As well as being one of the largest forces in the country, we have more police officers in front-line roles than average. We’re also a force with a strong neighbourhood policing approach. The challenge of policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight includes:
policing across 1,500 square miles, land which is largely rural but with densely populated cities
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 as well as crucial oil refineries.