Effective Policing Force


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Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is insisting that he’s providing an effective policing force in Hampshire, despite tight budgets.

In a statement released to Winchester Today, Michael Lane says he’s managed to protect 160 frontline policing jobs from being cut in 2018/19, by increasing how much we pay for policing through the council tax bill.

He says there’s also been an increase in armed response officers at a cost of nearly £1m, and that there will be more Tasers available, more spit hoods and better mobile technology.

Earlier this week Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan reportedly told The News that an appointment of an assistant PCC to Michael Lane at £60,000 per year would be ‘a kick in the teeth for the people of Portsmouth.’

According to prospects.ac.uk, the starting salary for police constables in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is between £19,971 and £23,124.

(Michael Lane is pictured with the Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney)