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Police and Crime Commissioner for

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Annual Report 2013-14
PCC Annual Report 2013-14
1 Introduction
2 Police and crime plan priorities
3 Achievements during 2013/14
4 Review of the year: April 2013 - March 2014
5 You said. I asked. Hampshire Constabulary did
6 Next steps - looking ahead
7 Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) Scheme
8 Financial information
Contact details
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As Commissioner, I am committed to
helping bring about meaningful social
change across our communities by
working in partnership to create an
environment in which people are less
likely to offend and identifying effective
ways to reduce re-offending.
This Annual Report highlights some
of the most signicant projects I have
either led or partnered as part of my
social change agenda.
As outlined in the Police Reform and
Social Responsibility Act 2011, I have
been elected to:
represent the public and
ensure that local policing is
effective and efcient;
set the budget and Council
Tax precept; and
hold the Chief Constable to
account for the policing service
delivered across the two counties.
Despite unprecedented cuts in central
Government funding and criticism
of policing on a national scale,
Hampshire Constabulary remains
highly respected both locally and
nationally. This is thanks to the great
work undertaken by police ofcers,
PCSOs and police staff throughout
Through holding the Chief Constable
to account, I have a role to play in
encouraging the Constabulary in
its efforts to be the best through
great leadership and acknowledging
mistakes, challenges and issues, while
recognising the extraordinary efforts
made by its staff on a daily basis.
My COMPASS (Commissioners
Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny
and Strategy) meetings are a good
example of one of the ways I hold
the Chief Constable to account.
These meetings are held in public
and focus on matters of signicant
public interest. They are recorded
and broadcast on my website. In
May 2014, they were commended
as an example of good practice by
the Home Affairs Select Committee
in its report, Police and Crime
Commissioners: Progress to date.
I also have regular meetings with
the Chief Constable to discuss local
policing issues that are causing
concern in communities.
Managing complaints against the
Chief Constable and, indirectly,
ensuring complaints against police
ofcers and police staff are dealt with
effectively by the Chief Constable, are
important aspects of my role that I
take very seriously.
During my term in ofce, the Police
and Crime Panel - made up of
councillors and independent members
of the public from across our two
counties - scrutinise and support my
role to help ensure I am maintaining
an efcient and effective focus on my
plan priorities for the 1.9m residents of
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and
all those who visit the two counties.
1 Introduction
Welcome to my Annual Report for the year 2013-14, the second
since I was elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in 2012.
Simon Hayes
Police and Crime
Commissioner for
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Ultimately, it is the voting public who
will assess how successful my time
in ofce has been. At election time in
May 2016, I will be judged on how
successfully I have delivered on my
strategic priorities identied in the
Police and Crime Plan 2013-17, which
Priority 1
Improve frontline policing to deter
criminals and keep communities
Priority 2
Place victims and witnesses at
the heart of policing and the wider
criminal justice system
Priority 3
Work together to reduce crime
and antisocial behaviour.
Priority 4
Reduce reoffending
I am condent that collectively these
four priorities will help ensure that
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
remain safe places to live, work and
Ensuring our communities remain
safe cannot be left to the police
alone. Reduced Government funding,
combined with an aspiration to bring
about positive social change, means
that we need to work closely with
other services such as Hampshire Fire
and Rescue Service, local authorities
and third sector partners, to protect
people and places.
PCCs are the only people in public
life, elected or otherwise, who are
responsible for working across all
public and voluntary sectors to deliver
our agenda; an agenda directed by
the public whom we represent.
2 Police and Crime Plan
My Police and Crime Plan 2013-17 remains the guiding document
throughout my term in ofce.
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The revised Estate Strategy links
directly to my Police and Crime Plan
by placing policing at the heart of the
neighbourhoods and communities
they serve. Hampshire Constabulary
is clear about my commitment to
retain Safer Neighbourhood Teams
(SNTs) at a time when other forces are
withdrawing from the concept. I am
also working with local authorities to
disrupt criminals by having a senior
police ofcer as the point of contact in
each local authority area.
