Residents invited to provide their feedback on efforts to prevent cyber-enabled fraud within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

The Hampshire Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is inviting residents to give their views on how the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can enhance efforts to identify and prevent cyber-enabled fraud.

On 26 January 2018, the PCP will be holding a proactive scrutiny session, which is open to the public, which will review how well the PCC is working with partners to identify and prevent these crimes, and will also consider how the PCC is contributing to efforts to educate and inform the residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to recognise and protect themselves from cyber-enabled fraud.

Following this session the PCP will make recommendations to the PCC suggesting where improvements can be made, identifying any opportunities to enhance the policing approach, as well as providing feedback on how partner agencies could work together to enhance current prevention measures.

To support the PCP to gain the most value from this session members of the public are invited to provide their feedback to a number of key questions.

Responses can be submitted using the Proactive Scrutiny Evidence Response form, or in any format of your choosing, and answer as many or as few questions as you feel are appropriate.

The deadline for public feedback is Monday 8th January 2018.

The key questions are:

  1. How effective do you feel the current policing provision is, within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, in response to cyber-enabled crime? Can you identify any areas where the PCC could work with the Chief Constable to improve the current approach?
  2. How well do you feel the PCC and his office have worked with partners to identify and tackle cyber-enabled fraud, and seek solutions to prevent and reduce the impact this has upon members of the community? Can you identify any opportunities for further partnership working in the future?
  3. How well has the PCC communicated with you and other local residents to enable you to recognise and protect yourself from cyber-enabled fraud? Can you suggest how the PCC could improve his interaction with local communities in the future
  4. What actions do you think should be a priority to reduce the threat posed by cyber-enabled crime within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight?
  5. Are there any examples of successful approaches to preventing and tackling cyber-enabled fraud which you are aware of, either within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight or in other areas?
  6. Is there anything further that you can provide to the Panel that will assist us with our proactive scrutiny of this topic?

Submit your responses via email to members.services@hants.gov.uk or by post to:

Democratic and Member Services
Hampshire County Council
Corporate Services (Room 102)
Elizabeth II Court South
The Castle
Winchester
Hampshire
SO23 8UJ