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Long road ahead for detainees as custody centre granted permission - in Basingstoke

Planning permission granted for custody suite off M3, with hour round trip said to 'fast track' process, as it is also announced Yateley officers will move to Aldershot

Future tax hike possible to bridge police funding cuts, PCC warns

PCC Simon Hayes says he may increase the force's council tax share by more than this year's 2% rise for 2016/17

Increase in complaints against police officers in Hampshire

IPCC complaints up by 10% in the county, but this is still better than national average

Council offices and ex-army building earmarked for police use

Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes said officers could move to Rushmoor council's building and a new neighbourhood office in Aldershot

PCC proposes council tax rise to secure police funding

An increase of 1.99% would generate an extra £2m, the cost of employing 43 police officers

Police work on wildlife crime is praised in Hampshire

The county's police force has dedicated Country Watch officers working on rural issues

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Hampshire Police under-fire for its 'under-recording' of crimes

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found only 67 of 127 incidents which it examined were recorded

Police and crime commissioner calls for review into Hampshire child abuse cases

Following failings in Rotherham, Hampshire's police and crime commissioner has ordered a review of all child abuse cases in the county

Police chief launches survey as he starts business crime crackdown

Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes is planning to target business crime and wants to know what types of crime have been committed against businesses

Police move into Eastleigh fire service base in office-share move

The move is hoped to save £500k for Hampshire Constabulary

More police cuts could mean public safety 'put at risk'

Hampshire Constabulary's staffing reduction levels are above average for England and Wales

Aldershot police station will be sold, PCC confirms

Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes has confirmed that Aldershot police station will be sold and staff potentially relocated to the library

No action taken against chief constable after misconduct claims

An investigation has found "no grounds to justify" allegations made against Chief Constable Andy Marsh

Arrested UKIP councillor claims he was targeted by police after criticism

Deputy UKIP leader on Hampshire County Council said his arrest on suspicion of assault was "politically orchestrated to cause concern during this election period" after he criticised Hampshire Constabulary leadership

Chief constable defended over alleged cover-up of sex abuse claims

County's top cop is defended by PCC as investigation into handling of school sexual abuse claims continues


Aldershot police station sell-off 'likely to happen'

The site in Wellington Avenue is currently only 30% occupied and Hampshire Constabulary needs to make multi-million pound savings

Police, fire and council services to join forces in bid to save money

Three organisations link-up in the hope of saving £4m a year


500 job losses planned for Hampshire Constabulary

As Hampshire Constabulary aims to make savings of £25m, 535 officers and staff are expected to lose their jobs or not be replaced once they leave

Council tax rise bid to stop police numbers falling to 'dangerous levels'

"Ministers are again cutting the money for policing in our communities", Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes said

Police commissioner 'left with no option' but to request tax rise

Hampshire's Police Commissioner said 'dangerous' budget cuts are making for 'very, very difficult' times for policing across the county


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