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Thousands to vote in Rushmoor and Hart borough and Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Residents across the two boroughs will today vote not only for their local councillors, but also Hampshire's next Police and Crime Commissioner

Meet the 2016 Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner candidates

There are seven candidates in the running to be the county's next commissioner, who will have the power to hire and fire the chief constable

Everything you need to know about the 2016 police and crime commissioner elections in Hampshire

Six candidates will stand against incumbent Simon Hayes, who is seeking a second term in office as the county's police and crime commissioner

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Hampshire PCC election 2016: Tell us YOUR policing priorities ahead of the May Election

With the PCC election looming on May 5, we want to know what your policing priorities are ahead of the vote

Hampshire crime commissioner slams report saying force 'requires improvement' in protecting vulnerable people

The commissioner said it is ‘rich’ for inspectors to criticise local forces ‘when the rug has been pulled out from under community policing’

Simon Hayes PCC for Hampshire with Malcolm Treen, Mike Fraser and Margaret Filley before the Neighborhood Watch scheme meeting at Hawley Leisure Centre

Hampshire Police to lead the way in tackling 'sophisticated' cyber criminals

Serving officers and volunteers will join a pilot project analysing computers and smartphones as the force cracks down on digital-age crime

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Aldershot police station move put on hold but 'does not invalidate' town centre prospectus

Hampshire Constabulary is now renting out space at the station after discovering it is locked in a long-term rental deal

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Hampshire police's historic sex abuse investigation to take another five years

So far Operation Marmion has identified a potential 351 victims of abuse and 34 suspects

Hampshire Chief Constable Andy Marsh (left) and Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes

Hampshire's Police and Crime Commissioner opens public consultation on future of force

The commissioner is asking the public if the amount paid for policing through council tax should be increased

Andy Marsh (left) with Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes

Hunt is on for new £141k Hampshire police chief constable

Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes is looking for a new top cop after Andy Marsh landed a new role        

Hampshire Chief Constable Andy Marsh (left) and Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes

Hampshire's police chief constable Andy Marsh set to leave force

Andy Marsh has been named as the preferred candidate for the chief constable job at Avon and Somerset Constabulary

A rape victim tells her story. Picture by Jason Skarratt, Birmingham Post & Mail.

Hampshire sees sharp rise in rape reports and fall in charge rate

Hampshire's police and crime commissioner said the figures were of "great concern", but pointed to an increase in reports of alleged historic sex offences as a factor in the rise

Legal highs are 'lethal' police warn in new campaign to raise awareness

Police in Hampshire are aiming to make people aware of the risks of harmful substances that are being sold legally in towns such as Aldershot

Watchdog could launch investigation over Police and Crime Commissioner's alleged fraudulent claims

The Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed it received a complaint relation to Simon Hayes expenses

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Police outline efforts to clampdown on child sexual exploitation

More than 20 suspects have been arrested this year alone in connection with child sexual exploitation investigations

Police and Crime Commissioner slams claims spending could have been slashed by £2.5m

PCC Simon Hayes said the findings are 'bizarre' after a report suggested his office spent £1.8m more during 2013/14 compared to the old police authority

Police officers could be relocated to old Aldershot Town Hall building

Police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes said that officers would "not move out" of Aldershot police station until viable alternative is found

Hampshire Constabulary apologises for accusing victim of making up rape

Victim was initially arrested and accused of making up the rape, until DNA evidence proved her right

Hampshire Police to recruit more black and ethnic minority personnel

The police force is hoping to increase the number of black and minority ethnic staff across all force roles throughout next year to greater represent the county’s diversity

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

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