News in police

Policing precept increase to bolster local policing receives significant support

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has gained significant public support for his proposed increase in the policing element of the council tax of £2 per month (for a Band D household) to support local policing.

17 January 2019

Bishops Waltham Police return to base

Following refurbishment, the local police team are returning to their base in Bishops Waltham on Thursday 17 January.

17 January 2019

Council taxpayers: Don’t miss out on having your say

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s survey seeking views on how much residents of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton are willing to contribute towards the cost of policing locally is due to close on 12 January.

03 January 2019

Online firearms and explosives licensing

Hampshire Constabulary recently joined the Single Online Home (SOH), which is a national policing website and platform that enables the force to offer a range of online services to their customers.

03 January 2019

Council taxpayers’ view more important than ever to support local 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.

17 December 2018

Statement on Police Funding Settlement

“Having just heard the Policing Minister’s announcement in the House of Commons, I wanted immediately to welcome the Police Funding Settlement for next year – 2019/20 – announced by the Government in parliament today.

13 December 2018

Michael Lane comments on HMICFRS report into policing and mental health

Police and Crime Commissioner responded to the HMICFRS report published today.

27 November 2018

Hedge End Police return to base

Following refurbishment, the local police team are returning to their base in Hedge End today.

07 November 2018

Submit your questions for the Chief Constable

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be challenging the Chief Constable on police priorities, and the questions and concerns of the public.

31 October 2018

Have your say on how offenders of low level crimes or ASB are dealt with

Community Remedy is an important opportunity to effectively and quickly bring a resolution for the victim of undisputed less harmful offences that would otherwise continue to cause tension.  It returns police officers faster to frontline duties keeping us all safer.

30 October 2018

September COMPASS available to watch

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, challenges Hampshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable on police priorities, as well as questions and concerns for the public.

05 October 2018

Police confirm move to Lymington NFDC offices

The Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce the new location for the New Forest West police station at the New Forest District Council offices on Avenue Road.  It will provide modern and fit-for-purpose accommodation for officers and staff to continue policing the Lymington area.

21 September 2018

Comment on National Audit Office report on the financial sustainability of police forces

“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.

11 September 2018

Submit your questions for the Chief Constable Scrutiny Session

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be challenging the Chief Constable on police priorities, and the questions and concerns of the public.

22 August 2018

Watch the June COMPASS meeting

The COMPASS meeting held in June, when Michael Lane scrutinised the Chief Constable is now available to watch in full on YouTube.  You can watch the video above, or watch directly on YouTube to jump to the questions you are interested in.

20 July 2018

Portsmouth’s Police Investigation Centre Takes Shape

A major milestone has been reached in Portsmouth, with a Topping Out ceremony at the Police Investigation Centre (PIC) in Portsmouth. 

11 June 2018

Commissioner urges people to stay safe this bank holiday and through the summer

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane comments on the tragic deaths at Mutiny Festival this weekend.

28 May 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

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.