Police boss announces two new assistants

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NEW roles will help the police and crime commissioner deliver his plan for the force.

Hampshire Constabulary’s Simon Hayes, who has been in the role for seven months, announced the two new assistant roles on Friday.

One will focus on victims and witnesses, the other on building safer communities, by reducing anti-social behaviour and re-offending.

Mr Hayes further announced three department heads, one each in charge of commissioning, communications and engagement, with another focussing on performance and delivery.

He said: ‘Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are huge areas geographically with a population of almost two million.

‘For me to provide the best possible service to the public I represent and to honour my election pledge, it is essential that I have a strong support team and a staffing structure in place that supports the delivery of my plan.

‘The salaries I am paying are within the same overall budget as the previous Hampshire Police Authority.’

He added two per cent had been added to his office’s budget for inflation.

Deadlines depending on roles are July 12 or July 19, apply at hampshire-pcc.gov.uk