The harsh reality of the impact of the
exceptional cuts to policing budgets
imposed by the Government has led
to Hampshire Constabulary planning
a substantial review of frontline
policing to ensure that policing in
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is
as sustainable, effective and efcient
as possible in the years ahead.
Known as the Operational Change
Programme (OCP), these changes
will be implemented during 2014-
15. In February, as a result of the
Government taking the decision to
cap the policing element of Council
Tax at 2% - despite overwhelming
public support for it to rise to 3% - I
decided to make up the 973,000
shortfall from reserves.
Through the highly effective and
professional relationship that has
been forged between the Ofce of
the Police and Crime Commissioner
(OPCC) and Hampshire Constabulary,
I have been able to ensure that my
Estate Strategy supports my Police
and Crime Plan and the Operational
Change Programme. This is despite
signicant challenges to policing and
police morale at a national level.
In 2013-14, I gave funding of
1,694,787 to local organisations
to deliver vital projects that protect
people and places and relate directly
to the Police and Crime Plan, through
my Community Safety Fund, Standing
Grants and my Protecting People and
Places Fund. This was followed in
January 2014, when I was delighted
to launch my Commissioning
Plan 2014-2017 Towards a Safer
Hampshire by welcoming bids from
organisations across Hampshire and
the Isle of Wight. This resulted in my
ofce receiving over 200 applications
with 106 of these being successful
in securing funding to deliver vital
projects that relate directly to the
Police and Crime Plan, which will
begin in 2014-15. Despite the fact that
we have only just begun the journey of
positive social change, it is reassuring
to see the signicant impact this
funding is having on individuals,
groups and services supporting our
local community.
3 Achievements during
One of my most signicant achievements to date has been to bring
the police estate under my control and review the Estate Strategy.
This review will save local Council Tax payers 3 million a year at a
time when funding for the police is worryingly stretched.
The harsh reality of
the impact of the
exceptional cuts to
policing budgets
imposed by the
Government has
led to Hampshire
planning a
review of frontline
policing to ensure
that policing in
Hampshire and
the Isle of Wight
is as sustainable,
effective and
efcient as
possible in the
years ahead.
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All of the projects funded through the
OPCC relate to priorities 2, 3, and 4
and have a role to play in enabling
priority 1.
These are some of the signicant
projects that the OPCC has led,
partnered or funded over the past year:
Reducing domestic and
sexual violence:
In October 2013, I ran a Domestic
Abuse and Violence Conference
that brought together around 140
experts from 60 organisations across
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Experts and survivors of domestic
violence from across the two counties
were asked to identify areas of
concern in the current delivery of
domestic abuse support services
where improvements need to be
made. There were recurring themes
that needed addressing such as low
reporting levels and the fact that many
victims do not want their partner
taken through the criminal justice
system; adequate and appropriate
support for children and young
people; support for male victims; the
delivery of educational programmes
for perpetrators; and intensive,
coordinated support.
The conference picked up on
these themes, identied ways to
improve services for the victims
and perpetrators of domestic and
sexual violence, and explored how
I could use my inuence to reduce
the incidence of these horric crimes.
Recommendations made at the
conference are represented in my
Commissioning Plan and work to
take them forward will be undertaken
during 2014-15. Following the
publication of the Plan, I am now
working closely with local authorities
and other agencies to improve the
way that funding is brought together
and targeted at those most in need,
and delivering effective prevention
Separate to this, my team is leading
multi-agency work on bringing
together purchasers and providers
of sexual violence support services,
which will improve the experience of
victims. We are leading innovative
projects that unite service providers;
improve victim support inside and
outside the Criminal Justice System;
support the Sexual Abuse Referral
Centres and independent victim
advocacy; and provide grant support
for other specialist services. At a time
when public services are experiencing
signicant cuts to their budgets, it
is vital that I do everything I can to
ensure this highly vulnerable group
continues to benet from high quality
services and support. The OPCC has
funded initiatives that have been a
barrier to justice; for example, rape
counseling is now available on the Isle
of Wight removing the geographical
difculties faced previously.
