Hampshire Constabulary praised for combating nuisance

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HAMPSHIRE police has made progress in tackling anti-social behaviour – but more should be done to identify repeat and vulnerable victims, according to a new report.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary praised the force, which has given extra training and invested in mobile technology for safer neighbourhood teams to help keep them out on the beat tackling the problem.

Work the force is doing to develop a new computerised search facility to identify repeat victims was highlighted.

And victim satisfaction levels are in line with the national average.

But the report, which follows a survey of 200 victims in our area, said some may not be getting the extra support they need.

HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoe Billingham said: ‘While progress the force has made so far represents another step towards delivering a much better service to victims, there is no room for complacency. In particular, Hampshire Constabulary should make sure that repeat and vulnerable callers are identified as soon as they contact the police.’