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PCC delivers on pledge to make savings

28 March 2022

In a bid to make cost savings and deliver on her election pledges, Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones is introducing a new operating model for her office. The Commissioner is reorganising management roles and operational functions to make her office leaner, and more focused and better equipped to meet current and future demands, including forthcoming national reform. The Commissioner is also moving her office to Fareham, which will provide better value for money.

The changes will enhance the Commissioner’s oversight and scrutiny functions to drive performance improvements in policing and the wider criminal justice system, whilst providing budget savings to invest in policing and crime prevention.

The new office will be located just off junction 10 of the M27 in the Long Barn Building, Fareham. It is anticipated that the move will be completed by the summer.

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones said, “When I was elected a Police and Crime Commissioner, I made a clear and resounding pledge to save money and drive out inefficiencies in order to employ more police officers to keep people safe.

“I have started that process already with savings that will total approximately £700k a year. The money is coming from staff cost savings and re-locating my office to a cheaper location. I inherited an office (the buildings costs) which are approximately £228k per year including business rates, rent and parking, and I am moving my office to Fareham adjacent to the M27, with rent at £65k a year and on costs of £97k.

“These are significant savings and will be ploughed back into policing services and crime prevention – exactly what the public quite rightly expect from me.”