Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council

Local government

Hampshire County Council is based in Winchester, the largest settlement and county town. The council consists of 84 elected members, and is currently controlled by the Conservative Party with a large majority of 56 out of 84 councillors. The remaining places are made up of 20 Liberal Democrat and 16 independent councillors. There are several tiers of local government in the United Kingdom. At the top level, regional parliaments and assemblies are directly elected by all citizens who live in the defined region.


During the 19th century, Hampshire and the surrounding area saw a rise in the popularity of private detective agencies, Hampshire List (hampshire-list.co.uk). In 1854, William Johnstone founded his detective agency at 172 High Street in Portsmouth, and was joined in partnership by George Hollis the following year. The agency continued to have success during the Victorian era, and as a result several other detective agencies were established across Hampshire including The National Detective Agency in Winchester (1856), Thompson's Detective Office in Southampton (1859) and Furbank's Detective Agency at 6/7 Bedford Place in Southampton (1864).

In 1880 William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair featured an illustration of Thomas Drewry looking at a Jack the Ripper suspect through his monoscope camera. [. It is difficult to summarise the history of the Hampshire Police because it encompasses four forces.  The City of Winchester Police and Hampshire County Constabulary were the first two forces to police Hampshire, having been formed in 1832 and 1839 respectively. The third force, Portsmouth Borough Police, was formed in 1856 and absorbed into the Hampshire County Constabulary only 5 years later.

It was not until 1889 that they became fully constituted in their own right with a change from a two brigade structure to three separate divisions. The first constables were assigned in November 1839, with the Chief Constable being appointed in March the following year and the first headquarters being based in Winchester. Their uniforms consisted of a dark blue jacket and trousers, a broad-brimmed hat and they carried a rattle to summon aid if needed.

The new force was responsible for policing the county of Hampshire, excluding the city of Winchester itself and Portsea Island which had separate jurisdictions. The Act also authorised the creation of County Borough Police forces, the first of which was the Basingstoke Borough Police, established in April 1841. In 1849 Hampshire Constabulary absorbed Portsmouth City Police, founded in 1836. In April 1890 the Isle of Wight County Constabulary was established and so became a sub-division within Hampshire Constabulary.

The Hampshire County Constabulary remained as the county force covering the area until 1966, when a number of local forces were amalgamated to form the Isle of Wight Constabulary and the Southampton City Police. The Portsmouth City Police handled the rest of the county. In 1968, those three forces were amalgamated to become Hampshire and Isle of Wight. On an intermediate level, counties. Hampshire is divided into thirteen districts, with eleven of them lies within Hampshire County Council.

Joint Operations Unit (JOU)

The Joint Operations Unit (JOU) is a joint police unit created in 2007 through the amalgamation of many specialist operations previously run on a standalone basis by both Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary. The JOU consists of its operational elements as well as force training departments, and is overseen by an assistant chief constable who is appointed from one of the two forces involved. The Joint Operations Unit (JOU) is a collaboration between the two police forces in the Thames Valley area.

Although there are some typical operational differences, such as the Police Firearms Officers utilising Vickers Tactical Airsoft rifles and sniper rifles for close protection training, all the officers within the JOU wear similar uniforms to those of BTP. The Joint Operations Unit is the common force behind all specialist units within the two forces. These include the firearms teams, the dog section, roads policing, marine unit, tactical training unit and special operations men. But we only come together when you might need us most.

We’re each our own Met police force and can work with a third force if needed. The Joint Operations Unit is a multi-functional unit, providing support services to both forces. It co-ordinates the services provided by each force to a number of Local Policing Areas within the region. These include specialist services such as serious and organised crime, missing persons, firearms, child protection plans and police dogs. The Joint Operations Unit (JOU) had an operational strength of 230 officers from the two forces as of September 2011.

Police stations

A police station is the facility which has the responsibility of counter-terrorism; organised crime; serious and organized fraud; apprehension of wanted persons both domestically through constables or otherwise or immigration enforcement or counterintelligence operations. Most police stations are operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In many areas of the UK, certain front counter services within police stations have been replaced by alternatives such as "Kiosks" at convenience stores located in close proximity to many police stations or national online enquiry systems.

