Justice and Policing

Caroline works to support and improve policing and regularly meets with Gosport and Fareham's Chief Inspector, the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

She has been on shifts with local Police traffic cops, rapid response team and the police call centre. She has met with the Home Secretary on a number of occasions to raise issues surrounding policing reform and action on immigration. She has also campaigned for tougher measures on drug and alcohol abuse, recognising the harm this causes to local people and communities.

As part of Scams Awareness Month, Caroline held a Scam Smart Event to equip constituents with the knowledge on how to avoid fraudsters. Caroline also hosted a Cyber Safety Event to help parents keep their children safe online.

Caroline successfully lobbied the Secretary of State for Justice to review the existing limit for causing death by dangerous driving following the deaths of two Gosport teenagers. In October 2017 the government announced plans to introduce tougher sentences for those whose irresponsible driving devastates lives.

Following the distressing case of Baby Stanley, Caroline raised concerns about the maximum sentence for causing or allowing the death of a child; which she believes is far too low.

As a Champion of the Hestia ‘UK Says No More’ Campaign, Caroline is delighted that the draft Domestic Abuse Bill has been launched with 120 commitments to end the cycle of violence. She believes that this is a vital step towards supporting survivors and tackling perpetrators.

A strong supporter of the Upskirting Bill, Caroline was delighted that this has now come into force and perpetrators can face up to two years in prison for this degrading and disgusting criminal offence.

The Government’s police funding settlement gave flexibility for Police and Crime Commissioners to raise additional money at a local level from the council tax precept. Caroline is pleased that Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed this additional money will unlock the recruitment and training of more than 200 new police officers, 65 Police Staff investigators and training for a new cadre of PCSOs. This is on top of the 200,000 officers pledged by the Conservative Government.

Caroline is a supporter of the Gosport Community Safety Partnership, the partnership aims to work together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase confidence amongst the community.

From May 2015 – July 2016 Caroline was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Justice. Her responsibilities included family justice and mediation, female offenders, mental health, mental capacity, criminal offences gateway, coroners, burials, cremation and inquiries policy.

News

Caroline Welcomes Stricter Sentencing Laws

 

Today, the Ministry of Justice has released it’s A Smarter Approach to Sentencing White Paper, which includes sweeping reforms to introduce stricter sentencing for the most violent offenders and tackling criminal behaviour at its cause.

Caroline Welcomes 91 New Hampshire Constabulary Starters

Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the news that 91 new Hampshire Constabulary officers are starting this week.

Caroline has met with local police officers throughout the pandemic, as well as the Hampshire Chief Constable as part of the Local Resilience Forum.

New Protections For Police Officers

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed the news that the new police covenant will not only work to physically protect police officers, but support their mental wellbeing and families also.

Pay Rise For Public Sector Workers

Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, has today welcomed the news that 900 000 public sector workers, from doctors to Armed Forces personnel, will benefit from a pay rise.

Being Scam Smart During Covid-19

Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, is encouraging constituents to remain scam smart during the Covid-19 outbreak.

£26.1million additional funding for local police!

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has welcomed news that Hampshire Constabulary will receive an extra £26.1million to tackle crime and keep our streets safe – an increase of 7.7% from last year.

Caroline welcomes Queen’s Speech

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, welcomed today's Queen’s Speech setting out the Government’s ambitious domestic agenda, focusing on core priorities of getting Brexit done, investing in our NHS, tackling violent crime, and dealing with the cost of living.

Hampshire To Recruit 156 More Police Officers

Hampshire Constabulary will recruit 156 new police officers by 2020-21 as part of the Government’s drive to strengthen police numbers across England and Wales.