News

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

More work needed to help residents recognise hate crime

Work undertaken by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office during this week’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week showed that more is needed to help people recognise hate crime.

16 October 2020

Commissioner comments on officer stabbing

I have sent my best wishes to the Officer injured in Southampton yesterday, and my thoughts are with him, his wife, family and friends. This was another reminder of the risks police officers and our partners face day to day in their work. I have spoken with the Chief Constable and been reassured that the […]

16 October 2020

Hate Crime comes out as top issue of concern for young people in this quarter’s Big Conversation

Over 730 young people have responded to the Youth Commission’s Big Conversation this year providing their views on the topics of Hate Crime, Serious Violence and Exploitation. In the latest quarter’s results (April – June), Hate Crime was selected most often as the top concern for young people in the policing area.

14 October 2020

Submit your questions to the PCC for the next scrutiny session

Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to submit their own questions for him to put to the Chief Constable on their behalf. This is part of the Commissioner’s regular scrutiny meetings to ensure that he is representing the views and concerns of local […]

13 October 2020

Nominations for PCC’s annual Safer Awards open

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane is inviting members of the local community to put forward individuals they think deserve recognition for going the extra mile to help keep their community safer.

13 October 2020

PCC response to Government coronavirus surge funding

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane said:   “I welcome this extra funding that recognises there are costs to the strengthening of our Constabulary’s role in enforcing the additional regulations required by the national assessment that restrictions and right behaviours are essential at this time of some locally increased risks that have the potential to […]

09 October 2020

Police move to new premises in Lymington

The Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce that officers serving the New Forest West area are from Monday 12 October moving into their new premises at the New Forest District Council offices on Avenue Road.  This move provides modern and fit-for-purpose accommodation for officers and staff to continue policing the Lymington area.

09 October 2020

Join the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission and make a difference

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.

07 October 2020

Funding opportunity opens for projects that reduce offending and support victims of crime

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is offering community organisations across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton the opportunity to bid for funding for projects and services that will help keep their communities safer.

06 October 2020

Commissioner launches third round of grant fund to help keep our streets safer

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has opened up a third round of his COVID-19 Keeping Communities Safer Fund that offers timely grants of up to £500 to help people stay safe, with this round having a focus on creating safer streets.

01 October 2020

Southampton Safer Streets investment

Earlier this year, the Police and Crime Commissioner was able to secure £550,000 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund – a fund designed to enable PCCs to work with their partners to invest in proven interventions to prevent crime in the areas that are worst affected by acquisitive crime. 

01 October 2020

Police Covenant proposals welcomed

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has welcomed the Home Secretary’s announcement that a new covenant is to be enshrined in law to enhance support and protection for the police.

10 September 2020

Seeking views from minority communities about policing and safety

A key role of the Commissioner’s office is to seek the views and thoughts from our residents and communities across a range of topics and issues. We are seeking the views and thoughts of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME) from across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

19 August 2020

Open letter to the public from the Chair of the Local Criminal Justice Board

On Thursday 13 August we saw the broadcast of the first episode of the second series of Channel 4’s Crime and Punishment. The series follows agencies from across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system including Probation, the Crown Prosecution System, Hampshire Constabulary and HM Prison Winchester, to give a unique insight into […]

18 August 2020

New Crime and Punishment series filmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The second series of the BAFTA nominated Crime and Punishment series, which gives a unique insight into the partners working across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system will be broadcast at 9pm on Thursday 13 August on Channel 4.

11 August 2020

Young people take a stand against knife crime in Basingstoke

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission and Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) have come together to tackle youth knife crime through artwork promoting peace and hope. 

03 August 2020

Cyber safety activity packs keep children safe during the holidays

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador scheme has launched a range of cyber safety activity packs to help parents keep their children safe during the school holidays. The packs are aimed at primary age children and feature the scheme’s Cyber Sea Monsters.

30 July 2020

Commissioner to provide immediate support for vulnerable young people and victims of crime

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has allocated £110,000 to 13 projects to provide support to the community affected by COVID-19 and to make people safer. The projects will support vulnerable young people and divert them from offending, as well as supporting victims of crime.

30 July 2020

Police and Crime Commissioner secures £550k funding to help make lives of local residents safer

Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has secured Home Office funding to improve the lives of residents in the Bargate area of Southampton.

28 July 2020

Youth Commission put forward views of local young people to shape national Police during the Pandemic report

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has engaged young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to ensure their voices were heard as part of the national Policing the Pandemic study, resulting in the Hampshire Policing area being one of the top for the number of responses. Members of the Youth Commission also […]

17 July 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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