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

Commissioner comments on the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

“The announcement of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh naturally draws heartfelt condolences and prayers for Her Majesty, his family and all those who mourn him.

09 April 2021

Michael Lane interview with Unity 101 Community Radio

Recently, Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane was interviewed on Unity 101 Community Radio. 

31 March 2021

Have Your Say – Register to Vote

There is less than a month left to register to vote for the next Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 6 May 2021

23 March 2021

Safer Streets project delivers safety measures for Southampton’s city centre

Starting Monday, 22 March, Southampton residents will see a number of safety improvement works being delivered in the Bargate Ward area.

19 March 2021

Helping to protect women and girls from violence

The recent events surrounding the tragic death of Sarah Everard has firmly placed a spotlight on violence against women and girls. Many people have been shocked and saddened by her death and as result have spoken up, shared their own experience, and called for decisive action to be taken to help prevent future acts of […]

17 March 2021

Partners coming together to ensure justice for victims of crime during the pandemic

To mark national Justice Week, members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board are sharing their views on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the all parts of system including policing, the crown prosecution service, defence and probation.

03 March 2021

Office of the PCC receives national transparency award again

The Office of the PCC has again been awarded the CoPaCC Open and Transparent Quality Mark for 2021, demonstrating that this website provides clear information on the performance and activities of the PCC.

03 March 2021

Views on Serious Violence, Exploitation and Hate Crime sought by Youth Commission

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission is asking young people for their ideas on how to tackle serious violence (such as knife crime), the exploitation of young people, for example through grooming and county lines, and hate crime as part of its Big Conversation 2021.

25 February 2021

Support for those making a real difference in challenging times

The Police and Crime Commissioner and his team have worked with partners across the whole sector 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.

18 February 2021

Home Office commitment to violence reduction welcomed by PCC

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has welcomed the Home Office’s continued support for the partnership work of the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to tackle the root causes of violence and prevent young people from getting involved in crime across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

10 February 2021

Pupils learn to spot fake news on Safer Internet Day

Industry collaborations provide Cyber Ambassadors with new learning opportunities

02 February 2021

PCC allocates council tax increase into policing, with unanimous support from the Police and Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has today gained unanimous support from the Police and Crime Panel to increase the police precept of the council tax by £15 per annum (based on band D properties) to support policing to keep local residents and our communities safer.

29 January 2021

Michael Lane sets out his proposal for the council tax

Following significant support from local residents through consultation and a compelling operational imperative from the Chief Constable, Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner has set out his recommendation to the Police and Crime Panel, for the police precept increase this year.

21 January 2021

What do you want to ask the Chief Constable about policing?

The Police and Crime Commissioner invites questions from the public on police priorities and performance to put to the Chief Constable.

20 January 2021

Open letter to residents from local NHS leaders in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Leaders across the NHS in Hampshire and Isle of Wight have called on the public to support the NHS by staying safe and using the right service.

12 January 2021

Officer Hearings: Statement from Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner

Following the gross misconduct hearings of six Hampshire Constabulary Police Officers, the Independent Panel has today determined that five officers should be dismissed with immediate effect and one should receive a final written warning.

08 January 2021

Officer hearings: statement from Michael Lane

“The Independent Panel have today outlined their findings following the misconduct hearings of six Hampshire Constabulary officers. I respect the independent scrutiny they have applied to these hearings.

18 December 2020

Local volunteers recognised by PCC at Safer Awards

Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner has recognised the vital contribution volunteers make to policing, the criminal justice system and the local community at his annual Safer Awards on 2 December.

08 December 2020

Keeping Christmas Kind: Shop workers and their families speak out about abuse in moving Christmas campaign

The film features real people who have put themselves at risk working in essential shops, keeping families fed and providing vital human interaction for so many people who have been alone at home for much of the year.

30 November 2020

Your PCC put public questions to the Chief Constable – now online

As part of his ongoing scrutiny and challenge of the performance of Hampshire Constabulary, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner has put questions directly from the public to the Chief Constable and the session can now be viewed above.

24 November 2020

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