Enabling the victims voice
to be heard:
To ensure victims and witnesses are at
the heart of policing and wider criminal
justice system, we are creating a new
Victims Voice. This will use a range
of media and methodologies to ensure
that we reach out to all victims in
the most appropriate way. My team
is leading a major piece of work to
redesign support given to victims
to better suit communities across
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. In
April 2015, I will be commissioning a
new Victim Care Service.
I am determined to use my inuence
to further strengthen working
relationships with all partners including
local authorities, health agencies, and
criminal justice partners. To this end, I
will be establishing new collaboration
frameworks to ensure that priorities
are shared and strategies jointly
managed. I am a member of the Local
Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) and my
Deputy PCC, Robin Jarman,

I am determined
to use my
inuence to further
strengthen working
with all partners
including local
authorities, health
agencies, and
criminal justice
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chairs the Victim & Witness sub-group
to better understand the victim journey.
I am committed to improving care
and support to victims in the criminal
justice system. My ofce partnered
a practitioner event with the LCJB
entitled Mapping the Victim Journey
in November 2013, which led to 46
recommendations being made that are
now being implemented by my team in
conjunction with partners.
Improving outcomes for
victims and reducing
reoffending through
I am committed to exploring new
evidence-based ways of working that
improve the victims experience and
reduce reoffending.
Dealing effectively with anti-social
behaviour (ASB) requires clear and
committed partnership between
community representatives and
individuals and I am keen to champion
comprehensive and innovative
responses to ASB. This is why we
have allocated 150,000 to local
Community Safety Partnerships to
support victims of ASB in their areas.
We are now funding a range of pilot
projects across Hampshire and the
Isle of Wight, including some aimed at
young people in danger of offending
by providing alternative diversionary
activities. These include martial arts, a
highly successful dance school, and
sports projects managed by the major
local football clubs.
50 per cent of ASB originates from
disputes between neighbours yet there
are few mediation schemes available.
My ofce is now funding a number
of schemes using different methods,
including restorative justice and
In addition, the OPCC is funding a
Community Peer Court pilot, which
will commence in the last quarter of
2014 and will provide the opportunity
for young people who have committed
a minor offence to be judged by
peers of their own age with the aim of
making them think seriously about their
offence, keep them out of the criminal
justice system and deter them from
committing crime in the future. Similar
interventional schemes have had an
excellent track record for improving
outcomes when they have been
piloted in the US and I am proud that
Hampshire is leading the way in this
The Governments controversial
proposal to transform offender
management, Transforming
Rehabilitation, will bring fundamental
change to the way that offenders are
managed across agencies, particularly
the Probation Service. One of my rst
tasks was to guarantee the OPCC
funding for services during 2014-15,
which will be a year of great change.
I also encouraged others to do the
same, which I am pleased to report
has happened.
I introduced a local strategic focus
group, which brought all key
stakeholders together to discuss the
potential implications of the policy. This
focus group led to me jointly hosting a
conference on Reducing Reoffending
with the High Sheriff of Hampshire,
Rupert Younger. Held in March 2014,
the Winchester Conference drew
together a panel of international
experts to consider and debate all of
the changes to the probation service
as a result of the Governments
Transforming Rehabilitation agenda.
The Conference resulted in six
recommendations being presented in
a White Paper that will be reviewed
by the Justice Select Committee and
included calls for fresh and innovative
approaches to managing offenders
by providing more effective solutions
that prevent offending, reoffending and
overcrowding in prisons.
