Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has opened up a second 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 preventing and reducing crime.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has successfully secured £565,072 additional funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to support organisations that are providing critical support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton during the pandemic.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is to make recommendations to the Ministry of Justice this week to secure essential additional resources for local Domestic and Sexual Abuse support services.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has successfully secured the opportunity to bid for additional funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to specifically support organisations that work locally with victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane is setting aside £500,000 to sustain local provision of services to protect victims, support those vulnerable to crime, and work with offenders to reduce demand on hard pressed service providers. This funding will address issues that are emerging as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has set up a £25k fund to provide existing voluntary groups, informal community groups established in direct response to COVID-19, Parish and Town councils and schools grants of up to £500 to help people stay safe.
The Police and Crime Commissioner and his team have worked 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.
Therapeutic support for victims of sexual crime in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton is to be improved through new arrangements being put in place by the Police and Crime Commissioner following a successful bid for funding from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).
“I am delighted that Hampshire Constabulary will have 156 additional Police Officers as part of the first tranche of uplift the Government has announced today.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane is offering community organisations across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton the opportunity to bid for up to £50,000 for projects and services that reduce offending and support victims.
The Police and Crime Commissioner has worked with partners to identify the community based services that will help tackle local priorities in preventing offending, protecting the vulnerable and supporting victims.
Police and Crime Commissioner and Country Watch invites local residents to bring small items to Royal Isle of Wight County Show for free marking to help prevent crime.
This week the Commissioner invited residents to get crime prevention advice and help at the Royal Isle of Wight County Show, and welcomed commissioned partners to the office to improve collaborative working. The assistant PCC attended the Police Strategy Forum, and also represented the PCC at Armed Forces Day.
Due to extensive demand from local primary and secondary schools, Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner will be extending his Cyber Ambassadors Scheme for another two years to 2021. The scheme, which was developed by his Youth Commission, educates children and young people on how to be safe online through peer to peer training.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has awarded Hampshire Search and Rescue Dogs £6,401 in funding in order to purchase an incident support vehicle and safety equipment.
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.
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.
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.