To date there have been eight jury trials heard at Winchester Crown Court since the lockdown has eased, and from this week a second court room has been set up with social distancing measures to allow for more cases to be heard.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has awarded £500,000 for initiatives to prevent and tackle serious violence in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership marked Anti-Slavery Day on Friday 18 October with a public information event that told the true stories of victims of different types of slavery through performing arts.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has been awarded £880,000 by the Home Office to set up a Violence Reduction Unit in Hampshire.
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 […]
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 […]
Nine students at Highbury College, Portsmouth have been trained to recognise the signs of cyber safety issues, such as grooming, stalking and harassment, and to know what to do to stay safe as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme.
The Commissioner was proud to be part of the events this week that marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, on Sunday at Stokes Bay in Gosport on Sunday and in Portsmouth on Tuesday 5 June. It was an honour to attend to recognise the sacrifice and contribution of so many and to pay his respects.
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.
Eastern Police Investigation Centre visits: Over 100 people have now visited the Eastern Police Investigation Centre in Portsmouth, which will open on Tuesday 4 June.
Over 60,000 people are expected to visit Portsmouth next week, as preparations for D-Day 75 step up in Portsmouth and Southsea. Hampshire Constabulary are responsible for ensuring the safety of veterans, the Queen, visiting dignitaries, and the public.
Cottage Grove Primary School won the public vote at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Together event on Saturday 18 May 2019. The primary school was one of three shortlisted projects that attended the event and gained 50% of the public votes to be awarded the funding of £500.
PCC Michael Lane visited the site of the Eastern Police Investigation Centre (PIC) in Portsmouth with young people from his Youth Commission, the Volunteer Police Cadets, representatives from Hampshire Constabulary, and the contractors Mace Group. The group celebrated the time capsule they buried at the site with a tour of the custody area.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I was shocked and saddened to hear about the stabbing of a police officer in Stamshaw Park today. It is simply unacceptable that a member of our Constabulary going about their daily business to protect us should themselves be violently attacked.
Families in Portsmouth will soon be able to access the Frankie Worker counselling service, which supports young victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and female genital mutilation (FGM) following decisions by Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, and NHS England to extend funding.
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 […]