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Encyclopedia > Hampshire Constabulary
Hampshire Constabulary
Hampshire Constabulary
Coverage
Area Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Portsmouth
Size 4,149
Population 1.8 million
Operations
Formed 1967 (merger)
HQ Winchester
Officers 3,804
Divisions
Stations
Chief Constable Paul Kernaghan
Website http://www.hampshire.police.uk/

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The force area includes the cities of Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth. The current Hampshire Constabulary dates from 1967 but modern policing in Hampshire can be traced back to 1832. Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ... Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... Portsmouth is a city of about 196,000 people located in the county of Hampshire on the southern coast of Great Britain. ...

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History

Geographic history

The first police force formed in Hampshire was Winchester City Police in 1832. Hampshire County Constabulary was formed seven years later in 1839 as a result of the County Police Act of that year. An Isle of Wight County Constabulary was formed in 1890 from the Isle of Wight part of the Hampshire force, with the granting of administrative county status to the Island. The County Police Act 1839 (2&3 Vict. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ...


Hampshire Constabulary absorbed various minor borough forces in the 19th century: Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Basingstoke Borough Police (1836 – 1889)
  • Romsey Borough Police (1836 – 1865)
  • Lymington Borough Police (1836 – 1852)
  • Andover Borough Police (1836 – 1846)

In 1943, during the Second World War, police forces on the south-eastern coast of England were amalgamated - with a single Sussex Constabulary being formed and various borough forces becoming part of Kent Constabulary being formed. In Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Winchester forces were merged into the Hampshire Joint Police Force, with the county borough forces of Southampton City Police and Portsmouth City Police remaining independent. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Sussex Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing East Sussex, West Sussex and City of Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... Kent Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Kent in England, including the unitary authority of Medway. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ...


In 1948, the merger was made permanent and regularised, with Hampshire Joint Police Force being renamed Hampshire Constabulary (elsewhere, Kent retained a single police force, but five forces re-established in Sussex). A separate force for the county borough of Bournemouth was created on April 1, 1948 (this later merged with Dorset Constabulary to form the Dorset and Bournemouth Constabulary). County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Bournemouth is a seaside resort on the south coast of England. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Dorset Police is the Home Office police force with the responsibilty of policing the English county of Dorset. ... Dorset Police is the Home Office police force with the responsibilty of policing the English county of Dorset. ...


The name was changed once again in 1952, to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary in 1952. In 1967 the Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth forces were amalgamated under the Police Act 1964 becoming the current Hampshire Constabulary. In 1974, the Local Government Act meant that responsibility for policing Christchurch moved to the control of Dorset. Since then, apart from minor border changes, the force area has remained the same. The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Christchurch is a town in Dorset, England on the English Channel coast. ...


Proposals made by the Home Secretary on March 20, 2006 would see the force stay as a standalone strategic force for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. [1] The Secretary of State for the Home Department, known as the Home Secretary, is the chief United Kingdom government minister responsible for law and order (except in Scotland). ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Timeline of policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

The different police forces and names of forces that have policed the modern counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are graphically illustrated in the following timeline:




Chief Constables

There have been eleven Chief Constables of Hampshire.

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Significant events

  • 1893 The Chief Constable, Peregrine Fellows, is injured outside Police Headquarters in Winchester whilst trying to stop a runaway horse. He dies a few days later from his wounds.
  • 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
  • 1972 An IRA car bomb exploded at 16th Parachute Brigade Headquarters in Aldershot killing seven people.
  • 1984 - 1985 The Miners' Strike. Along with other police forces Hampshire contributed officers to police the miners' strike under the umbrella of 'Mutual Aid'. Hampshire was the first to fly their officers to the strike areas.
  • 1985 The force aircraft, an Optica, crashed with loss of both crew.
  • 1987 The Great Storm. The storm caused considerable damage across the force area including the destruction of Shanklin Pier. A Hampshire police officer, Chief Inspector John Smith, was one of the 19 casualties of the storm when a tree fell onto his car.
  • 2006 On 15th May Hampshire Constabulary became the first to launch the new single non-emergency telephone number (SNEN), 101, as an alternative for the 999 number for reporting less serious or anti-social offences [2].

1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The miners strike of 1984-5 was a major piece of industrial action affecting the British coal industry. ... This article is about the year. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Great Storm of 1987 occurred on October 15 and 16, 1987, when an unusually strong weather system caused hurricane force winds to hit much of the south of England. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 15th May) May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ...

Structure and organisation

Headquarters

The headquarters of Hampshire Constabulary is located in a tall post-war office building in West Hill, Winchester on the site of the first headquarters which were build in 1847. In its towering position the building can be seen on the skyline from most approaches to the city. The force’s central administration departments are based here together with the Chief Constable and staff officers.