Hampshire Constabulary operate from 22 front counters as below:. Police stations are staffed by both Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers. The majority of Police staff work at front counters, dealing with enquiries from the general public, including requests for advice, making reports (such as lost property or criminal damage to a vehicle) and responding to queries about policing in Hampshire. Email is also accepted at all stations. After visiting Hampshire Constabulary's website it is evident that there are 12 police stations which operate in a variety of styles.

These stations include 6 Headquarters, 2 Area Police Buildings, 5 Local Policing Centres and 1 Community Investigation Hub. I have drafted the table below to outline the name and address of each Hampshire police station. Since 2019 new Library Police Stations will be open to Hampshire residents, allowing people to apply for Police Certificates & passports, check arrest records, and also take advantage of Justice Service Units. These are a place where local residents can go when they have a problem linked to nuisance neighbours, drug dealing or anti-social behaviour.

Victoria Police Centre, Basingstoke – Commercial Road, Basingstoke – County stations. Large stations that serve a town or city and provide a range of services to the public. The main police stations within Hampshire are listed below and some smaller satellite police stations that are not listed. Police forces, including Hampshire Constabulary maintain small purpose built facilities in many of their larger towns and cities. The services provided from these facilities vary in type. The following list is as of May 2007.

In popular culture

His novels have won four major crime fiction awards: the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award (for "Pompey"), another CWA award for best newcomer (together with the CrimeFest Black Dagger for "Quarry A Book of Hollow Places"), a Macallan Gold Dagger for "The Wood Beyond", and an Arthur Ellis Award for "A Mind to Murder", and were nominated for the Barry Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Anthony Award. The series was reissued, in seven omnibus volumes, by Harvill Secker commencing in 2010.

The crime fiction writer Graham Hurley draws on his knowledge of Hampshire Constabulary, and in particular Portsmouth CID, for his series of police procedural novels. Set in Portsmouth and revolving around the fictional Detective Inspector Joe Faraday they portray a gritty picture of the city and its crime. Graham Hurley’s Inspector Joe Faraday Mysteries are set in Portsmouth and revolve around the character of a hard-bitten, world-weary detective inspector. The novels feature graphic violence, high body counts, drug-running, sex and corruption within Portsmouth's police force.

Police and Crime Commissioner

The Commissioners are hold a number of statutory duties under the Police and Crime Commissioner (Hampshire) Order 2012The post, which replaced the longstanding Hampshire Police Authority, replaced with effect from 23 November 2012. On this date the Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition Government reorganised policing in England and Wales. In Hampshire, this was done by replacing Police Authorities with PCCs, who have a significant say in how the police force is run but who do not themselves have operational control of it.

. The duties and responsibilities of the PCC are set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. The overall strategic responsibility for policing in Hampshire is provided by the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel, made up of 11 councillors appointed to hold the Chief Constable to account. The Force currently has four territorial Divisions (based in Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester), three Operational Support Units (focused on police work and assisting the force's partners), three Custody Suites and 41 Local Policing Areas.

Intelligence, Tasking and Development

Intelligence, Tasking and Development is one of the prime aims in the development of MIS. It includes more specific tools such as intelligence mapping, command and control system, and intelligence assessments. Within an intelligence assessment a collection of information that is analyzed can be gathered (i. e. if there was an increase in crime or a decrease in crime). It also has access to various agencies such as the College of Policing, which is a professional body for policing in the United Kingdom.

The College looks to promote service delivery based on sound knowledge, learning and research; they want police to show professionalism, knowledge and experience when they are working within resourced to help achieve these measures. This strand sets police officers in the role of “crime-fighters”, tasked with stopping criminals from committing crime. Police will be expected to identify areas particularly vulnerable to crime. This will involve looking at the usual indicators. These include a variety of resources such as and.

The police service will also need to use data from past crimes to forecast where upcoming ones are likely to occur. They will then take steps to stop it before it happens, for example through known problem-oriented policing (POP) techniques. This strand has units for handling intelligence, forecasting demand and monitoring police performance. The Metropolitan Police is unique in that it gathers much of the information it uses to plan its operations in the form of a requirement laid down under Section 1 of the Police Act 1996 (the “Modernisation and Renewal of Policing”) to provide a visible police presence on the streets.

Intelligence, Tasking and Development is the third of five strands that are part of the Operations Directorate. The first two strands, known as OP1 and OP2 respectively, provide the information needed for a shift to be set. The last two strands are the development of policing policy and ensuring that police performance meets targets as detailed by government legislation. The Police Directorate is in charge of the Design and Development (UED) which is the parent of all intelligence at the national level as well as commando, tasking and patrolling.