I am committed
to exploring new
ways of working
that improve the
victims experience
and reduce
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Rural policing:
Outside the two unitary areas of
Portsmouth and Southampton, much
of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
is rural, so I am determined to do
everything within my power to keep
rural communities safe. To this end, I
challenged Hampshire Constabulary
to devise a rural policing strategy
that reects the unique needs of our
local communities, namely a focus on
farms and agriculture, communities,
heritage, wildlife and environment and
tourism. I formally launched the rural
Policing Strategy at the New Forest
County Show in July 2014. Alongside
this, the Hampshire Community Alert
system was also launched at the Show
to help keep local communities better
informed on issues relating to local
policing and crime.
The Youth Commissions
Big Conversation:
I am particularly aware of the need to
close the perceived divide between
young people and the police and
the wider criminal justice system. To
enable a Big Conversation between
young people in Hampshire and the
Isle of Wight, I set up a pilot Youth
Commission made up of a diverse
group of young people drawn
from across our communities. The
recommendations made by Youth
Commission volunteers responded
to the four priorities within my Police
and Crime Plan. I am grateful to
members of the Youth Commission
who volunteered their support and I
look forward to their continued support
as I increase the Youth Commission
network among 14-25 year olds in
our region to ensure young people
are listened to and able to inuence
positive social change across the two

Substance misuse:
The abuse of substances, such
as alcohol, illegal drugs and legal
highs, is increasingly an issue for
our region. I am working closely with
colleagues at Hampshire Constabulary
to ensure that criminals tempted to
bring drugs to our area realise that
they have no place to hide here and
will be rooted out. To this end, I have
made additional funding available to
enable the expansion of Operation
Fortress across our two counties
to allow Hampshire Constabulary
to continue their excellent work in
targeting and disrupting the illegal
drugs supply chain, thereby making
our communities safer.
In addition, my ofce will be working
with local authorities to develop
Active Recovery Communities (ARCs)
that support people recovering from
The impact of mental
health issues on frontline
I am proud to have used my role as
PCC to raise the prole of the impact
that mental health issues have on the
wellbeing of members of our local
population. Through my relationship
with one of the main providers of
mental health services locally, Southern
Health Trust, I have been able to call
for assurances that appropriate health-
based places of safety are available.
This will help eliminate the need for
individuals to be taken into police
cells and help ensure that Section
136 of the Mental Health Act 1983
is being used appropriately and with
I contributed to a BBC Panorama
Programme on this issue in September
2013 and, in February 2014, I made
a commitment to improve outcomes
for people affected by mental health
I am determined
to do everything
within my power
to keep rural
communities safe
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issues by working with partners
to deliver the Mental Health Crisis
Care Concordat via the Health and
Wellbeing Boards in our area.
I intend to continue using my inuence
to ensure that all emergency services
and local public service providers
adopt a more joined up approach to
issues that are of common concern.
This approach will better serve our
local communities and enable me to
deliver on my commitment to improve
frontline policing by freeing up police
resources from tasks that are more
properly the responsibility of others.
Commissioner attends a drug and alcohol workshop at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College run by the Youth Commission
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April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
Community Safety Fund
of 1.479m allocated
Engaged with the Sikh
community at the Vaisakhi
Parade in Southampton
New Estate Strategy launched
35,00 awarded through
the Protecting People and
Places Fund Tranche 1
72,000 awarded through
the Standing Grants Fund
4 Review of the year: April
2013 - March 2014
As PCC I am fully committed to communicating and engaging
with the local population and other key groups and partners that
protect people and places locally. Heres a snapshot of some of
the highlights of my year from April 2013 to March 2014, captured
through photographs:
New Estate Strategy launched
Co-hosted a National PCC
Evidence-based Policing
Conference at Cambridge
University: I gave an opening
address and also wrote
an article in the national
magazine Police Professional.
Held the 1st COMPASS
event on the theme of Overall
Performance of the Police.
Assistant PCC for IOW,
Laura Franklin, appointed
Assistant PCC for IOW Laura Franklin, appointed
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July 2013 August 2013 September 2013
COMPASS meeting
on police custody
31,000 awarded through
the Protecting People and
Places Fund Tranche 2
First volunteers to the Youth Commission welcomed
Discussing rural crime and policing with visitors at the New Forest Show
Police and Crime Panel
review my Annual Report
2012-13, my Police and
Crime Plan Action Sheet
and my estate strategy.
