As part of his ongoing scrutiny and challenge of the performance of Hampshire Constabulary, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner has put questions directly from the public to the Chief Constable and the session can now be viewed above.
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.
This week the PCC attended the Big Band Buffet in Romsey to meet older residents; represented Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners; called for improved and greater information and data sharing amongst partners; and reminded residents about next week’s New Forest Show.
Today, Michael Lane has been invited to Westminster for the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) launch of their report looking into domestic abuse in rural areas.
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.
Official Verderer Lord Willie Manners and Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane are joining forces to help reduce hit and run incidents where animals are killed or injured in the New Forest.
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.
“As I was holding the Chief Constable to account on Tuesday, I always welcome the democratic accountability that is reflected in my attendance at the Police and Crime Panel sessions.”
Hampshire County Council’s Countryside Service will provide extra eyes and ears to support Hampshire Constabulary’s Country Watch as part of a new partnership to tackle rural crime.
Michael Lane, the newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner, has recently met with the National Farmers Union (NFU) and attended the Isle of Wight County Show to learn more about the rural crime issues affecting residents across the region.