver County Lines, Child Criminal Exploitation, Knife Crime, Organised Crime and Gang Culture awareness raising sessions in schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

02 September 2021

New plan for safer streets unveiled

Newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has unveiled her multi-year plan to strengthen policing across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. In ‘More police, safer streets’ the Commissioner commits to recruiting an extra 600 officers, to improving police visibility and to working harder to combat anti-social behaviour. It also includes measures on rural […]

31 August 2021

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