policeResponding to the crime statistics released today which revealed the largest rise in recorded crime in a decade, including an 18% jump in violent crime, Portsmouth South’s Member of Parliament, Stephen Morgan has warned that police officer cuts were “leaving our communities exposed”.
The overall figures released show that police numbers have fallen for the seventh consecutive year despite the promises made to protect both frontline policing and the budget in real terms.

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Labour plans more bobbies on the beat.


More bobbies on the beat would be delivered by Labour as announced by the party today.

Labour is committed to providing funding to the 43 forces across England and Wales to hire an extra 10,000 officers operating in community policing roles.

The move will be paid for by reversing cuts to Capital Gains Tax and comes at a time when reported crime is rising under the current Tory government. Continue reading

People power wins the day on policing in the city

Stephen Morgan PoliceCommunity campaigners are delighted their efforts have been heard loud and clear and that Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner has now ruled out the option of building a new police investigation centre for the city out in Havant.

Speaking this morning, the current commissioner, politician Simon Hayes officially confirmed he is now definitely planning building the new centre in Portsmouth. Continue reading

A neighbourhood desk doesn’t replace a police station!

hBfhxJonxSeykIK-800x450-noPadHaving a neighbourhood desk in the civic offices is just not the same as having a centrally-located police station, Police & Crime Commissioner.

This is quite simply a cut too far!

The news that Portsmouth’s Central Police Station was being considered for closure by Hampshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes, has come as a real disappointment to the Portsmouth community. Continue reading