Managing the challenges
Policing is under significant financial pressure whilst experiencing exceptional operational demand
The nature of crime is changing. There are growing demands from violent crime, including knife crime, and traditional risks continue, such as anti-social behaviour and burglary. But demand is growing also from new forms of crime, such as cyber-crime and online vulnerabilities including fraud
The allocation of national funding for each policing area is worked out using a formula. At present Hampshire is disadvantaged by this formula and it has been independently calculated that as a result it is underfunded by £41.6million a year compared to the national average.
An efficient force
Since 2010 over £90 million of savings have been made by the Constabulary, this includes reducing back office costs through shared support services, seeking improved effectiveness and efficiency through joint operational units and taking advantage of technological advances.