News

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

PCC responds to additional powers for policing

PCC responds to additional powers for policing with call for all to take personal responsibility for doing the necessary and right things to save lives and reduce risk.

26 March 2020

PCC responds to needs of partners during Covid-19 crisis

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has re-iterated his commitment to continue to support the delivery of essential services to victims of crime and vulnerable members of our communities during the Covid-19 crisis. The Commissioner’s team have written to partners asking for their service delivery plans during the crisis in order to establish those areas […]

26 March 2020

PCC invites questions from the public on Covid-19 and the impact on policing to put to the Chief Constable

As part of the regular scrutiny and support of the Chief Constable, Michael Lane is asking the public to submit their questions concerning how Covid-19 is impacting on policing and the plans that are in place to continue to keep you safer.

20 March 2020

Commissioner promises to support police and partners

“We are currently facing unprecedented and dynamically changing times. The Government announced last week that the Police and Crime Commissioner and local elections that were due to take place this May will now move to May 2021.

20 March 2020

PCC supports victims and reduces crime by funding community-based projects

The Police and Crime Commissioner and his team have worked to identify community-based projects that will help address his priorities and work locally to protect vulnerable people, support victims of crime, and prevent offending.

02 March 2020

Sexual crime therapeutic support and counselling improvements

Therapeutic support for victims of sexual crime in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton is to be improved through new arrangements being put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner following a successful bid for funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

28 February 2020

Stop & search: 45% people not confident in knowing their rights

As part of Justice Week 2020, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner ran a poll of knowledge about legal rights. We asked people “How confident are you that you know your legal rights if you are stopped and searched by the police?”

28 February 2020

Victim Care Service a Leading Light for support for Domestic Abuse victims

The Victim Care Service, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and provided by Victim Support, has been awarded the Safe Lives Leading Lights accreditation for the support it provides for people in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight who have experienced domestic abuse.

25 February 2020

Cyber Ambassadors come together for a better internet

Cyber Ambassadors (aged 7-16 years) from Hampshire came together to celebrate their successes in helping keep their peers safe online as part of Safer Internet Day 2020 on Tuesday 6 February.

07 February 2020

PCC gains support from Police and Crime Panel to enhance local policing

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane has today had his recommendation to increase the council tax precept by £10 per year for a Band D property supported by the Police and Crime Panel.

07 February 2020

City comes together to collaborate on a plan to reduce violence

Over 150 individuals, organisations and community groups from across Southampton came together on 6 February to explore what serious violence means for the city, the influencing factors and collective solutions to help combat it.

06 February 2020

Plan ahead for M27 closure by Highways England 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.

31 January 2020

Have your say on your contribution to the cost of policing

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is urging residents to ensure they have their say on the level of contribution they are willing to make towards the cost of local policing.

27 January 2020

Youth Commission seeks views on Serious Violence, Exploitation and Hate Crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has launched its Big Conversation 2020 asking young people for their views on topical crime and policing issues.

23 January 2020

Hampshire PCC responds to Police Settlement Announcement

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane says: “It is really good news to have the Government’s announcement of the 2020/21 Police Settlement figures approved today.  These are essential to the planning to keep our communities SAFER for the coming year and to ensure I can set an appropriate council tax in time and after consulting […]

22 January 2020

PCC comments on death of John Jenkins, D-Day veteran

Michael Lane’s thoughts on the announcement of the death of John Jenkins D-Day veteran, centenarian and Portsmouth legend: 

18 December 2019

Violence Reduction Unit awards £500,000 to tackle serious violence in Hampshire

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has awarded £500,000 for initiatives to prevent and tackle serious violence in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

18 December 2019

Death of Ron Hogg, Durham Police, Victims and Crime Commissioner

PCC Michael Lane has responded to the death of Ron Hogg:

18 December 2019

Volunteers recognised by Commissioner at 2019 SAFER awards

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, hosted his third SAFER awards on International Volunteers Day (Thursday 5 December). The event celebrated the vital role volunteers play in supporting policing and the community.

06 December 2019

Drugs and alcohol tops Youth Commission poll as young people’s biggest concern

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, welcomed his Youth Commission’s Big Conversation findings and recommendations at a conference on Saturday 23 November.

25 November 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.

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