HAMPSHIRE Police Federation is ready to present the county’s new PCC with their mini-manifesto of items they want considered to help Hampshire officers on the frontline.
Federation Chair Zoe Wakefield (pictured) is due to meet the new PCC Donna Jones, who was elected earlier this month.
Included in the Federation’s wish list are an improvement in the share of police funding for the county and the Isle of Wight; effective deterrents to stop police assaults; fair pay for serving officers; a review of the South East allowance; and programmes to ensure officers’ wellbeing is put front and centre.
Zoe explained: “We will be discussing the manifesto and the state of some of our police buildings in the force. The main issues are around officer wellbeing and assaults.”
Hampshire gets £43.5m less than the average amount paid out to other forces per population, while more recruits are also needed as the force is still 700 short of where it was in 2010.
“It’s a very outdated funded formula, and it’s something the Chief has raised,” Zoe said.
“The South East allowance is less than neighbouring forces impacting on officers living costs; it’s all part of the things we will be talking about.”