New police boss launches consultation

HAMPSHIRE’S newly elected police commissioner Simon Hayes is asking people for their views on policing in his first major public consultation exercise. The commissioner is writing his first Police and Crime Plan since taking office, setting out how he will ensure there is an efficient and effective police service for the two counties.

He wants to ensure the targets he sets are reflective of the views of the public, and so has launched an online survey to collect opinions.

He said: “When I was elected, I made a commitment to be the voice of the people. I spend much of my time meeting community representatives, but I want the public to send views and opinions directly to me. “When I publish the plan and set the policing element of the Council Tax, I want my decisions to represent the thoughts of as many people as possible, so I would strongly encourage people to complete the survey.”

The Commissioner has some difficult decisions to make in the coming months, particularly around financing of the police. He said: “The public expects more from our police service, but there is only a limited amount of money in the pot to spend. Could the police be doing more in some areas? If so, would people be prepared to pay for it through an increase in the Council Tax? Or if we need to make cuts to ensure people don’t pay more, where can we make savings?”

To complete the survey, follow the link from the Commissioner’s website at hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/survey The survey will end at midday on Friday 18 January 2013. Hard copies of the survey are available by contacted the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01962 871595.

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4:54pm Thu 13 Dec 12

rh says...

but where do you begin in sorting out the corrupt shambolic mess that are andover police. Maybe he should clear the lot and start again, nothing could be worse than the rabble the town has to endure in the name of law enforcement.
but where do you begin in sorting out the corrupt shambolic mess that are andover police. Maybe he should clear the lot and start again, nothing could be worse than the rabble the town has to endure in the name of law enforcement. rh

7:11pm Thu 13 Dec 12

i-speak-the-truth says...

rh, your use of the words "corrupt and shambolic" is way over the top. I don't believe for one moment the police officers are anything other than honest - unless you have firm evidence to prove what you are saying.

Without question there is a huge lack of police presence in Andover but you can't blame the police officers for that.

Instead we should be pointing the finger directly at those who have reduced police funding and thereby reduced the number of officers available.

So who is to blame? Yep, that will be THE CONSERVATIVES - Again.
rh, your use of the words "corrupt and shambolic" is way over the top. I don't believe for one moment the police officers are anything other than honest - unless you have firm evidence to prove what you are saying. Without question there is a huge lack of police presence in Andover but you can't blame the police officers for that. Instead we should be pointing the finger directly at those who have reduced police funding and thereby reduced the number of officers available. So who is to blame? Yep, that will be THE CONSERVATIVES - Again. i-speak-the-truth

7:52am Fri 14 Dec 12

rh says...

Not over the top when you have endured what I did! No I am not a criminal the extent of my crime is 3 points on my licence! In global terms I was a victim the police made a complete hash and the perpertrators "rights" were considered above mine. The speed the police closed ranks around their errant colleague was shocking. I was irrelevant to them all they concerned with was to protect themsleves. They lied and deceived at every avenue not to face their wrongs.Just proved to me "you cant buck the system"!
Not over the top when you have endured what I did! No I am not a criminal the extent of my crime is 3 points on my licence! In global terms I was a victim the police made a complete hash and the perpertrators "rights" were considered above mine. The speed the police closed ranks around their errant colleague was shocking. I was irrelevant to them all they concerned with was to protect themsleves. They lied and deceived at every avenue not to face their wrongs.Just proved to me "you cant buck the system"! rh

7:20pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Katyd89 says...

Totally agree with the corrupt and shambolic statement, it's been that way for years - not just Andover, but across the county.
Totally agree with the corrupt and shambolic statement, it's been that way for years - not just Andover, but across the county. Katyd89

7:21pm Sun 16 Dec 12

Katyd89 says...

Also the link to the crime survey doesn't work...
Also the link to the crime survey doesn't work... Katyd89

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