About Hampshire Constabulary

We are one of the biggest forces in the country, delivering policing services to the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We've retained a strong neighbourhood policing approach and have more police officers in frontline roles than average.

Our purpose is to deliver SAFER communities and the scale of this challenge includes:

  • policing across 1,500 square miles, land which is largely rural but with densely populated cities
  • the changing face of crime, with similar trends to those nationally in terms of increased reports of cyber-crime, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse
  • a significant transport network including the M27 and M3, key rail hubs and two international airports
  • critical national infrastructure sites to keep safe such as the ports in Southampton and Portsmouth and crucial oil refineries

We've been led by Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney since April 2016. Find out more about the chief constable and the rest of the leadership team.