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.
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.
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.
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.
To mark National Anti-Slavery Day on Wednesday 18 October 2017, the Modern Slavery Partnership, set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner is running a specialist training event.
On Saturday 14 October, everyone is welcome to visit the law courts in Winchester, to go behind the scenes and find out what happens there. With fun for all the family, you can visit the cells and see inside a prison van, watch a mock trial, and even try on a judge’s robes and wig!
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.
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.
“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.
“Amidst the horror of London last night, there are three things I would like to share to set some reassuring local context about our communities:
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane is delighted to have achieved planning permission for a new Police Investigation Centre (PIC) for the east of the policing area, based in Portsmouth.
On Saturday 24 June in Newport, the Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane will be publicly holding the Chief Constable to account on the performance of the Constabulary, and he is inviting members of the public to attend and submit questions.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “My thoughts and prayers are with, and for, all the people of Manchester and all the attendees and families of those involved in the terror of last evening.
From today, the front counter services previously at Gosport Police Station have moved across the road to a shared base at Gosport Borough Council’s offices.
From 2 May 2017, the Neighbourhood, Patrol and Response teams will be moving to Mill Lane in Alton, and the front counter services at Alton Police Station will move.
The new Northern Police Investigation Centre in Basingstoke opened for business at the beginning of the week with the first police teams moving in.