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Bitterne Police Station will be refurbished for officer uplift

The Police and Crime Commissioner this week allocated funds to refurbish Bitterne Police Station, to allow it to accommodate some of the projected additional 450 officers who are being recruited across the Hampshire Constabulary area over the next three years.

09 July 2020

Submit your questions for the Chief Constable Scrutiny Session

Police and Crime Commissioner invites questions from the public on police priorities and performance to put to the Chief Constable

10 June 2020

PCC invites questions about policing during the COVID-19 pandemic for the Chief Constable

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents to submit their own questions for him to put to the Chief Constable on their behalf as part of his regular scrutiny and support meetings.

20 April 2020

PCC responds to additional powers for policing

PCC responds to additional powers for policing with call for all to take personal responsibility for doing the necessary and right things to save lives and reduce risk.

26 March 2020

PCC invites questions from the public on COVID-19 and the impact on policing to put to the Chief Constable

As part of the regular scrutiny and support of the Chief Constable, Michael Lane is asking the public to submit their questions concerning how COVID-19 is impacting on policing and the plans that are in place to continue to keep you safer.

20 March 2020

Commissioner promises to support police and partners

“We are currently facing unprecedented and dynamically changing times. The Government announced last week that the Police and Crime Commissioner and local elections that were due to take place this May will now move to May 2021.

20 March 2020

Stop & search: 45% people not confident in knowing their rights

As part of Justice Week 2020, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner ran a poll of knowledge about legal rights. We asked people “How confident are you that you know your legal rights if you are stopped and searched by the police?”

28 February 2020

Have your say on your contribution to the cost of policing

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.

27 January 2020

Hampshire PCC responds to Police Settlement Announcement

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane says: “It is really good news to have the Government’s announcement of the 2020/21 Police Settlement figures approved today.  These are essential to the planning to keep our communities SAFER for the coming year and to ensure I can set an appropriate council tax in time and after consulting […]

22 January 2020

PCC reply to HMICFRS inspection of the police response to cyber-dependent crime

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has today approved an investment of £600,000 by Hampshire Constabulary in a package of measures to enhance digital capability.

24 October 2019

156 more officers for Hampshire Constabulary

“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.

09 October 2019

PCC comments on findings of police misconduct investigation

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner serving Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, commented on the finds of the police misconduct investigation:

04 October 2019

Local criminal system the focus of Channel 4 documentary

The first episode of a ground breaking documentary series following agencies from across the Hampshire Criminal Justice System was broadcast last night [Monday 16 September]. The Channel 4 series, Crime and Punishment, follows local agencies including Probation, the Crown Prosecution Service, Hampshire Constabulary and HM Prison Winchester, to create the first documentary of its kind […]

17 September 2019

Youth Commission looking for new members

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is seeking new members aged 14-25. The Youth Commission acts as the voice of young people, informing and supporting Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, in his work and helping him to challenge the Chief Constable on areas that are of importance to young people.

09 September 2019

Comment on the death of PC Andrew Harper of Thames Valley Police

Commenting on the death of PC Andrew Harper from Thames Valley Police, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, said: “I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of PC Andrew Harper, and my thoughts are also with the officers and staff […]

16 August 2019

News round up from the OPCC

This week the PCC was at the New Forest & County Show meeting people from our rural communities, he reacted to the Prime Minister’s announcement about recruitment of additional police officers, and attended a screening of the ACE’s film Resilience.

05 August 2019

Michael Lane comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement to recruit police officers

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement that 20,000 new police officers will be recruited nationally over the next three years is very welcome.

30 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

The PCC met with the minister for Health at the launch of Southampton’s wellbeing centres and commented on the Home Office front line review this week.  The Youth Commission were representing the views of young people across the region at the County Child Exploitation Board in Portsmouth as well.  If you haven’t added your voice […]

12 July 2019

News round up from the OPCC

The PCC attended the passing out ceremony of newly-trained police officers this week, and the office have been working at events on the Isle of Wight, in Portsmouth, Fareham and Havant to keep the public informed about our work.  We’ve also been working alongside the Constabulary to tackle serious sexual offences, developing resources to support […]

05 July 2019

Crime Prevention: Local residents invited to have valuable items marked at County Show

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.

26 June 2019

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.

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