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.
Partners from across Hampshire, Thames Valley, Sussex and Surrey came together last week to discuss shared issues around serious violence and how they can collectively address them, supported by the Home Office ‘Serious Violence Strategy’.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “It is good news to see the result of the recent action by Hampshire Constabulary to tackle criminal networks involved in county lines drug dealing.
“Today’s report from the NCA is a sobering assessment of the threat to us all from serious and organised crime. Many in our communities will already be alert to how criminals and organised crime is changing to prey on the vulnerable.
The Police and Crime Commissioner urges the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, is joining forces with his counterparts in neighbouring areas for a ground-breaking conference to fight modern slavery.
Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, is attending a service at Westminster Abbey this evening to commemorate the work, both historical and contemporary, to tackle slavery.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane, recently opened the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Serious and Organised Crime Conference in Winchester, commenting that the Constabulary area is taking a “leading and innovative approach.”