News

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

Safe Car Wash app helps to identify possible slavery victims

If you are thinking about getting your car washed, download the Safe Car Wash app, which can help car owners spot potential victims of modern slavery and trafficking. The data can then be shared anonymously with the National Crime Agency and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. 

18 April 2019

94% more likely to refer to Restorative Justice following Hampshire conference

A conference held by Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner successfully challenged assumptions around when Restorative Justice is appropriate, with 94% of delegates more likely to refer a victim of crime a result of attending.

17 April 2019

More than 100 new Cyber Ambassadors trained

More than 100 students of 12 secondary schools in Portsmouth and Hampshire have received training to become Cyber Ambassadors since the scheme was rolled out at the beginning of this year. Through peer-led education, approximately 5,000 students are ultimately benefiting from the latest knowledge on how to keep safe online.

16 April 2019

PCC Michael Lane highlights need for system-wide approach to stalking

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, said: “This week is National Stalking Awareness Week – an important week that helps shine a light on the blight that stalking and harassment brings to too many lives. This is vulnerability and risk that I and other PCCs have worked to mitigate, putting in place measures that protect […]

10 April 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner invites bids from Portsmouth projects for Safer Together funding

Know of a local project, event or initiative that would benefit from an extra £500? Organisations operating in the Portsmouth North and South constituency areas are invited to put themselves forward to receive a small grant as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Together event to be held in Cascades Shopping Centre in […]

20 March 2019

PCC commits £760,000 to police force health and wellbeing

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has invested £760,000 in a package of measures to improve the wellbeing of police officers in Hampshire.

08 March 2019

Young people bury Time Capsule at new Police Investigation Centre

PCC Michael Lane visited the site of the Eastern Police Investigation Centre (PIC) in Portsmouth with young people from his Youth Commission, the Volunteer Police Cadets, representatives from Hampshire Constabulary, and the contractors Mace Group.  The group celebrated the time capsule they buried at the site with a tour of the custody area.

05 March 2019

Eastleigh Police move into new base

Officers serving the Eastleigh area are today [5 March] moving into their new police office at the town’s Shakespeare Business Centre.  It provides modern and fit-for-purpose accommodation for officers and staff.

05 March 2019

Gosport Front Counter Services Reopen

From tomorrow [Saturday 2 March], the police front counter services will reopen at Gosport Borough Council’s offices, following works to the council building.

01 March 2019

Youth Commission campaign shortlisted for national award

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has been shortlisted for a National Crimebeat award for its campaign to raise awareness among young people of the signs of an unhealthy relationship and the help available.

27 February 2019

Commissioner comments on police misconduct allegations

Today the Commissioner has commented on the reports of alleged misconduct of a number of police officers and staff.

25 February 2019

PCC comments after Hampshire Constabulary police officer stabbed

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I was shocked and saddened to hear about the stabbing of a police officer in Stamshaw Park today. It is simply unacceptable that a member of our Constabulary going about their daily business to protect us should themselves be violently attacked.

21 February 2019

Submit your questions for the Chief Constable Scrutiny Session

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be challenging the Chief Constable on police priorities, and the questions and concerns of the public.

18 February 2019

Romance Fraud cost victims over £50m in 2018

Online dating is a great way to meet new people.  It’s convenient, offers a wide choice of potential suitors and is also a great way to communicate when developing a relationship. It can often lead to a long-lasting or even lifelong partnership.

14 February 2019

Reducing crime and supporting victims through community based projects

The Police and Crime Commissioner has worked to identify the community based services that will help tackle local priorities in preventing offending, protecting the vulnerable and supporting victims.

13 February 2019

Schools invited to join the battle against cyber sea monsters

In the run up to Safer Internet Day (5 February), schools across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton have been invited to take part in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador scheme. The Cyber Ambassador scheme enables skilled-up, informed pupils to educate and offer advice and support to their peers on staying safe online. […]

01 February 2019

Unanimous support given to PCC to enhance local policing

The Police and Crime Commissioner has today had his recommendation to increase the council tax precept by £2 per month for a Band D property unanimously supported by the Police and Crime Panel. 

25 January 2019

Report suspicious activity and behaviour to tackle terrorism

The Police and Crime Commissioner urges the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity.

22 January 2019

Policing precept increase to bolster local policing receives significant support

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has gained significant public support for his proposed increase in the policing element of the council tax of £2 per month (for a Band D household) to support local policing.

17 January 2019

Bishops Waltham Police return to base

Following refurbishment, the local police team are returning to their base in Bishops Waltham on Thursday 17 January.

17 January 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.