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 rolls out online safety resources to all schools to help pupils stay safe online while learning at home

While some pupils are back at school from this week, learning at home remains for many. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme is offering access to online safety activities to all schools, not just scheme members, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

02 June 2020

Organisations supporting domestic and sexual abuse victims urged by Police and Crime Commissioner to apply for emergency funding

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has successfully secured the opportunity to bid for additional funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to specifically support organisations that work locally with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

28 May 2020

PCC sets out new plan to protect communities during COVID-19 and into the future

In these extraordinary times Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner sets out his new plan to enable swift and immediate action to keep communities safer now and into the future.

27 May 2020

Public advised to cover faces in enclosed spaces

The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

15 May 2020

PCC comments on Prime Minister’s statement

“As the Prime Minister confirmed last night, “this is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week”.

11 May 2020

£500,000 ‘COVID-19 Response Fund’ to provide urgent investment and critical support to sustain victim services

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane is setting aside £500,000 to sustain local provision of services to protect victims, support those vulnerable to crime, and work with offenders to reduce demand on hard pressed service providers. This funding will address issues that are emerging as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06 May 2020

Commissioner’s fund helps to keep communities safer during COVID-19 pandemic

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has responded to communities in need during the pandemic by setting up a COVID-19 Keeping Communities Safer Fund. To date the Commissioner has awarded 36 grants totalling over £12,300.

04 May 2020

New online advice for victims of crime

The Victim Care Service, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and provided by Victim Support, has launched a new website to ensure anyone affected by crime in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton can access support and advice.

29 April 2020

PCC invites questions about policing during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Chief Constable

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents to submit their own questions for him to put to the Chief Constable on their behalf as part of his regular scrutiny and support meetings.

20 April 2020

COVID-19 Keeping Communities Safer Fund launched

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has set up a £25k fund to provide existing voluntary groups, informal community groups established in direct response to COVID-19, Parish and Town councils and schools grants of up to £500 to help people stay safe.

16 April 2020

PCC: Support is available and thanks to those who continue to provide it

“Keeping people safe is everyone’s top priority, but we recognise that for some staying home is not as safe as it is for others.  Sadly, there are examples in our communities, which we should all be alert to notice”, said Michael Lane Police and Crime Commissioner.

08 April 2020

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.

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

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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