News in vulnerable people

Reducing crime and supporting victims through community based projects

The Police and Crime Commissioner has worked with partners to identify the community based services that will help tackle local priorities in preventing offending, protecting the vulnerable and supporting victims.

02 September 2019

News round up from the OPCC

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.

26 July 2019

Supporting nationwide focus on Forced Marriage and FGM

A number of community safety partners in Hampshire are combining forces this week to support Op Limelight, a police operation at airports nationwide to crack down on Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as the school holidays get underway. The six-week break is often used to force young people to get married to someone […]

15 July 2019

County Lines: week of action by Hampshire Constabulary

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.

21 May 2019

Is there a Darker side to your New Year Manicure?

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership, co-ordinated by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, is urging people to keep an eye out for the signs of slavery when getting their nails done in the run up to New Year’s Eve.

21 December 2018

Domestic abuse survivor speaks of vital support from grant funded project

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has invested a total of £718,960 in services supporting victims of domestic abuse since April this year.

23 November 2018

Commissioner Launches Scamnesty Campaign

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has launched a Scamnesty campaign to encourage people to report scams and to provide advice to help local people avoid becoming victims of fraud. The campaign involves a new online ‘Safer Pack’, Scamnesty ‘post boxes’ and Friday Fraud Roadshows. 

11 September 2018

Successful Child Sexual Crime support service extended to Portsmouth

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.

27 July 2018

An open letter to volunteers

To all in our communities who volunteer and help in keeping us safer.

07 June 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner ensures victims of crime get better support

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane has commissioned a new and improved support service for victims of crime following the successful delivery of the Victim Care Service since 2015.

07 March 2018

Commissioner allocates grants to keep communities safer

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane has awarded 64 grants totalling £1,365,774 to support community organisations that are working to help keep Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton safer.

20 February 2018

Spot the clocks and ‘Call Time on FGM’

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 […]

31 January 2018

Commissioner celebrates volunteer vital contribution to keeping us safer

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.

06 December 2017

Stalking Clinic highlighted as Best Practice by HMIC

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.

05 July 2017

Four PCCs join forces to shine a light on modern slavery

Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, is joining forces with his counterparts in neighbouring areas for a ground-breaking conference to fight modern slavery.

19 June 2017

Visit from Baroness Newlove Victims’ Commissioner

I was delighted to welcome Baroness Newlove, the Victims’ Commissioner, to my office to hear from victims and those who support them.

06 April 2017

Commissioner offers cash to make us safer

Following the recent publication of his draft Police and Crime Plan, Michael Lane has now opened up applications for funding for up to £65,000 per application.  This money will be available to be used to make you, your family, and your community safer.

02 November 2016

Commitment to combat 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.

13 October 2016

Small Grants available to tackle Hate Crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a new Small Grants Award round, which is intended to support services and providers with a one off payment of up to £3,000.  The aim is to reduce offending or support victims of hate crime.  

02 September 2016

Agencies to provide better support to vulnerable children

A new agreement has been signed aimed at better supporting children in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who are looked after by local authorities.

12 May 2016

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.

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