First volunteers to the Youth
Commission welcomed
Discussed rural crime and
policing with visitors at
the New Forest Show
Offender Management
Strategic Focus Group
event drew key stakeholders
together in order to
discuss the controversial
government policy
Transforming Rehabilitation.
Contributed to Panorama
programme on providing
better environment for
people with mental health
issues rather than taking
them into police custody.
Assistant PCC (Policing
and Safer Communities),
Judy Venables, appointed
Assistant PCC Judy Venables, appointed COMPASS meeting on police custody
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October 2013 November 2013 December 2013
Partner event hosted at new
OPCC ofce in Winchester
COMPASS meeting on
anti social behaviour

Domestic Abuse Conference COMPASS meeting on anti social behaviour
Working with the local community
The Police and Crime Panel
agree the protocol for liaison
between the Panel and the
OPCC, and receive an update
on the estate strategy
COMPASS meeting on policing
the night-time economy
Domestic Abuse Conference
Black History Month: Jointly
hosted lecture on BME in
policing with Institute of
Criminal Justice Research at
the University of Southampton
Met local mental health
providers to discuss how
partnership working could be
improved to support those
with mental illness who are
taken into police custody
35,000 awarded through
the Protecting People and
Places Fund Tranche 3
Pledged support of
stamping out violence
Gave speech at the
Restorative Justice
Conference in Eastleigh
Youth Commission
Takeover Day
Issues a report and
webchat on progress
one year into ofce
Police and Crime Panel agree
the appointment of Deputy
PCC, Robin Jarman, monitor
the implementation of the
Police and Crime Plan and
monitor nance ahead of the
2014-15 precept scrutiny
Duty PCC, Robin Jarman
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January 2014 February 2014 March 2014
Public consultation on
raising the Council Tax
precept - funding gap to
be taken from reserves
Youth Commission
present the outcome of
their Big Conversation
COMPASS meeting on
Operational Change
1.77m committed to
ghting drug related violence
through Operation Fortress
National Victim
Awareness Course
launched in partnership
with Victim Support
Police Professional
article published
Co-hosted with High
Sheriff of Hampshire a
national conference on
Reducing Reoffending in
Winchester, which resulted
in a White Paper on
Reducing Reoffending
Discussed innovation in
criminal justice with Justice
Minister, Chris Grayling MP
Event held to encourage
offenders to rethink
their behaviour at Victim
Awareness Course. BBC
South News cover the story
Gave speech at CLA Rural
Crime Conference at Sparsholt
Commissioner decides
recipients of 2.3m
of funds through the
Commissioning Plan
Attended joint rural policing
operation (Op FESTIVE)
between Hampshire
Constabulary and
Thames Valley Police
Working with the local community
Youth Commission present the
outcome of their Big Conversation
Policing precept consultation National conference on Reducing Reoffending
Police and Crime Panel
scrutinise the Constabularys
Operational Change
Programme, my request
for the 2014-15 precept,
implementation of the Police
and Crime Plan and support
the appointment of Kevin
Gardner as interim Chief
Executive of the OPCC
Commissioning Plan launched
at events in Winchester
and on the Isle of Wight
41,000 awarded through
the Protecting People and
Places Fund Tranche 4
5 You said. I asked.
Hampshire Constabulary
When I rst came into ofce, I listened to your concerns and then
challenged Hampshire Constabularys performance on particular
issues. Here are some of the outcomes:
Reducing crime
During my rst full year in ofce,
Hampshire Constabulary reduced
crime by 4.5 per cent, this equates
to 4914 fewer recorded crimes and
victims. Our area has some of the
lowest levels of all crime across the
country. The Constabulary achieved
a reduction of 16 per cent against a
target I set of a 12 per cent reduction
over the three years to March 2014.
