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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

Hampshire Constabulary

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

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



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