News

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

Commissioner opens funding round for community organisations

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is offering community organisations across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton the opportunity to bid for funding for projects and services that will help keep their communities safer.

19 October 2018

Number of hate crime reporting centres has risen from 3 to nearly 60 within the last 18 months

The number of Third Party Reporting Centres (TPRCs) for hate crime in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has risen from 3 to nearly 60 during the last 18 months, latest figures show. 23 of the reporting centres are based at Citizens Advice Bureaus; the remainder are based at independent organisations within local communities. The […]

19 October 2018

M3 Eastbound closed at Winchester on Friday night

The M3 eastbound between J10 and J9 will be closed due to roadworks from 9pm on Friday 19 October until 6am on Saturday 20 October 2018.

17 October 2018

Youth Commission Celebrate National Recognition

This afternoon, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission are celebrating in Millbank, London following recognition of their work as a runner-up for a Lord Ferrers Award.

16 October 2018

Young people would rather report hate crime to a person than using an app, Youth Commission survey shows

A recent survey run by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission finds that young people prefer to report a hate crime face to face rather than via a website or an app.

15 October 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner invites nominations for his annual Safer Awards

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton is inviting nominations from members of the local community for his annual Safer Awards 2018.

10 October 2018

Highlights from July to September 2018

At last week’s Police and Crime Panel meeting, the Commissioner presented a video summarising activities and highlights from the previous three months.

09 October 2018

September COMPASS available to watch

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, challenges Hampshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable on police priorities, as well as questions and concerns for the public.

05 October 2018

PCC welcomes increased dignity for female detainees

Michael Lane has co-signed a letter with all other Police and Crime Commissioners, responding to the Home Secretary’s consultation about revisions to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) codes C and H.  In this letter, the PCCs have taken the opportunity to highlight outstanding shortcomings in court custody with regards to treatment of menstruating […]

02 October 2018

Plan ahead for M27 closure 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.

25 September 2018

Police confirm move to Lymington NFDC offices

The Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce the new location for the New Forest West police station at the New Forest District Council offices on Avenue Road.  It will provide modern and fit-for-purpose accommodation for officers and staff to continue policing the Lymington area.

21 September 2018

Search for Young People to Influence Policing

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is seeking volunteers aged between 14 and 25 years old to help give young people a voice on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most. Recruitment for new members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is now open. The Youth Commission acts as […]

20 September 2018

Commissioner Launches Scamnesty Campaign

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has launched a Scamnesty campaign to encourage people to report scams and to provide advice to help local people avoid becoming victims of fraud. The campaign involves a new online ‘Safer Pack’, Scamnesty ‘post boxes’ and Friday Fraud Roadshows. 

11 September 2018

Comment on National Audit Office report on the financial sustainability of police forces

“I welcome the National Audit Office’s detailed report on the sustainability of police funding. It raises important issues around the resourcing of policing amidst the changing nature of demand that puts additional pressure on constabularies.

11 September 2018

Commissioner Allocates Grants to Keep Communities Safer

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane has awarded 32 grants totalling £334,774 in his latest grants round that supports community organisations that are working to help keep Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton safer.

04 September 2018

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.

22 August 2018

Southampton’s Criminal Justice Open Day

Want to know how a Judge or Magistrates deal with sentencing? Find out at Southampton’s Criminal Justice Open Day On Saturday 15 September 2018 from 10am to 3pm, everyone is invited to visit the law courts in Southampton, to go behind the scenes and find out what happens there. 

21 August 2018

Successful Child Sexual Crime support service extended to Portsmouth

Families in Portsmouth will soon be able to access the Frankie Worker counselling service, which supports young victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and female genital mutilation (FGM) following decisions by Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, and NHS England to extend funding.

27 July 2018

Watch the June COMPASS meeting

The COMPASS meeting held in June, when Michael Lane scrutinised the Chief Constable is now available to watch in full on YouTube.  You can watch the video above, or watch directly on YouTube to jump to the questions you are interested in.

20 July 2018

Youth Commission’s work recognised during National Democracy Week

The work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission in giving young people a voice has been recognised in the latest issue of a key publication aimed at teachers and health professionals working with young people.

06 July 2018

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.

Hampshire Alert

If you live or work in Hampshire, you are invited to register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone.

Isle of Wight Alert

If you live or work in the Isle of Wight, you are invited to register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone.

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.