91 New Recruits Join Hampshire Police

HAMPSHIRE Police has 91 new recruits as part of a training programme in partnership with the University of Portsmouth. They are the first group to join as part of the new Police Educational Qualification Framework. After 10 weeks of masterclasses and supported online learning, the new officers will join teams across the county to continue […]

Courts Must Use Tougher Sentencing Powers

NEW powers allowing tougher sentences for people who assault emergency service workers must be used if officers are to be protected on the frontline. Hampshire Police Federation says the introduction of a maximum sentence of two years in jail time for those who attack blue light staff sends out a strong message that these assaults […]

Police Gather For Virtual Memorial Day Service

THE 17th National Police Memorial Day Service remembering thousands of police officers who have died on duty was as emotional and moving as ever this year, despite being held virtually. The online service – which featured police and religious leaders, politicians and families of fallen officers – was made even more poignant following the murder […]

Hampshire Police does not have the resource to impose Coronavirus fines for illegal raves

GOVERNMENT sanctioned £10,000 fines for organising mass gatherings should act as a deterrent, Hampshire Police Federation has said, but concerns remain about how officers will impose them. The new anti-COVID measures aim to stop illegal raves and get-togethers after huge parties sprung up across post lockdown England and Wales. While the tough stance is being […]

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