Caroline Dinenage MP meets with new District Police Commander

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, met with the new District Police Commander for Gosport and Fareham today.

Caroline met with the Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich, the newly appointed District Police Commander for Gosport and Fareham to discuss Policing in Gosport.

The meeting focused on a variety of topics including criminal issues in the Gosport constituency and the forthcoming closure of Gosport Police Station and move to the Civic Offices.

Chief Inspector Woolrich informed Caroline of Hampshire Constabulary’s plans to reduce criminal activity in Gosport and maintain frontline policing, she also explained the changing nature of criminal activity.  For instance, these days people are ten times more likely to be a victim of cybercrime or fraud than burglary, leading to officers roles having to change and adapt to ever advancing methods of crime

Speaking after the meeting, Caroline said: 

“It was great to meet with Chief Inspector Woolrich to maintain strong links with the Police and find out what I can do to support them to keep Gosport constituents safe.

It was encouraging to hear the plans and ideas that Hampshire Constabulary are using in the Gosport and Fareham area to help tackle crime.”

Currently, Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking you to “Have your say: Police and Crime Plan 2016 – 2021” to help shape his priorities for the Police and Crime Plan. You can take this survey at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2939050/Public-Consultation-July-2016.