The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire will be given greater powers to support more victims of rape and sexual abuse under plans announced today by Government.
“I welcome the National Audit Office’s detailed report on the sustainability of police funding. It raises important issues around the resourcing of policing amidst the changing nature of demand that puts additional pressure on constabularies.
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 £15,000 for projects and services that reduce offending and support victims.
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.
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.
“The Queen’s Speech today has helpfully and appropriately identified priorities of the new Government that impact on the remit of a Police and Crime Commissioner, including Counter Terrorism, Policing Powers, Regulation of Cyber Space, Countering Extremism, Domestic Violence & Abuse and Mental Health. I support these as priorities.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane has awarded 70 grants totalling £1,751,784 to support community organisations that are working to help keep Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton safer.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, and Chief Constable for Hampshire Constabulary, Olivia Pinkney, have issued a stark warning to Brandon Lewis MP, Minister for Policing that additional national funding is required to keep the public safe in the Hampshire Constabulary Policing Area in the future.