However the majority of the operational headquarters’ departments including the force control room are located at the Support Headquarters near Hamble which is just outside Southampton.


Territorial organisation

Force structure to April 2006
Force structure to April 2006

Until April 2006 Hampshire Constabulary was divided into 10 Basic Command Units (BCUs) with 46 associated police stations as follows: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x818, 169 KB) Summary Map made by myself using Inkscape. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x818, 169 KB) Summary Map made by myself using Inkscape. ...

  • Isle of Wight (Z) - Newport (HQ), Ryde, Shanklin, Ventnor, Yarmouth.
  • New Forest (D) - Lyndhurst (HQ), Lymington, New Milton, Ringwood, Totton, Hythe, Fordingbridge.
  • West Hampshire (W) - Eastleigh (HQ) , Hedge End, Romsey, Andover, Stockbridge, Weyhill.
  • Southampton (S) - Southampton Central (HQ), Bitterne, Shirley, Portswood.
  • Central Hampshire (O) - Winchester – North Walls (HQ), Arlesford, Alton, Petersfield, Twyford, Whitehill.
  • Solent East (H) - Fareham (HQ), Gosport, Meon Valley (Bishop's Waltham), Park Gate.
  • Portsmouth (K) - Fratton (HQ), Portsmouth Central, Southsea, Cosham.
  • Havant (J) - Havant (HQ), Hayling Island.
  • Basingstoke (B) - Basingstoke (HQ), Whitchurch, Tadley.
  • North-East Hampshire (A) - Aldershot (HQ), Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Yateley.

Uniform and Equipment

Headgear

Helmet - Constable
Helmet - Constable
Helmet - Sergeant
Helmet - Sergeant

Whilst on foot Hampshire Constabulary male police officers wear a version of the Custodian helmet. There are two different types of helmet plates according to rank. Constable’s plates are larger and of uncoloured white metal. These are the largest helmet plates in England and make Hampshire officers stand out when in company of officers from other forces. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 30 KB) Summary This image is from Christian Ducketts Trooper Hats web site located at http://trooperhats. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 30 KB) Summary This image is from Christian Ducketts Trooper Hats web site located at http://trooperhats. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 30 KB) Summary This image is from Christian Ducketts Trooper Hats web site located at http://trooperhats. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x640, 30 KB) Summary This image is from Christian Ducketts Trooper Hats web site located at http://trooperhats. ...


Helmets belonging to ranks of Sergeant and above have plates which are smaller containing enamelled blue and red colouring. The colours are present in the name ‘Hampshire’, the centre of the Hampshire rose and the centre of the crown.


Hampshire Constabulary in fiction

Graham Hurley’s ‘Joe Faraday’ series.

Graham Hurley draws on his knowledge of the Hampshire Constabulary, in particular Portsmouth CID for his series of police procedural novels. Set in Portsmouth and revolving around the fictional Detective Inspector Joe Faraday they portray a gritty picture of the city and its crime. [3]


Inspector Wexford - The Ruth Rendell Mysteries

Ruth Rendell’s series of crime novels are set in the fictional town of Kingsmarkham. In the books this is described as being in Sussex. When the books were televised, starring George Baker as Detective Chief Inspector Reg Wexford, Romsey in Hampshire was chosen as the setting for the location filming. Baker’s character is often seen wearing a Hampshire Constabulary tie and warrant card badge. Hampshire Constabulary authorised the use of the force logo and have provided props and material for the series. [4] Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, (born February 17, 1930), is a British best-selling mystery and psychological crime writer, often called the Queen of Crime. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... George Baker (born 1 April 1931) is a English actor, who was born in Varna, Bulgaria. ... Map sources for Romsey at grid reference SU3521 Romsey is a small market town, in the county of Hampshire, England. ...


See also

There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom is a unitary (as opposed to federal) state, and police forces, generally speaking, are organised at the level of administrative districts. ...

External links

  • Hampshire Constabulary official web site: http://www.hampshire.police.uk/
  • Hampshire Constabulary History Society: http://www.hants.gov.uk/hchs/

Notes

  1.   BBC News. URL accessed on March 28, 2006.
  2.   Frontline (Force newspaper), June 2006.
  3.   Graham Hurley. URL accessed on February 22, 2006.
  4.   Inspector Wexford: The Ruth Rendell Mysteries starring George Baker and Christopher Ravenscroft:. URL accessed on February 22, 2006.

