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News in police

Police Now Operating from New Bitterne Base

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, the owner of the police estate, has officially opened the new Hampshire Constabulary Response & Patrol base in Bitterne, Southampton.

21 April 2022

Tune in to PCC’s Online Scrutiny Session

Tune in to Facebook Live on Thursday 7 April at 6pm for the Police and Crime Commissioner’s latest public scrutiny session, ‘COPS’ (Commissioner’s Oversight of Policing Services), with the Chief Constable.

05 April 2022

Successful bid to change name of Hampshire Constabulary

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones has been successful in securing the government’s support for her bid to change the name of Hampshire Constabulary to include the whole police force area by adding, ‘Isle of Wight’ to the formal legal name.

13 January 2022

More police is top priority for Commissioner and community

Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, is already delivering on her pledge to have 600 additional police officers in Hampshire and Isle of Wight by 2023 with 385* already having been recruited.

03 November 2021

Local residents support PCC’s priorities for policing

Almost 5,000 local residents and partners have given their views on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s draft Police and Crime Plan ‘More Police, Safer Streets’ and showed significant support for all nine priorities the Commissioner set out to make Hampshire and Isle of Wight two of the safest counties to live, work and visit.  

25 October 2021

First and foremost policing must ensure its own house is in order

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) welcome today’s announcement of an independent inquiry which will look at the events which preceded Sarah Everard’s murder, and identify what needs to change to rebuild public trust.

05 October 2021

Statement on the sentencing of Wayne Couzens

Hampshire and Isle of Wight PCC Donna Jones, one of two APCC Victims Leads, has reacted to the sentencing of Wayne Couzens today.

30 September 2021

Paying tribute to our fallen officers

Sunday 26th September is National Police Memorial Day where we remember fallen officers.

24 September 2021

Recruitment of officers top of Commissioner’s agenda

As part of her commitment to increasing the number of police on the streets of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, has been meeting new recruits to find out more about the recruitment and training process.

20 May 2021

Join the Youth IAG

The Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG) is a voluntary group made up of young people who are independent from the police. It meets six times a year, to review and challenge policing practices in a constructive way. This helps improve the police service to the public.

07 May 2021

East Hampshire policing team move to new premises in Bordon

The Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce that the dedicated team of Hampshire Constabulary officers serving the Whitehill, Bordon, Headley, Grayshott, Liphook and Liss area moved to their new premises at Highview Business Park, Bordon on Thursday 12 November.

12 November 2020

Police move to new premises in Lymington

The Police and Crime Commissioner is pleased to announce that officers serving the New Forest West area are from Monday 12 October moving into their new premises at the New Forest District Council offices on Avenue Road.  This move provides modern and fit-for-purpose accommodation for officers and staff to continue policing the Lymington area.

09 October 2020

Seeking views from minority communities about policing and safety

A key role of the Commissioner’s office is to seek the views and thoughts from our residents and communities across a range of topics and issues. We are seeking the views and thoughts of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME) from across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

19 August 2020

New Crime and Punishment series filmed in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The second series of the BAFTA nominated Crime and Punishment series, which gives a unique insight into the partners working across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight criminal justice system will be broadcast at 9pm on Thursday 13 August on Channel 4.

11 August 2020

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

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

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

Portsmouth Police Investigation Centre Opens – New Contact Details

From Tuesday 4 June 2019, Hampshire Constabulary officers and staff will have moved into the new Police Investigation Centre.  Front counter services based at Portsmouth Central will have also moved.

03 June 2019

Eastleigh Police move into new base

Officers serving the Eastleigh area are today [5 March] moving into their new police office at the town’s Shakespeare Business Centre.  It provides modern and fit-for-purpose accommodation for officers and staff.

05 March 2019

Gosport Front Counter Services Reopen

From tomorrow [Saturday 2 March], the police front counter services will reopen at Gosport Borough Council’s offices, following works to the council building.

01 March 2019