Mixed Tiers Make Policing Hampshire Harder

DIFFERENT tiers within Hampshire are “presenting new challenges” and making policing COVID-19 breaches even harder, Hampshire Police Federation has said. From 00.01 on Saturday 19 December, different parts of Hampshire will be in all three COVID tiers. The Isle of Wight remains in Tier 1, but Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant will move into Tier 3. […]

Hampshire Officers’ Morale Boost

MORALE at Hampshire Police is higher than in most other forces, the 2020 Pay and Morale Survey has shown. Of the Hampshire officers who responded to the survey, 39% said that their morale was either low or very low: the third lowest figure out of all forces. On average in England and Wales, 48% said […]

Here To Help With Financial Struggles

ANY officer who is in financial difficulty should contact the Federation for support, especially in the lead-up to Christmas, Hampshire Police Federation has said. The latest Pay and Morale Survey found that 32% of respondents from Hampshire reported worrying about the state of their personal finances every day or almost every day. Meanwhile, 6% of […]

‘Huge Problems’ With Bail Legislation

BAIL legislation needs to be reconsidered after changes made in 2017 have led to unnecessarily long investigations, Hampshire Police Federation has said. A joint inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) found that the 2017 bail legislation led to longer investigations, as […]

Struggling Supervisors Should Ask For Help

SUPERVISORS must not be shy of seeking help from the Federation if they are struggling with their mental health, Hampshire Police Federation has said. Chair Zoë Wakefield was responding to a blog by Steve Taylor, PFEW Deputy Lead for Roads Policing, who supervisors looking after the welfare of others were “encouraged culturally to put their […]

Help For Child Exploitation Investigators

POLICE investigating violent and sexual crimes against children are at serious risk of psychological harm, new research has found. But help is available for officers in Hampshire through both through the Federation and the force. Researchers from Portsmouth and Solent University spoke to officers from two forces over a year; they found that officers who […]

Increase In Maternity Leave Allowance

POLICE officers on maternity or adoption leave are to receive full pay for 26 weeks. The changes come into effect from 4 January 2021, increasing the entitlement from the current 18 weeks. The change has been celebrated throughout the service, including by Lucy D’Orsi, currently a Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner and soon to be […]

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