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Droxford resides within a cluster of villages surrounding the A32 area of the Meon Valley, covered by the Winchester Greater Neighbourhood Policing Team, one of three teams within the Winchester District. The team is managed by Police Sergeant Richard Holland and your local beat manager is Police Community Support Officer Gracie Wetherill (contact details below).

The team operate out of Bishops Waltham Police station, Hoe Road, SO32 1DS. This building does not have front counter, however Fareham Police Station and Mottisfont Court, Winchester continue to operate this facility.

Crime reporting should always go through formal channels: 999 during a live incident/emergency, 101 for new crime reports after an incident or you can access the online reporting service here. The team are unable to accept new reports via email or mobile. This ensures prompt and effective classification and allocation of your crime or incident.

The team engage with the community in a variety of ways. They attend local groups and events in order to engage and provide you with a visible presence in the villages. At the Cuppacheeno Café in West Meon, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator Nigel Prior holds a drop in session once a month (please see the events page for more details). Hampshire Constabulary are supporters of NHW as it provides a link with the community and can be a valuable intelligence source. You are also able to follow the team on Twitter, @WinchesterCops, for daily updates and crime prevention advice.

Motorcycles using the A32 in an antisocial manner remain a priority, led by the Roads Policing Unit and in 2019, several operations were conducted with the assistance of the Neighbourhood Team to educate road users and issue penalties where appropriate.

 

For all serious emergencies call 999 for Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service

Police non-emergency telephone number:  101

Cyber fraud telephone number: 0300 123 2040

Further information available:

Hampshire Constabulary: Country Watch

Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner:  Homepage

A -Z of common scams, schemes and fraud: Homepage

 

 

Donna Jones - Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones - Police and Crime Commissioner

TOP STORIES OF THE MONTH

Police and Crime Plan

It is a legal requirement that every Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) publishes a police and crime plan. This document sets the policing priorities for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Police. The Chief Constable must give due regard to the police and crime plan when delivering policing services. You can view my police and crime plan by clicking here: www.morepolicesaferstreets.com

Unauthorised encampments

One of the pledges in my police and crime plan is to tackle unauthorised encampments. The Police, Crime, Sentencing Courts Bill, brought about new powers earlier this year, which includes being able to issue a 12 month banning order from returning to that site is 6 or more vehicles are present. This was previously 12 vehicles. The reduction in vehicle numbers makes it easier for the police to ban unauthorised encampment from a site. Previously encampments could only be banned for 6 months, this has been increased to 12 months.

I have arranged a number of meetings with council leaders and boroughs solicitors to go through the legal options open to councils in the management of unauthorised encampments. Legal support and briefings have been provided by police forces across the UK and other councils. Anyone with any information about unauthorised encampments should report them to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary.

Zero tolerance to knife crime

You may have heard last month in the news that heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is calling for tougher sentences for those involved in knife crime after his cousin, Rico Burton, was stabbed to death in Manchester. Fury described knife crime in Britain as a ‘pandemic’ and I agree with him.

Then we saw more stabbings in London following Notting Hill Carnival.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS ON MY BLOG

Robbery, burglary and theft – crimes that matter

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary released a report last month on policing’s ability to investigate robbery, burglary and theft. The review’s recommendations for all forces was a ‘back to basics’ approach, and I couldn’t agree more. I know you are not always getting the service you expect when you report these crimes.

You can read my full response here with specific mention of Hampshire Constabulary good practice.

Voice for victims

Recently, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) voted on staging an indefinite, uninterrupted strike in England and Wales next month as part of an ongoing row with the government over pay and legal aid cuts.

As Victim’s Lead for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners I am really concerned by this. You can read my full statement on the matter here:

You can read my full statement on the matter here.

Improving your 101 service

My police and crime plan outlines my commitment to improving the 101 service. I know that police are under pressure to answer calls from the public and I know that call waiting times and limited feedback to crime reports are a real issue for people.
 
As Commissioner, I am doing everything I can to work with senior officers to improve the service. The Constabulary is currently recruiting controllers and contact management centre officers, the advertisement for these challenging but rewarding roles are here: Contact handlers | Hampshire Constabulary


 Finally

We had a very sad start to the month when we heard the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had died. Reflecting on the times I was lucky enough to meet her, I paid tribute to her, which you can read here: PCC Donna Jones pays tribute to Her Majesty the Queen - Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner (hampshire-pcc.gov.uk)
 
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Earlier this month, Donna Jones - Police Commissioner Hampshire & IOW visited the Police Dog Unit Read more about it here 

Donna Jones, will be opening recruitment for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary’s next chief constable. Read more about it here 

Are you worried about your child’s behaviour?
Have they had a sudden change in friendship group? Do you know where they are, and who they are with – right now? Click here for more

WATCH  Full video of Hampshire Constabulary's drone team.

Thank you for all you do!

FACT OF THE MONTH

There has been an increase of 518 police officers since Donna was elected.