Response and Patrol (R&P)

The R&P are first responders and, in many instances, have been the ones to discover an offense. R&P officers often interview witnesses, victims, and other persons involved in the incident. Patrol officers are the public face of law enforcement in a community: they are aware of local streets and businesses, business owners, and local residents. Patrol officers also respond to calls at the request of their watch commander or incident commander and may assist specialized police units such as negotiators, tactical teams, SWAT teams, K-9 officer….

R&P officers are assigned to work both in uniform and plain clothes. They patrol in marked police vehicles, bicycles, foot and by other means including waterways, tunnels and on public transportation. Patrol is typically the largest TAR unit. This includes both general patrol of an area for crime as well as directed patrol for specific kinds of crime such as counter-terrorism, anti-biker gang or drug enforcement. This function may include uniformed presence at large or unusual events for deterrent effect.


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the section of a police force which deals with more serious crimes than uniformed constables can cope with. CID officers are mostly plainclothes detectives, but some wear 'battle-dress uniforms'when on "proactive" duties such as stopping and searching suspected criminals and making arrests. They may be assisted by police community support officers or by other special constables. They may use specially-equipped police vehicles, which will have space for the detention of suspects.

. In addition, there is a team of six public protection unit sergeants and six police-staff investigators based in Bow Lane police station. These back-office staff were previously responsible for investigating rape and sexual offences. They largely now investigate domestic abuse, child abuse, forced marriage, neglect and other types of vulnerability. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is made up of the criminal investigations units (CIUs), which deals with:. Staff in this strand are responsible for the five force priority investigations.

These include serious sexual offences, New Psychoactive Substances, fraud, modern slavery and firearms. The force has a Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques (SOIT) team available for support to other police forces and specialist units. Investigators include uniformed police officers and CID detectives, and support staff such as forensic scientists, forensic medical examiners, scenes of crime officers, and other specialists. Officers are usually allocated to investigation teams after several years in uniformed roles. A police custody suite or a station is an area segregated from the rest of the police station by being placed behind locked doors, with no link to other areas of the police station other than possibly via sound on a telephone system.

Dog Support Unit (DSU)

Dogs have had a history of assisting law enforcement officers for many years. The Hampshire Constabulary Dog Support Unit (DSU) was formed in May 2007 and currently has 16 dogs operating across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. All the dogs are trained to assist in searches for drugs, cash and other items, as well as locating missing people. As well as tasks that the general public see such as demonstrations at sports matches etc, a dog's work is often not seen by the public and can involve long periods of quiet searching of many miles of land while waiting on a result from another officer who may be tracking a criminal suspect.

The Dog Support Unit is a specialist unit that has the responsibility of policing with the use of its dog handlers and dogs outside the traditional constabulary areas throughout the two counties. The areas covered by the dogs are wide ranging including ports, airports, railway stations, central Southampton, Solent, waterways, open countryside and various festivals. It also houses all units of analysis and statistics (MOSA). In Hampshire, the PCC appoints the Chief Constable. The current incumbent is Andy Marsh who was appointed in February 2013.

Marine Unit

The Marine Unit can trace its history back to 1889, when the first rowing boat was purchased from Porthkerry railway station. In the 1903-1904 season three special constables were appointed to the division and tasked with policing the docks and wharves of Cardiff Docks.  The next major development was in 1936, when a motor boat took over from the rowing boat at Cardiff Docks, with two officers being employed for river patrols at Bute Docks.

Following the outbreak of World War II, harbour patrols were mounted day and night, using speed boats. In 1978 work began on developing a prototype inshore patrol vessel, led by PC David Chatfield and Dennis Cox. The unit consists of three teams, each of a sergeant and eight constables who are all sea-going and are supported by seven in house technicians (two crime scenes, three marine, one dogs and one diving). In addition the unit has a further two support officers whose role is to provide cover for sickness, annual leave and officer training.

There are also 11 special constables who are integrated into all three teams as well as providing shore support. The unit keeps 3 fast response inflatable craft with crews which operate within the Solent area. The Marine Unit is divided into three basic elements: the Harbour Policing Unit (HPU), the Riverine Section and the Operational Support Unit (OSU). The HPU is responsible for policing 53 of the busiest commercial ports in the UK, with particular responsibility for ports in Kent and Sussex.

