Further crime prevention advice and information for residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Preventing you from becoming a victim of crime.

In this section you will also find advice and information regarding:

Body-Worn Video (BWV)
Find out how Hampshire Constabulary is using BWV in our communities.
Online safety advice 
Information and advice for all ages from the force's Personal Internet and Cyber Safety (PICS) campaign.

Community Observer Scheme
Information for members of the local community to accompany police officers on patrol.

Be Cyber Streetwise 
Protect your business from online fraud.

Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers
Policing with our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Project Kraken
Project Kraken - Protecting the waters of the Solent.

Fraud is a growing area of crime and takes many different forms. However, there are many ways in which you can protect yourself. 

Special crime prevention tips and advice for people attending festivals and public events.                                   

Student crime prevention advice
New and returning students to Hampshire's universities should be aware of the following advice to ensure they stay safe. 

Business crime prevention advice
Unfortunately, businesses are more at risk of crime than private households, due to the various opportunities they present for criminal activity.

Hampshire's Country Watch scheme
The main aims of Country Watch are to reduce rural crime, reassure rural residents and to improve communication and engagement.

CashBack for Communities

CashBack for Communities
Hampshire Constabulary's community fund.


Visit Police.UK to see what crimes and incidents have been happening where you work and live.

Stop and Search
Information on Hampshire Constabulary's use of Stop and Search powers.

Event planning
Advice and guidance for anyone planning on hosting an event in their local community.

Preventing terrorism
Hampshire Constabulary's response to the varied threats posed by terrorism.

Design Out Crime Consultation

Specialist consultation to "Design Out Crime" for your development.

Bereavement advice
Advice and guidance following a sudden unexpected death.

Victim Code of Practice

The Victim Code of Practice explains what the Criminal Justice Process is, what Criminal Justice Agencies will do to support victims of crime, and keep them informed about what happens in their case.


Information on our use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).

Recovery truck loading a seized vehicle

 Reclaiming a seized vehicle

Guidance on reclaiming an uninsured or unlicensed vehicle seized by the police.


Information and advice around licensing.

Stats and publications

Latest figures and statistics from Hampshire Constabulary.


Been a victim of crime? If you are in contact with us because you have been a victim of or witness to a crime, we understand that this can be a very distressing experience which can affect people in a variety of ways.

This page will explain the processes you may be involved in and what our commitments are.

Click here for advice and information if you have been a victim. 

MAPPA Annual Report 2012 - 2013

Now in its tenth year, MAPPA continues to provide a framework for managing the risks to the public presented by sexual and violent offenders.

We are pleased to present the 2012/13 Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Annual Report for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

MAPPA provides  framework for managing the risks to the public presented by sexual and violent offenders.

The report serves two purposes - to demonstrate the accountability of the MAPPA agencies to members of the public for the work we undertake and to reassure the community that this work is being done well.

The MAPPA 2012-2013 annual report can be found here.



If you need any further information which we have not listed on our advice and information pages, please visit the national Ask the Police website where you will find a number of frequestly asked quesions.

Click here for the Ask the Police website.