Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner Gives Talk

Uniformed Services, Law & Criminology

On Tuesday 14 November, our faculty of Public Services, Law & Criminology were visited by Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth. 

Coinciding with Parliament Week, he spoke about his job and how his role affects policing in our area. He explained the path he took to get to where he is now, including being in the Royal Navy, and how our students can get involved with influencing Hampshire Constabulary by being on the Youth Commission. Several of our students have applied for positions on the Youth Commission and we wish them luck in their interviews.

He outlined what it is he does for policing and how his role differs from that of the Chief Constable, showing our students a different side to working in the uniformed services - as a politician - which applies to everyone in the Public Services, Law & Criminology faculty.

Michael also answered questions from the audience, which involved policing, politics and education, including whether or not he feels police officers need a degree before entering the service. 

Freebies were given out and students were given the chance to speak to Michael individually if they wished, gaining one-on-one advice and support from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

This was a fantastic opportunity and we thank Michael for giving up his time to come in and speak to our students.