The HPU adopts a preventative crime approach, aimed at reducing opportunities for crime. It does this by conducting detailed crime analysis, supported by good local knowledge. Harrogate's Marine Unit is a specialist unit with an officer, an NCO and two police crewed vessels that are operational 24 hours a day. The officers have powers of arrest on shore and at sea in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The vessels patrol Harrogate's coastline and provide a policing presence along the 1,000 miles of coastline between Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Isle of Man.

Mutual Aid Support Team (MAST)

MAST is a proactive team with the essential task of policing spontaneous incidents and providing an additional resource enabler to deal with routine operations. They are responsible for policing large scale events such as demonstrations, public order incidents, crowd management and dealing with out of control bonfires at the Eleventh Night bonfires on the eve of the Twelfth of July in Northern Ireland, direct action protests either by paramilitary or industrial groups, football related violence but also less common events including potential terrorist attacks.

[/quote]. A number of specialist units exist in the London Metropolitan Police Service. The most notable units include the Counter Terrorism Command, and Specialist Crime & Operations as well as the Diplomatic Protection Group, the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command, alongside its sister unit SO13 (formerly BPU), which provides security for government officials visiting or based in London. Officers of MAST teams are highly visible at matches and often seen in Police Uniform in the supporters areas of stadia.

They are usually equipped with (and trained to use) batons and incapacitant spray. These officers will also wear combative protective equipment (CPD) over their uniforms, they are trained to protect themselves and members of the crowd from missile and firearm attack. The Mutual Aid Support Team (MAST) is a national squad within the Police Service of Northern Ireland. It consists of approximately fifty officers who are tasked with providing support to the Police Service of Northern Ireland on a permanent basis, as well as being available for ad hoc deployment as necessary.

MAST officers have been deployed out of province on a number of occasions. The majority of duties performed by MAST are to support uniform patrols should they be struggling with crowds e. g. football matches or public order events, but they are also deployed on a number of specific operations as well. They use marked vehicles, usually Ford Transit vans and occasionally larger unmarked trucks and 4x4 vehicles, wearing full Police tactical uniform.  .

. The team are regularly seen in public at football matches, political demonstrations and high-profile criminal cases to provide a highly-visible deterrent presence and to facilitate communication between Police Command and the many different agencies involved. The force employs 64 special constables (as of September 2011). Italics denote unitary authorities, who do not come under Hampshire County Council:. In line with the Local Government Act 1972, the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire is divided into districts.

Other support units

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Vehicles and livery

The fleet is composed of a variety of vehicles, including BMW 330GTs, Volvo V70 estate cars, Vauxhall Insignias and Volkswagen Transporters. The latter type has been in service as prisoner transport vans since being replaced by the current Iveco vans. [  11] In April 2012, it was announced that a further two BMW 530D sport saloon vehicles would be purchased for the use of chief constables and vice chancellors of universities visited by Her Majesty The Queen during engagement visits.

These five-door variants - with extended legroom - were introduced after concerns were raised over the appearance of passengers within three-door models. The majority of police vehicles in Hampshire are now white, and marked only with chevron-style yellow and blue markings. The majority of police cars are saloon or estate types, equipped with rear seat video cameras to record any incidents that may take place during a journey. Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) equipment is fitted for all operational roles where necessary.

The ANPR technology was developed by ISC Ltd, at the time a wholly owned subsidiary of Capita Group plc, and was outsourced to IBM. ANPR systems are used both on vehicles and permanently installed at various police stations. Rural response vehicles (RRV)  are used across Hampshire Constabulary and have a role in assisting to prevent rural crime. The RRV's are often involved with  pursuits, where they may work with the police dog section or firearms units.

Equipped with blue lights and sirens and designed  for long journeys, they are fitted with a front grille that can deflect objects away from the radiator and bonnet, thus minimising damage. Primary roles for the Hampshire fleet includes vehicle crime investigation, response and patrol for routine matters, high visibility policing essential to reassuring the public and dissuading crime, high-speed pursuit of vehicles, and covert surveillance role in target areas. The Constabulary's fleet of vehicles is intended to be environment friendly and have low emission levels.

However, when required for specific roles, has access to a fleet of specialist vehicles including:. A wide range of vehicles are used at any one time by Hampshire Constabulary. These include cars, vans, motorcycles and police support vehicles. The Medical Corps has a wide variety of different units which provide support to the front-line in the field. These differ from those of British Army counterparts by being smaller, more specialised and (mostly) being commanded by medical officers rather than commissioned officers.

