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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…

“This is a significant step for the criminal justice system” – PCC Donna Jones responds to law recognising children as victims when they are born as a result of rape

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, also Joint Victims Lead for the APCC has reacted to the government’s amendment to the upcoming Victims Bill which will now recognise children born as a result of rape as victims for the first time. Responding to the announcement, she said: “This is a […]

20 January 2023

New report says ‘Safer Streets Fund’ is building confidence in the police  

  An independent evaluation of the Government’s Safer Streets funding shows it is leading to growing confidence and engagement with the police.   The Safer Streets Fund was launched in January 2020 with the aim of reducing acquisitive crime in the worst affected local residential areas. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales […]

18 January 2023

‘Online Safety Bill must go further:’ Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging the government to support jail time for tech companies

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones backs to call for the Online Safety Bill to go further to safeguard children.   The comments come after Conservative MPs have put pressure on the government to ensure the legislation holds social media bosses to account for harmful content.   Speaking on the […]

13 January 2023

Police and Crime Commissioner Awards 2023: nominations are open for this year’s PCC’s awards

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is hosting her second annual award ceremony to recognise the contribution volunteers and partners make to policing, and creating safer local communities. The Police and Crime Commissioner Awards 2023 will recognise volunteers and staff from across the public, private and voluntary sector at a special celebratory ceremony to be […]

10 January 2023

PCC praises police for making 700 arrests for drink and drug driving

Police and Crime Commissioner has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary and Thames Valley Police for making more than 700 arrests as part of Operation Holly, the annual Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign.   The arrests were carried out by Roads Policing Officers in the Joint Operations Unit who work across both counties. […]

09 January 2023

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight reiterates police advice on drink spiking ahead of New Year’s Eve

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging potential victims of drink spiking to report to police and get tested quickly this New Year’s Eve.   In the lead up to the celebrations, the National Police Chief’s Council has shared spiking statistics for England and Wales stating that nearly 5,000 cases were reported nationally between […]

30 December 2022

Government minister praises work of Police and Crime Commissioner on her work to protect women and girls

A Government minister has praised the work of Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones on her work to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). The praise came during a debate on the Sex-based Harassment Bill on Friday 9 December in the House of Commons before the government announced support to make public sexual harassment […]

15 December 2022

New Year, new priorities for the Youth Commission

Improving relationships with the police, domestic abuse and staying safe on the streets are the three issues that the Police and Crime Commissioner’s new Youth Commission members have selected as top concerns to consult on with their peers in the New Year. Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones and Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Terry […]

13 December 2022

PCC reacts to first public Parole hearing

Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Donna Jones, has reacted to the first public Parole hearing saying that the process is ‘long overdue.’ The PCC has made the comments as the Parole Board prepares to hold a hearing regarding the case of Russell Causley who killed his wife in 1985.

12 December 2022

PCC praises police for aggravated burglary investigation in Portsmouth

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has praised Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary for their swift action in an investigation into aggravated burglaries in Portsmouth.

08 December 2022

WHITE RIBBON DAY 2022: Police and Crime Commissioner teams up with sports clubs, listens to the voices of women and girls and showcases behaviour change programmes to tackle violence against women and girls in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight

PCC Donna Jones has teamed up with Hampshire Cricket’s Hampshire Hawks and Southern Vipers to urge men and boys to call out harassing, sexist and violent behaviour towards women and girls, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November (White Ribbon Day). The players have come together to take […]

25 November 2022

Scott Chilton confirmed as Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next Chief Constable

Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Police and Crime Panel has today (November 22) approved the selection of Scott Chilton as the next Chief Constable for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary after PCC Donna Jones selected him as her preferred candidate earlier this month.

22 November 2022

‘Safe on the streets’ revealed as young people’s top concern at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Conference

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has welcomed her Youth Commission’s recommendations on how young people would like street safety, hate and hostility and substance misuse tackled in the future. Safe on the streets came out as the top concern for young people in the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation survey, with 62% of the 1,614 […]

22 November 2022

“Today is a moment in history” – Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones honours her pledge to change the name of the police force to include Isle of Wight

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is pleased to announce that her request to legally change the name of the Constabulary to include the Isle of Wight has been successful. Hampshire Constabulary will now be called Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary to reflect the Isle of Wight as a county area. The official name change […]

16 November 2022

Three weeks to go: Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones continues to ask the public about their council tax contributions to policing for 2023/24

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is continuing to urge residents to share their views in her annual police budget precept consultation. The government is giving Police and Crime Commissioners the flexibility to increase the policing element of your council tax in 2023/24 by up to £10 per year (based on a Band D property).

14 November 2022

Scott Chilton chosen as the preferred candidate to be Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next Chief Constable

The Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has named Scott Chilton as her proposed appointment for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next Chief Constable.

07 November 2022

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner raises awareness of support services for male victims of domestic abuse

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Terry Norton is supporting ManKind’s Male Victims of Domestic Abuse Day (November 2) by raising awareness of the services available in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight for male victims. Deputy PCC Terry Norton said: “We know that male victims often feel embarrassed and just accept their situation which […]

02 November 2022

More than £650k secured to support victims of domestic and abuse and sexual crimes in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has secured an additional £659,746 for 2022/23 from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to provide enhanced levels of support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual crimes.

01 November 2022

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is asking for views on council tax contributions to policing for 2023/24

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging residents to share their views in the annual police budget precept consultation. The government is giving Police and Crime Commissioners the flexibility to increase the policing element of your council tax in 2023/24 by up to £10 per year (based on a Band D property). This year, […]

31 October 2022

PCC releases 2021-22 Annual Report

Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has reflected on the achievements and challenges of her first year in office as she releases her Annual Report for 2021/22.

27 October 2022