Police behaviour
In representing the public I continue
to stress the importance of police
behaviour and attitudes towards
members of the public. I have
supported the introduction of Body
Worn Video in Hampshire that
captures what takes place when
police question or arrest local people.
I challenged the Chief Constable
to reduce reports of police incivility
made by members of the public by at
least 15 per cent. The Constabulary
achieved a 33 per cent reduction in
these complaints during 2013-14.
Victim satisfaction
Hampshire Constabulary is responding
well to my victim satisfaction target.
Victim satisfaction is up from 83 to
86 per cent. This is a reassuring shift
towards total satisfaction.
Protecting people in rural
In recognition of its importance to
rural communities, equality of urban/
rural crime focus has been central to
my strategy. Hampshire Constabulary
was tasked to address this, and have
been working towards closing the gap
in solved crime rates between urban
and rural areas to 5 per cent by March
2016. At the start of my term in ofce
that gap was 10 per cent; by March
2014 it had reduced to 9.07 per cent.
Proactive policing in rural areas, and
effective partnership working with
the CPS, have resulted in several
successful prosecutions.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
On behalf of many local communities,
I asked Hampshire Constabulary to
reduce the incidents of ASB, and
supported this by maintaining frontline
and neighbourhood services despite
cuts in government funding. The target
was to achieve a 3 per cent reduction
in 2013-14; the Constabulary actually
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Firearms licensing
13,000 licensing applications were
held up in a backlog when I took ofce
causing unnecessary resentment
among the affected communities.
I tasked Hampshire Constabulary
to improve the management of
applications. During 2013-14 they:
cleared the backlog and turned
applications around much quicker;
made better links with
specialist clubs; and
provided added public
safety checks.
Police employee sickness
Higher than average employee
sickness was costing local people
lost police time and placing a greater
burden on all police employees. I
challenged the Chief Constable to
improve sickness management.
Hampshire Constabulary focused their
staff management on this, and ended
the year having improved sickness
from an average of 10.2 days per paid
employee to 8.7 days with further
continued improvement planned. This
equates to over 8,000 working days
saved across the entire Constabulary.
Recruiting from our diverse
People from black and ethnic
minorities are under-represented in
the Constabulary. Despite budget
reductions leading to reduced
recruitment, I have asked the Chief
Constable to maintain focus on
this, and work towards a 3-year
improvement target to achieve 5.5
per cent representation among new
recruits by March 2016. In 2013-14,
the Constabulary ran a scholarship
scheme, seeking interest from these
under-represented groups.
6 Next steps looking
ahead to the remainder of
the Commissioners term
in ofce
In the year ahead my team will be securing more robust support for
victims and witnesses - in the criminal justice system, at home and
in communities. This will include a new rst response and referral
service, with the back up of stronger networks of specialist support
I am determined to provide much
better services for all victims, and
maintain my focus on some of the
most vulnerable. I have started work
on better coordination of services to
support victims of sexual violence
and domestic abuse. My Assistant
Commissioner on the Isle of Wight,
Laura Franklin, will be taking a lead on
safeguarding and vulnerability among
the missing, exploited, trafcked
victims of modern slavery, among
other emerging risks on a pan-
Hampshire basis.
I am also keen to champion crucial
support for offenders families who
serve their own hidden sentence
through no fault of their own. The
disadvantages faced by children
and siblings of offenders in particular
must be addressed to break
intergenerational cycles of crime. By
ending this pattern harm to individuals
and communities can be avoided,
which can cost emotionally, physically
and nancially. In the year ahead, I
will be piloting a training package for
frontline ofcers that will allow greater
consideration of the world through a
childs eyes.
This will highlight salient points for
policing in localised communities and
offer tools to effectively consider the
least stigmatising options available
in situations such as the arrest of a
parent. We hope the wider benets
will include removing barriers between
young people and the police.
