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 proposes £1 per month council tax increase to help protect policing

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be putting his proposal for a £12 per year increase in the amount a Band D household pays for policing to the Police and Crime Panel on 26 January 2018. The proposal follows the Government giving Police and Crime Commissioners additional flexibility in December 2017.

17 January 2018

Council taxpayers views more important than ever

Following the Minister of State, the Right Honourable Nick Hurd’s, statement on police funding in the House of Commons, Police and Crime Commissioner  Michael Lane is urging residents to ensure they have their say on the level of contribution they are willing to make towards the cost of local policing.

19 December 2017

Commissioner seeks views on council tax contribution for policing

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight Portsmouth and Southampton is asking residents what level of contribution they are willing to make towards the cost of local policing through their council tax.

11 December 2017

Commissioner celebrates volunteer vital contribution to keeping us safer

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, hosted his first SAFER awards on International Volunteers Day (Tuesday 5 December). The event celebrated the vital role volunteers play in support of policing.

06 December 2017

Navigate your way to a safer Christmas with COMPASS

Incidents of online fraud, domestic violence, drink driving and home burglaries tend to increase in the run up to and over Christmas. Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be quizzing the Chief Constable on the actions the police are taking, and how the public can help to keep themselves safe during the festive period.

27 November 2017

PCC and Hampshire Constabulary issue Cyber Safety advice ahead of Black Friday

To keep you safer ahead of Black Friday and when buying online this Christmas, the Police and Crime Commissioner and Hampshire Constabulary are sharing important advice to help prevent online fraud.

23 November 2017

Commissioner invests £1.1 million to support victims and reduce reoffending through Restorative Justice Service

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has awarded a new three year contract to provide Restorative Justice in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton that seeks to ensure everyone who wishes to can access this life changing service.

22 November 2017

Commissioner and Winchester Prison join forces in Restorative Justice Week

As part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment  that all victims and all offenders should be able to access this service in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, residents of HMP YOI Winchester (Her Majesty’s Prison / Young Offenders Institute) are finding out how they can take part.

20 November 2017

Commissioner visits Itchen College

Students at Itchen College heard from Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton as part of the college’s Parliament week.

15 November 2017

Michael Lane Breaks Ground for New Police Centre in Portsmouth

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane, alongside the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary,  and contractor MACE director Terry Spraggett today broke the ground where Portsmouth’s multi-million pound policing centre will be built.

13 November 2017

Commissioner Comments on Constabulary Good rating for efficiency

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has rated Hampshire Constabulary as good across the board in its latest inspection into the efficiency of the force.

10 November 2017

Championing local and regional needs, nationally

Yesterday I attended the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners general meeting where it was helpful to hear directly from the Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee of her committee’s priorities for their Enquiries into policing, hate crime and BREXIT issues for partnerships that add to security. She was alert to Public Protection pressures, cyber […]

20 October 2017

Michael Lane comments on latest crime figures

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, has commented on the latest crime figures released by the ONS.

19 October 2017

Joining forces to make New Forest roads safer for animals

Official Verderer Lord Willie Manners and Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane are joining forces to help reduce hit and run incidents where animals are killed or injured in the New Forest.

19 October 2017

Commissioner invests £50,000 to support reporting of hate crime

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has invested £50,000 in enabling Hampshire Citizens Advice offices to become third party reporting centres for hate crime.

18 October 2017

PCC hosts specialist training on Anti-Slavery Day

To mark National Anti-Slavery Day on Wednesday 18 October 2017, the Modern Slavery Partnership, set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner is running a specialist training event.

18 October 2017

Conference to help keep young people safer in Fareham

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane, Fareham Borough Council Leader Cllr Woodward, and the young people’s charity Y Services recently joined together to hold the first youth conference in Fareham since 2009.  The conference on Wednesday 11 October 2017 brought together over 40 young people and teachers from surrounding schools to focus on the issues […]

13 October 2017

Commissioner Opens Search for Young People to Influence Policing

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is seeking volunteers aged between 14 and 25 years old to help give young people a voice on the crime and policing issues that matter to them most.

11 October 2017

What’s under a judge’s wig?

On Saturday 14 October, everyone is welcome to visit the law courts in Winchester, to go behind the scenes and find out what happens there.  With fun for all the family, you can visit the cells and see inside a prison van, watch a mock trial, and even try on a judge’s robes and wig!

10 October 2017

Commissioner opens funding round for community organisations

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.

09 October 2017