News in Michael Lane

Police and Crime Commissioner ensures victims of crime get better support

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has commissioned a new and improved support service for victims of crime following the successful delivery of the Victim Care Service since 2015.

07 March 2018

Spot the clocks and ‘Call Time on FGM’

In a bid to raise awareness of FGM, community groups and representatives from the NHS and support charities in Portsmouth have distributed a number of foam board clocks within shops along Commercial Road and are encouraging residents and shoppers to find the clocks, take a picture of them and post it on social media with […]

31 January 2018

“Council tax increase will help avoid cuts”

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane will be setting a £12 a year increase in council tax for a Band D household for 2018/19.

26 January 2018

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 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 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 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

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 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

Arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth

This morning, Michael was in Gosport to see the new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

16 August 2017

Home Secretary opens new Police Investigation Centre in Hampshire

The Home Secretary, the Right Honourable Amber Rudd MP today [Thursday 3 August 2017] officially opened the pioneering new Police Investigation Centre (PIC) to serve the northern area of Hampshire.

03 August 2017

Michael Lane acknowledges the busy Summer Season for Policing and all that keeps us Safer

Michael Lane said: “Recent events, whether terror attacks, significant criminal activity designed to inflict harm or the tragedy of fire, all make the headlines – as do some of the commentaries on how more must be done to protect us.

17 July 2017

Stalking Clinic highlighted as Best Practice by HMIC

In today’s report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) about the police and CPS response to stalking and harassment, Hampshire Constabulary’s Stalking Clinic is highlighted as best practice, a service funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

05 July 2017

Michael Lane’s response to the Queen’s Speech

“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.

21 June 2017