The force has been planning ahead to ensure resources are dedicated to the right areas over the Christmas period to keep people safe and reduce crime.
Local operations are taking place across the force area to help prevent such offences, protect victims and keep communities safe.
Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire said: “For the majority, Christmas and New Year is a time to celebrate and enjoy time with family, friends and colleagues. But for others, it’s a time to commit crime."
– Laura Nicholson, Assistant Chief Constable
I want to wish everyone in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight a safe and enjoyable festive season. This is always a very busy time and as we know, that can lead to an increase in violence, alcohol-related crime, anti-social behaviour and thefts. That’s why we’ve been planning ahead to ensure we have the right resources in the right place at the right time. I would like to thank all of our officers, staff and volunteers and Special Constables who will be working hard throughout this period and will continue to do so to help keep our communities safe."