Hampshire Constabulary is backing Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, by showcasing its own Personal Internet and Cyber Safety (PICS) presentation for schools across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Simon Hayes, has selected Andy Marsh as his preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is supporting this year’s ‘Smashed Christmas’ drink-drive campaign which comes from Hampshire Constabulary during the festive season, to try and prevent unnecessary accidents occurring over Christmas.
Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit is launching a crackdown on bad driving behaviour in a bid to further reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured on Hampshire’s and the Isle of Wight’s Roads.
The 2012 Annual Policing Summary on how policing is delivered across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is now available to download online from the Hampshire Police Authority.
The long awaited announcement has been made that Southampton General Hospital is to remain a specialist paediatric heart surgery centre following the controversial Safe and Sustainable consultation. The news has been warmly received by Island MP Andrew Turner, who had worked with other MPs on a cross-party campaign to keep the centre open. Last June Mr Turner helped campaigners deliver a petition to Downing Street with over 230,000 signatures, including many from the Island.
An Isle of Wight farmer has been praised for his efforts to help wildlife in this year’s RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award. Michael Poland, of Wroxall Cross Farm, Ventnor, received the Highly Commended award in recognition for the exceptional conservation work he has done on his farm.