News

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

Weekly round up from the OPCC

Partners from across Hampshire, Thames Valley, Sussex and Surrey came together last week to discuss shared issues around serious violence and how they can collectively address them, supported by the Home Office ‘Serious Violence Strategy’.

14 June 2019

First college students trained in Portsmouth to tackle cyber safety issues

Nine students at Highbury College, Portsmouth have been trained to recognise the signs of cyber safety issues, such as grooming, stalking and harassment, and to know what to do to stay safe as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme.

12 June 2019

M27 Closure J9-11 for Smart Motorway Upgrade

Highways England are upgrading the M27 between junction 4 (M3 interchange) and junction 11 (Fareham) by turning the hard shoulder into a permanent running lane, making a dual four-lane, smart motorway.  As part of this, the M27 will be closed between 14-15 June 2019.

10 June 2019

Weekly round up from the OPCC

The Commissioner was proud to be part of the events this week that marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, on Sunday at Stokes Bay in Gosport on Sunday and in Portsmouth on Tuesday 5 June. It was an honour to attend to recognise the sacrifice and contribution of so many and to pay his respects.

07 June 2019

Do you have a question for the Chief Constable?

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be challenging the Chief Constable on police priorities, and the questions and concerns of the public.

07 June 2019

New domestic abuse service across Hampshire supports the whole family

A domestic abuse support service aimed at victims, their children and those who are being abusive launches on 4 June 2019, providing crisis accommodation and community-based support to break the cycle of abuse for families across Hampshire.

04 June 2019

Portsmouth Police Investigation Centre Opens – New Contact Details

From Tuesday 4 June 2019, Hampshire Constabulary officers and staff will have moved into the new Police Investigation Centre.  Front counter services based at Portsmouth Central will have also moved.

03 June 2019

Weekly round up from the OPCC

Eastern Police Investigation Centre visits: Over 100 people have now visited the Eastern Police Investigation Centre in Portsmouth, which will open on Tuesday 4 June.

31 May 2019

Preparations for D-Day 75 underway in Portsmouth

Over 60,000 people are expected to visit Portsmouth next week, as preparations for D-Day 75 step up in Portsmouth and Southsea.  Hampshire Constabulary are responsible for ensuring the safety of veterans, the Queen, visiting dignitaries, and the public.

29 May 2019

Cottage Grove Primary School wins public vote to receive PCC funding

Cottage Grove Primary School won the public vote at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Together event on Saturday 18 May 2019. The primary school was one of three shortlisted projects that attended the event and gained 50% of the public votes to be awarded the funding of £500. 

21 May 2019

County Lines: week of action by Hampshire Constabulary

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “It is good news to see the result of the recent action by Hampshire Constabulary to tackle criminal networks involved in county lines drug dealing.

21 May 2019

Working closely with the National Crime Agency against serious and organised crime

“Today’s report from the NCA is a sobering assessment of the threat to us all from serious and organised crime. Many in our communities will already be alert to how criminals and organised crime is changing to prey on the vulnerable.

14 May 2019

PCC invites the community to vote on local project to receive funding

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane is inviting the public to vote on one of the three shortlisted local projects to receive funding at his Safer Together event in Cascades shopping centre on Saturday 18 May 2019. The project that receives the most public votes will be awarded £500.

09 May 2019

Local criminology students undertake academic research for policing

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane and his team have partnered up with local universities in a bid to increase the use of academic research in shaping and investing in local services and influencing community safety policies.

29 April 2019

Safe Car Wash app helps to identify possible slavery victims

If you are thinking about getting your car washed, download the Safe Car Wash app, which can help car owners spot potential victims of modern slavery and trafficking. The data can then be shared anonymously with the National Crime Agency and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. 

22 April 2019

94% more likely to refer to Restorative Justice following Hampshire conference

A conference held by Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner successfully challenged assumptions around when Restorative Justice is appropriate, with 94% of delegates more likely to refer a victim of crime a result of attending.

17 April 2019

More than 100 new Cyber Ambassadors trained

More than 100 students of 12 secondary schools in Portsmouth and Hampshire have received training to become Cyber Ambassadors since the scheme was rolled out at the beginning of this year. Through peer-led education, approximately 5,000 students are ultimately benefiting from the latest knowledge on how to keep safe online.

16 April 2019

PCC Michael Lane highlights need for system-wide approach to stalking

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, said: “This week is National Stalking Awareness Week – an important week that helps shine a light on the blight that stalking and harassment brings to too many lives. This is vulnerability and risk that I and other PCCs have worked to mitigate, putting in place measures that protect […]

10 April 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner invites bids from Portsmouth projects for Safer Together funding

Know of a local project, event or initiative that would benefit from an extra £500? Organisations operating in the Portsmouth North and South constituency areas are invited to put themselves forward to receive a small grant as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Together event to be held in Cascades Shopping Centre in […]

20 March 2019

PCC commits £760,000 to police force health and wellbeing

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has invested £760,000 in a package of measures to improve the wellbeing of police officers in Hampshire.

08 March 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.