Banner 1 Banner 2 Banner 3 Banner 4 Banner 5 Banner 6

Welcome to Hampshire Country Watch

Hampshire Constabulary has dedicated Country Watch teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The main aims of Country Watch are to reduce rural crime, reassure rural residents and improve communication and engagement.

Our dedicated Country Watch officers work closely with our rural communities to provide engagement, education and reassurance on the issues that matter most to them. The teams also identify and disrupt, through proactive operations, those who are intent on committing offences in our rural areas. We are determined to not only target those who commit these crimes, but to also reduce opportunities for crime to take place and make it a hostile environment for travelling criminals.

We work with neighbouring forces and use the full range of tactics available to us to target and disrupt individuals and groups who clearly demonstrate a propensity for criminality and target vulnerable areas.

We also work closely with partner agencies and communicate directly with the networks that exist within the rural community to highlight issues and engage with them to build strong relationships and increase their confidence in our ability to provide a visible policing presence in the areas that matter to them.

Our communities are vital in helping us tackle crime. They are our eyes and ears and know the areas in which they live. By encouraging them to report any suspicious activity when they see it, we can respond to their concerns and work with them to make their communities even safer.

If you want to play your part in working with us to find out what is happening in your neighbourhood, please register today.

Sign-up Now

Latest Hampshire Alerts

Message type icon

Investigation update after report of woman being attacked in Gosport in April.

We’re providing an update after we launched an investigation in April following an incident involvin...

The Police
15/08/2022 16:22:51

View Alert
Message type icon

Isle of Wight residents urged to remain vigilant following reports of courier fraud

We are urging residents on the Isle of Wight to remain vigilant following a number of recent reports...

The Police
15/08/2022 15:53:10

View Alert
Message type icon

Andover man jailed for harassing ex-partner

An Andover man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he harassed his ex-partner over...

The Police
15/08/2022 15:41:37

View Alert
Message type icon

Theft From Motor Vehicle

Good Afternoon Resident, I'm writing this witness appeal to everyone within 600m of this crime. F...

The Police
15/08/2022 12:08:13

View Alert

Click here to see more Alerts