News

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

News round up from the OPCC

It’s been a busy month in the office, with lots of engagement events with young people, the rural community and businesses, and good progress with the project funded by the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund and the Violence Reduction Unit.

18 October 2019

Businesses encouraged to become hate crime aware during National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane is urging businesses of any size to become hate crime aware during this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

15 October 2019

Response to today’s Queen’s Speech

Responding to the Queen’s speech, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner said:

14 October 2019

Hate crime reporting app now available across Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Southampton’s Hate Crime Network and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have teamed up to make Southampton’s hate crime reporting app available to all Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents.

11 October 2019

156 more officers for Hampshire Constabulary

“I am delighted that Hampshire Constabulary will have 156 additional Police Officers as part of the first tranche of uplift the Government has announced today.

09 October 2019

PCC comments on findings of police misconduct investigation

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner serving Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, commented on the finds of the police misconduct investigation:

04 October 2019

New funding opportunity opens

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane is offering community organisations across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton the opportunity to bid for up to £50,000 for projects and services that reduce offending and support victims.

02 October 2019

Nominations for annual Safer Awards open

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 2019.

19 September 2019

Local criminal system the focus of Channel 4 documentary

The first episode of a ground breaking documentary series following agencies from across the Hampshire Criminal Justice System was broadcast last night [Monday 16 September]. The Channel 4 series, Crime and Punishment, follows local agencies including Probation, the Crown Prosecution Service, Hampshire Constabulary and HM Prison Winchester, to create the first documentary of its kind […]

17 September 2019

Youth Commission looking for new members

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14-25. The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people, informing and supporting Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, in his work and helping him to challenge the Chief Constable on areas that are of importance to young people.

09 September 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.

04 September 2019

Reducing crime and supporting victims through community based projects

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

02 September 2019

News round up from the OPCC

Since the last update, the PCC and his team have been working to provide the public with a directory to help handle anti-social behaviour, and there is the news that the Home Office have awarded the PCC funding for a violence reduction unit. The Commission’s Youth Commission have visited a drugs lab to learn about […]

30 August 2019

Low cost loan fraud: Action Fraud alert

Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target people with offers of “low cost” loans or “free” government grants.

19 August 2019

Comment on the death of PC Andrew Harper of Thames Valley Police

Commenting on the death of PC Andrew Harper from Thames Valley Police, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, said: “I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of PC Andrew Harper, and my thoughts are also with the officers and staff […]

16 August 2019

PCC to lead new Violence Reduction Unit for Hampshire

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has been awarded £880,000 by the Home Office to set up a Violence Reduction Unit in Hampshire.

12 August 2019

“If I didn’t work I got beaten up” Modern Slavery survivor speaks after 15 years of abuse

A survivor of modern slavery who spent 15 years trapped in forced labour has spoken out to help raise public awareness of the issues.

06 August 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the PCC was at the New Forest & County Show meeting people from our rural communities, he reacted to the Prime Minister’s announcement about recruitment of additional police officers, and attended a screening of the ACE’s film Resilience.

05 August 2019

Michael Lane comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement to recruit police officers

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement that 20,000 new police officers will be recruited nationally over the next three years is very welcome.

30 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the PCC attended the Big Band Buffet in Romsey to meet older residents; represented Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners; called for improved and greater information and data sharing amongst partners; and reminded residents about next week’s New Forest Show.

26 July 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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