A DEPUTY police and crime commissioner is set to be appointed for Hampshire.
Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes is looking to appoint Rob Jarman, who has been assistant commissioner, to become his deputy.
Mr Hayes will be putting this proposal to the Police and Crime Panel for its consideration when they next meet next Friday.
Mr Hayes says it will help drive through his police and crime plan, which includes reducing reoffending and cutting domestic violence.
Mr Hayes said: ‘I have given long and careful consideration in reaching this decision to appoint a deputy, which has not been taken lightly. It is important to me that my office delivers the best possible service to the residents of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and this appointment will help me improve on that, as demands upon my time limits what I can achieve alone.’
Although there would be an increase in costs, Mr Hayes still believes his annual office costs will come in £36,000 lower than the former Hampshire Police Authority.