My Youth Commission has challenged
me with their recommendations for
practical changes in policing and
criminal justice including their
experiences as potential victims. I am
determined to achieve their agenda.
I also remain committed to helping
improve consistency among local
schools in delivering information on
social issues. I am beginning work on
an Education Charter, which will be
piloted on the Isle of Wight, and will
include road safety, domestic abuse
and anti-bullying.
I have tasked the Chief Constable
with continuing his focus on local
neighbourhood policing, to help
communities remain and feel safe.





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To achieve this, despite government
funding cuts, I am encouraging
investments such as technologies that
support police effectiveness, and new
local policing strategies such as those
that engage with young people and
local businesses. I have also tasked
my own team to focus on developing
partnership approaches that support
joined up, cost-effective and innovative
local services. Such innovations
were identied recently by the House
of Commons Home Affairs Select
Committee as a vital role for all PCCs.
To further improve safety on our roads,
especially in rural areas, I will be
committing 135,000 to support up to
70 new schemes across Hampshire
and the Isle of Wight over the next two
Although I have no direct
responsibilities in the criminal justice
system, I will continue to champion
policies and practices that reduce both
crime and criminality.

My actions will include seeking to
inuence policy making locally and
nationally; taking practical actions
to tackle some of the root causes of
crime; and seeking the views of local
young people on what would best
support them to avoid risk and harm.
By direct funding and partnerships,
for example, I am tackling some of the
impacts on families when they may
serve a sentence as a result of crime
by one family member.
In order to support of the Police and
Crime Plan, the Chief Constable has
also agreed a set of commitments
that will guide the Constabularys
staff and ofcers over the year ahead.
This includes maintaining existing
high standards in tackling crime and
seeking continuous improvement
in, for example, public trust and
condence and victim and witness
support. The Constabulary will also
balance responses that help steer
young people away from crime with a
rm focus on tackling the most serious
and damaging crimes and criminals.
I am encouraging
investments such
as technologies
that support police
effectiveness and
new local policing
strategies such as
those for engaging
with young people
and with local
Commissioner attends Access All Areas event for young people organised by Fareham and Winchesters Community Safety Partnerships
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7 Independent Custody
Visitor (ICV) Scheme
In accordance with section 51 of the Police Reform Act 2002, it is
the responsibility of the OPCC to operate an ICV Scheme.
The Scheme provides an independent
check on the way Hampshire
Constabulary carries out its duties
with regard to the detention of people
in custody. Beyond this statutory
function I am determined that the
Scheme through a committed team
of volunteers - continues to play a
key role in helping me hold the Chief
Constabulary to account. My ofce
produces a statistical data report
based on information provided by
Independent Custody Visitors on a
quarterly basis. The production of
this data in a report format ensures
a formal independent oversight of
custody proceedings.
In the rst quarter of 2014, 8,093
detainees passed through custody.
At the time of the custody visits, 383
people were detained, of these 367
were available to be visited and 264
detainees were seen by visitors.
The percentage of interviews
conducted by visitors for the rst
quarter of 2014 was 98.88%, which is
an improvement on the same period
last year (95.58%).
In a joint report by HM Inspectorate
of Constabulary and HM Inspectorate
of Prison published in 2013, all of
Hampshire Constabulary custody
suites were inspected. As part of
that inspection Independent Custody
Visitors were interviewed by inspectors
and the report stated that: The
network of Independent Custody
Visitors was active and effective and
the force was well engaged with
8 Financial information
These gures are presented in advance of the nal completion of the
closure of the annual accounts submission process, thereafter they
are subject to the External Audit process, the nancial accounts will
be nal by the end of September 2014 with any nal amendments
made during the review period.
There are signicant nancial risks in
the medium term due to expected
reductions in Government grant
funding which have been on going
since 2010 and are anticipated to
continue until at least 2020. The
Constabularys savings programme to
deliver 54m over 2011-15 is reaching
the nal stages of delivery, whilst a
further savings programme of 25m
for delivery over 2015-17 is in the nal
stages of development. In February
2014, I approved a Medium Term
Financial Strategy which sets out the
nancial challenges ahead, and the
plans to meet those challenges.
