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Views on council tax contributions to policing sought

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is urging residents to share their views in the annual police budget precept consultation.

02 December 2021

Commissioner champions trauma informed policing

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is championing a ground breaking scheme that sees Trauma informed experts joining three response and patrol policing teams (Portsmouth, Waterlooville and Portswood) to imbed trauma informed policing.

30 November 2021

Task group seeks to expedite justice for women and girls who are victims of violence

Expediting justice for victims and preventing violence against women and girls are two of the key areas of focus for the multi-agency task group, set up by Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones.

24 November 2021

Commissioner teams up with sports clubs to encourage pledges to stop violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has gained support from sports clubs and associations in Hampshire for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November (White Ribbon Day).

23 November 2021

Hate Crime revealed as young people’s top concern at Youth Conference

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has welcomed her Youth Commission’s recommendations on how young people would like hate crime, serious violence and exploitation tackled in the future.

22 November 2021

Shoppers urged to be kind to shop workers this Christmas

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is asking people to consider their behaviour and be kind to shop workers this Christmas. The plea is in support of the national #ShopKind campaign that is being launched by the Association of Convenience Stores on Monday, 22nd November. 

22 November 2021

Plan for More Police and Safer Streets launched by PCC

Commissioner Donna Jones has launched her new Police and Crime Plan, ‘More Police, Safer Streets’, which sets the strategic direction and priorities for policing across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for the next three years. The full Plan can be read at www.morepolicesaferstreets.com.

22 November 2021

Commissioner to hold public scrutiny session with Chief Constable and invites public questions

Donna Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner will be holding her next public scrutiny session, ‘COPS’ (Commissioner’s Oversight of Policing Services), with the Chief Constable at 6pm on 2 December 2021. The session will be live on social media and the Commissioner is inviting the public to watch and ask questions on the night or […]

19 November 2021

Learn about Modern Slavery at Portsmouth Libraries

The Modern Slavery Partnership’s emotive and thought provoking exhibition ‘The Real Faces of Modern Slavery: Unmasking The Truth’ will be showing at Portsmouth Libraries from 16th November.

15 November 2021

Annual Seminar recognises the importance of Independent Custody Visitors

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones has praised the work of volunteers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who give up their time to ensure the rights and entitlements of those held in police custody are respected.

11 November 2021

More police is top priority for Commissioner and community

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is already delivering on her pledge to have 600 additional police officers in Hampshire and Isle of Wight by 2023 with 385* already having been recruited.

03 November 2021

Commissioner Commends Constabulary’s crackdown on County Lines

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has commended Hampshire Constabulary for its efforts as part of the National County Lines Intensification Week, which locally resulted in 43 arrests, the seizure of drugs, mobile phones, money and weapons and 59 individuals being safeguarded, including children. Donna Jones, said: “We all know the misery that drugs can […]

01 November 2021

Local residents support PCC’s priorities for policing

Almost 5,000 local residents and partners have given their views on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s draft Police and Crime Plan ‘More Police, Safer Streets’ and showed significant support for all nine priorities the Commissioner set out to make Hampshire and Isle of Wight two of the safest counties to live, work and visit.  

25 October 2021

Commitment to strengthen local justice system approach to violence against women and girls

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has become the new Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB). As Chair of the LCJB, Commissioner Jones will be focussing on rebuilding confidence and trust in the local criminal justice system by critically challenging all partners to do more for all victims, […]

21 October 2021

Substance misuse to be focus of youth scrutiny group

Substance misuse and how the police in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight work to prevent and respond to it has been selected as the second area for review by a group of young volunteers set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner to challenge policing practices.

21 October 2021

How police and the CPS can improve charge and conviction rates for rape

Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and one of two Victims’ Leads at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has told a panel of MPs the Crown Prosecution Service should be less risk-averse when considering charging suspects of Rape And Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO).

20 October 2021

Statement following the death of Sir David Amess MP

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, said: “Following the horrific death of Sir David Amess, my heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends. This appalling attack is not only a human tragedy, but a direct attack on our democracy.

15 October 2021

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 Basingstoke 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 the […]

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

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