March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  • Watt, I. A. (1967). A history of the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary 1839-1966. Winchester, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary.
  • Lee, J., Peake, C., et al. (2001). Policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Chichester, Phillimore. ISBN 1860771963


Police forces in England

East: Bedfordshire | Cambridgeshire | Essex | Hertfordshire | Norfolk | Suffolk Bedfordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Bedfordshire and the district of Luton in England. ... Cambridgeshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire. ... Essex Police is a Home Office (territorial) police force with responsibility for policing the county of Essex in south east England. ... Hertfordshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. ... The Norfolk Constabulary is the police force which covers the county of Norfolk in the United Kingdom. ... Suffolk Constabulary is the police force covering Suffolk in East Anglia, England. ...


East Midlands: Derbyshire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Northamptonshire | Nottinghamshire Derbyshire Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Derbyshire. ... Leicestershire Constabulary is a British police force that covers Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland in England. ... Lincolnshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Northamptonshire Police is the police force covering Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Nottinghamshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the shire county of Nottinghamshire and the unitary authority of Nottingham in the East Midlands of England. ...


London: City | Metropolitan City Police Mounted Section officer The City of London Police is the police force responsible for the City of London. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) (commonly referred to by its former official name of the Metropolitan Police, or colloquially as The Met; often referred to in legislation as the Police of the Metropolis) is the Home Office (territorial) police force responsible for Greater London, England, with the exception of the...


North East: Cleveland | Durham | Northumbria Cleveland Police is a police force in England covering and the districts of Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Stockton_on_Tees (borough). ... Durham Constabulary is a Home Office police force with the responsibilty of policing the county of Durham in the north east of England. ... Northumbria Police is the police force for the north English counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. ...


North West: Cheshire | Cumbria | Greater Manchester | Lancashire | Merseyside Cheshire Constabulary are the police force covering the English county of Cheshire and the independent areas of Runcorn , Widnes and Warrington. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the police force responsible for policing the county of Lancashire in the North West of England. ... Merseyside Merseyside Police is the police force covering Merseyside in North West England. ...


South East: Hampshire | Kent | Surrey | Sussex | Thames Valley Kent Police is the police force covering Kent in England, including the unitary authority of Medway. ... Surrey Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Surrey in the south of England. ... Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... Thames Valley Police is one of the largest police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2. ...


South West: Avon and Somerset | Devon and Cornwall | Dorset | Gloucestershire | Wiltshire Avon & Somerset Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Somerset and the districts of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset; these districts were the now defunct county of Avon hence the forces name. ... Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly. ... Dorset Police police force with the responsibilty of policing the English county of Dorset. ... Gloucestershire Constabulary is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire in England. ... Wiltshire Constabulary is the police force covering Wiltshire and Swindon in south-west England. ...


West Midlands: Staffordshire | Warwickshire | West Mercia | West Midlands Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. ... Warwickshire Police is the police force which polices Warwickshire in England. ... Categories: Stub | Law enforcement in the United Kingdom | Shropshire | Telford and Wrekin | Herefordshire | Worcestershire ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ...


Yorkshire and the Humber: Humberside | North Yorkshire | South Yorkshire | West Yorkshire Humberside Police is the police force for Humberside in England. ... North Yorkshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire and the unitary authority of York in northern England. ... South Yorkshire Police is the police force covering South Yorkshire in England. ... West Yorkshire Police is the police force covering West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ...

Police forces in Wales

Dyfed-Powys | Gwent | North Wales | South Wales Dyfed-Powys Police is a police force in Wales. ... Gwent Police [1] is a UK police force responsible for the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales. ... North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in north Wales. ... South Wales Police ( Welsh: Heddlu De Cymru) is one of four police forces in Wales. ...

UK-wide police forces

British Transport | Civil Nuclear | Ministry of Defence The British Transport Police (BTP) is a non-Home Office national police service responsible for policing the railway system throughout Great Britain. ... The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed police force that protects civil nuclear installations and substances in the United Kingdom. ... MDP officers on foot patrol in central London The Ministry of Defence Police (or MOD Police; MDP) is a non-Home Office police force in the United Kingdom. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hampshire Constabulary (3650 words)
Hampshire County Constabulary was formed seven years later in 1839 as a result of the County Police Act of that year.
An Isle of Wight County Constabulary was formed in 1890 from the Isle of Wight part of the Hampshire force, with the granting of administrative county status to the Island.
Hampshire Constabulary absorbed various minor borough forces in the 19th century: Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar.
Hampshire Constabulary: Police Officers (371 words)
Applicants for the post of Police Officer with Hampshire Constabulary, regardless of nationality, must have lived in the UK for 3 years immediately prior to submitting an application.
Please note that all Hampshire Constabulary officers must hold a full manual driving licence before joining, but you can submit your application while you are learning to drive.
Hampshire Constabulary also has a comprehensive range of sports and social clubs, which are open to all employees, either police officers or police staff.
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