Independent Office for Police Conduct

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigates serious complaints made against police officers in England and Wales, and has the power to oversee, manage or direct an investigation by a constabulary. An independent investigator from the IOPC was appointed as the IPCC's investigators contracted to investigate the death of Mark Duggan. The investigation began on 6 January 2011, with a progress report published on 15 May 2011. The report found that there was no evidence that the Metropolitan Police had breached its policies regarding firearms or dealt with Mr Duggan inappropriately before his killing, but also found that "the level of scrutiny applied to marksmanship was not consistent across very similar cases.

". The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) served as the police watchdog in England and Wales from 1 April 2015, assuming all the responsibilities of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). As with the IPCC it is sponsored by the Home Office but is operationally independent. It assumed responsibility for serious allegations of misconduct or criminality associated with the most sensitive cases relating to police officers. It does not deal with complaints about poor service or at a local level, these remain within the local police force or local authority's own complaints procedure.

Independent Office for Police Conduct hampshire-list.co.uk .  The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) was set up in accordance with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (‘the Act’). The IOPC is an independent body which investigates how police forces in England and Wales, including West Midlands Police, respond to complaints and conduct their own investigations where there is a death or serious injury involving the police, or allegations of corruption. IOPC replaced the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on 1 April 2014.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) was set up to oversee the professional standards departments in the 43 police forces in England and Wales. The IOPC also oversees the National Police Chiefs'Council Complaints Directorate which manages appeals made against decisions made by the PSD and local complaint investigation procedures. In addition, they have taken over responsibility for overseeing the HMIC's inspection function of forces, and national oversight of the detention estate from the Home Office.

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Hampshire Constabulary were recognised for several of the specific criteria used to create the index, coming 1st in the UK for LGBT Recruitment Policy, and 4th in the UK overall for LGBT Staff Engagement and Retention. In November 2013, Hampshire Constabulary released a video as part of its entry on the Index called "A Place In The Force", featuring a number of LGBT employees discussing their work within the police force. Copies of this video are available to view at both Portsmouth Central Library and Southampton Central Library.

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is an annual index of UK employers completed by the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) rights charity Stonewall. Through their submissions to Stonewall, Hampshire Constabulary were consistently high performers on the index from 2006-2013, scoring no lower than 15th place overall. In 2013 Southampton City Council ranked number one in the country. In the 2016 index, the force again scored in the top third (score of 61%),  achieving their best result overall to date.

They also achieved gold standard for transgender staff policies, fifth place for training and development and sixth for health and safety, pay and benefits. As part of their submission for the 2016 index, Hampshire Constabulary were accepted into the top 10 companies as a Top 10 Employer. This is the highest category of employer, and means that Hampshire Constabulary is at the forefront of workplace equality among UK employers. ". In 2006, Stonewall launched its Workplace Equality Index which pioneers annual measurement of the UK’s top employers and provides a league table for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff; it also measures attitudes and looks at policies and practices that are important to them.

Witness appeal after attempted robbery in Portsmouth

Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a robbery that took place in Kimberley Road in Portsmouth on the evening of 7 February. Two men entered a shop and threatened the staff with an axe demanding cash and cigarettes. No one was injured during the incident. Police have been conducting enquiries in the area and would like to speak to anyone who has information. We are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Portsmouth. At approximately 09:00hrs on Tuesday 7 September 2017, a man entered the Co-op store at Winston Churchill Square using a weapon and threatened staff.

A man had his moped stolen in Portsmouth after being threatened by two men armed with guns. The attempted robbery took place in Little Solent, Portsmouth, at around 18. 40hrs on Thursday 25 May 2016. Police were called at 1:10pm on Friday, 25 June, to the Co-operative store on North Rd, Portsmouth, after a man entered the shop and threatened staff with a knife. The Air Support Unit also have a Bell 412 Helicopter which was purchased from the Metropolitan Police in 2007 that is available for use throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Two charged following robberies in Portsmouth and Waterlooville

Two men have today (5th March) been charged following two robberies in Portsmouth and Waterlooville. The first robbery took place at the One Stop Shop in Seabrook Crescent, Leigh Park, Portsmouth, at around 7pm on Wednesday 24 February 2013. The second robbery took place at the Co-op store in Portswood Road, Southampton on the same night at around 10pm. The first robbery happened at approximately 8. 15pm on Wednesday night (24th February) in Harvest Road, Portsmouth when a 20-year-old was approached by four male youths on scooters.

