HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has been awarded £1.1m from the Home Office to help its police service grow in local communities.
The force bid for the money for five separate initiatives and was successful in each of them, receiving the full amount from the Home Office Innovation Fund.
The bid was submitted by Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes in December.
The Police Innovation Fund is held by the Home Office and available to police forces across England and Wales to enhance and improve the use of technology in the detection and investigation of crime.
Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: ‘I am extremely pleased that we have been awarded £1.1m from the £20m available to be bid for by police forces across England and Wales.
‘This amount is clear recognition of our force’s growing reputation for innovation and improving policing through maximising the use of modern technology.
‘Amongst many other ground-breaking initiatives, the funding will allow us to further roll out use of body worn video to all of our frontline uniformed officers, keeping us at the cutting edge of this technology - not just in Britain - but anywhere in the world.’