The Revenue Budget outturn for
2013-14 is a predicted underspend
of 7.580m (2%) for the combined
accounts of the OPCC and the Chief
Constable. My ofce underspent by
0.001m (almost 0%) and the Chief
Constable underspent by 7.579m
(2%). The net underspend will be
transferred to the Transformation
Reserve to assist with funding new
initiatives that arerequired to sustain
delivery of high levels of performance,
despite a reducing overall policing
The main driver for the underspend
was the requirement to make savings
during 2013-14 in order to balance the
budget in 2014-15 and beyond. The
recruitment of ofcers and staff has to
take into account medium term plans
regarding employee levels. It has also
been the case that some staff working
on specic projects and operations
have been funded by reserves rather
than by the Revenue Budget.
With regard to the Capital Programme
for 2014-15, this was updated as
part of the Budget 2014-15 process,
but will need to be updated again
for changes in spending prole; in
particular, revised amounts for the
Estates Change Programme when I
approve the amended programme.
Reserves as at the end of 2013-
14 have a balance of over 73m.
However, amounts held on behalf of
partner organisations, such as the
Association of Chief Police Ofcers
and the Safer Roads Unit, mean that
the actual usable revenue reserves at
the end of 2013-14 are 54m. The
usable reserves are currently forecast
to go down to 22m over the coming
years, in particular, the use of the
Transformation Reserve to pay for the
cost of changes required to address
the reduction in Government funding
over that period. There is a protocol
in place for each Reserve and all
allocations are subject to my decision.
My attention will now turn to a refresh
of the Medium Term Financial Strategy.
An initial refresh is planned for the end
of September, which will inform the
2014-15 budget setting process.

I need to make it clear that the
underspend in 2013-14 is a one-
off; it is partly a result of not fully
replacing some ofcers and staff who
are seconded to work on specic
operations, programmes and projects
for a xed time period.


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However, there is an underlying saving
from work delivered during 2013-
14 in order to deliver the 12.033m
savings required to balance the budget
in 2014-15. These savings complete
54m of savings over the 4 year
Spending Review period 2011-15.
The Constabulary has begun to
implement the Operational Change
Programme. This programme of work
will restructure the way that frontline
services are delivered and aims to
save a considerable proportion of
the 25m savings target for the
two year period 2015-17. It will use
new ways of working and more
technology to improve the efciency
of ofcers and staff. There will also
need to be changes to the Estate
and IT infrastructure to deliver the
new approach. These changes are
expected to require signicant one-
off capital investment particularly in
relation to buildings, IT, devices and
employee related costs of change.
The Medium Term Financial Strategy
will capture approved allocations and
updated estimates for the investment
costs and reect those in the capital
programme and reserves strategy.
It should be noted that the 25m
saving target for 2015-17 is an
estimate based on the best information
available for Government funding; it
assumes a 1.99% annual increase in
council tax precept. The target is also
dependent upon the nal delivery of
the 54m of savings in 2011-15 and a
further 2.548m of savings expected
to be delivered in 2015-16 and 2016-
17 that relate to initiatives that are part
of the 2011-15 programme of work,
but will not be completed until after
March 2015.
Commissioner seeks public opinion on the policing element of the Council Tax
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Contact details
I have a statutory obligation and genuine desire to communicate and
engage with the local communities I represent to ensure that I am in
touch with your views in relation to policing and crime.
The Ofce of the Police and Crime Commissioner wants to hear your
thoughts on all issues related to policing and crime. Please get in touch.
If you require any part of this document in Braille, large
print or another language, please contact my ofce on
01962 871595 or email
01962 871595
Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire
Ofce of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire,
St Georges Chambers, St Georges Street, Winchester,
Hampshire, SO23 8AJ
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