Officers investigating two robberies, one in Portsmouth and one in Waterlooville, on Wednesday night (24th February) have charged two teenagers. Officers are continuing to investigate two robberies in Portsmouth and Waterlooville on Wednesday evening (24th February). Two people have been charged following robberies in Portsmouth and Waterlooville last night (Wednesday 24th February). A teenager was arrested following a robbery in Waterlooville on Wednesday evening (24 February). The 17 year-o. Officers investigating the theft of three commemorative plates from a house on Warblington Road have released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

Appeal after fatal collision in Denmead

A blue Audi A1 and a silver Peugeot were involved in the collision at the junction of Black Dam Roundabout, Southleigh Road and Milton Road in Denmead shortly after 4pm on Thursday (25 February). The driver of the Peugeot, a 29-year-old local woman, sadly died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed. The drivers of both vehicles were uninjured but were treated by paramedics for shock. A female pedestrian died at the scene after a collision on the A3 London Road, Denmead, shortly before 7.

15pm," a spokesperson said. "The driver of the vehicle involved did not stop at the scene but was later tracked down and arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Officers were called at 7. 20pm to Crondall Road, Denmead, after a car and pedestrian were involved in a collision. The pedestrian, a 74-year-old woman from Aldershot, was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth but later died as a result of her injuries.

Officers were called to reports of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian in Salway Road, Denmead, shortly after 1. 50pm. A woman died at the scene. A woman was killed in a collision involving two cars in Denmead, Hampshire on 25 February. This marked a return of aviation as part of the support offered by Hampshire Constabulary after two decades. The principal exception to this is the Parachute Field Ambulance, which still operates under its Royal Army Medical Corps officer commanding.

Police focus on disruption and dismantling county lines during intensification activity against transient drug netowrks

Dismantling criminal networks, disrupting county lines and improving the safeguarding of vulnerable people are among the aims of continued policing activity in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Results from a recent activity week that ran from Friday 29th November to Wednesday 3rd December were released today by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), which outlined that there were more than 100 arrests over this period in connection with drug related activity across the force area.

The joint operation with Hampshire Constabulary, into transient drug networks (transient dealers) is in response to local concerns over the impact on the community caused by dealing and related nuisance offences. The operation is part of the wider disruption activity carried out by officers from Operation Raptor West, which targets drugs and associated crime in Solent, South Central and the Isle of Wight. I’m a Police Constable working in Eastleigh, and in early 2016 I was part of an operation which saw the arrest of over 100 suspected drug dealers.

Two women arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences in Totton

Officers from Totton police established that the driver of the vehicle had no insurance and carried out a further search of her. They found a small quantity of what is believed to be herbal cannabis. Following this, an address in Southampton was searched. At this address a quantity of controlled Class B drugs were also seized. Two women have now been arrested in connection with drug supply offences. Officers from the Totton Roads Policing Unit stopped a vehicle on the A31 near Maybush, Totton, at 1.

33am on Thursday 25 April 2015.  A routine stop check was carried out and it became apparent that one of the women was unlicensed. In addition, officers suspected that she was under the influence of drugs and searched her person. The stop check took place in Deadman’s Lane, Totton, yesterday, Thursday August 3. The women both from Totton were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug (cannabis) and also on suspicion of drug driving.

They will be interviewed later today at Totton Police Station. Officers from the Road Policing Unit were carrying out a stop check on a vehicle in St Mary Street, Totton, at just before 5pm last night (Thursday 15th) when, upon searching the vehicle, suspected class A drugs were discovered. Members of the Roads Policing Unit, based in Totton, were carrying out stop checks on vehicles in the area of Jolly Sailor. As a result of the stop check on a vehicle, it was found by officers that no insurance was held.

Police officers from Southern Division can confirm that they have arrested two women following a search of a vehicle in Totton. The stop check was conducted on Thursday 29th January on Bournemouth Road just before 8pm. It was an operation that was lead by my Force, and took place all around the county. During the course of this ‘intensification’ mission we seized 82 mobile phones, over one million pounds worth of drugs and almost £50,000 cash alongside weapons and a firearm.