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Policy and Governance

Please find below the list of publications addressing our policy and governance, produced by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), along with a brief description.

Code of conduct

The code of conduct sets out the desire for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire (Commissioner) and others associated with the elected local policing body, to uphold office in line with the intentions of the Policing Protocol Order 2011 and abide by the ‘Nolan Principles’

Code of Corporate Governance

The Police and Crime Commissioner has developed a local Code of Corporate Governance which incorporates the core good governance principles, develops these in a local context, and sets out arrangements for reviewing their effectiveness.

PCC and OPCC combined Action for Equality, Inclusion and Diversity

We in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are committed to being accessible to and inclusive of all of the communities and people we serve.

Complaints Policy

This policy outlines how the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner handles complaints against the PCC, the Chief Constable or a member of the PCC’s staff. Associated with this is an Unreasonable Complainant Policy.

Contract Standing Orders

The Contract Standing Orders (issued in accordance with section 135 of the 1972 Local Government Act) are intended to promote good purchasing practice and public accountability and deter corruption. These rules detail the minimum requirements and procedures appropriate for the acquisition and disposal of all goods, services and works undertaken on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire (the Commissioner), in whose title all contracts are let.

Data Protection Policy

The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to conducting its business in accordance with data protection laws. During the course of our activities we collect, store and process personal data about our service users, employees, suppliers and other third parties, and we recognise that the correct and lawful treatment of this data will maintain confidence in the organisation and will provide for successful business operations.

Data Protection – Information Breach Policy and Procedure

This policy outlines the position of the organisation should there be a breach of the data protection policy.

Decisions Policy

The Decisions Policy provides clarity of the role and expectations of all involved in the process to ensure that any decision reached by the Commissioner is done so in an open and transparent way to the communities of Hampshire and Isle of Wight.


The identity of any premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purpose of the work of the PCC.

Financial Regulations

The Financial Regulations clarify the overarching financial responsibilities, duties, rights and powers of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable and their officers and provide clarity about the financial accountabilities of groups or individuals.

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement sets out the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s commitment to ensure that they do not actively encourage nor support slavery or human trafficking within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, its business activities and within its supply chains.

Procurement Strategy

The Procurement Strategy supports Hampshire Constabulary’s objectives and the priorities set out in the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan. It provides a link between the strategic objectives and purposes of both organisations and the priorities for the procurement service taking into account the social economics and political landscape from a local/regional and national perspective.

Records Management policy

We are required by the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 to publish information on our policies and procedures for records management.

Report a vulnerability on a Hampshire PCC domain or subdomain

A vulnerability is a technical issue with one of our websites which attackers or hackers could use to exploit the website and its users. Vulnerabilities are covered by this policy if the security.txt file for the domain points to this page.

Safeguarding policy

This policy sets out the statutory requirements for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton in discharging its responsibility to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk of harm.

Scheme of Delegation

To enable the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Hampshire Constabulary to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible a Scheme of Delegation has been created.

Specified Information Order

Here you can find links to all the information which a police and crime commissioner is required to publish. Each item is a link to the relevant page or download holding the required information.

Subject Access Request Policy

This policy outlines our process when handling Subject Access Requests

Whistleblowing Policy

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is committed to the highest standards of openness and accountability and takes malpractice seriously. All workers have a right and a duty to report concerns of malpractice that are in the public interest. This policy defines the framework for reporting and investigating whistleblowing concerns.