Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; Portsmouth
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Hampshire Police announced that they are set to cut 160 jobs in a bid to reduce costs by about 6 million GBP (€ 6.78 million). Around 110 officer roles will be lost, in addition to 50 staff roles. The bulk of the job cuts will take place during the 2018/19 financial year, though it is understood that the force has tasked consultants with identifying more ways to make savings. The force has attempted to focus cuts on roles which have been deemed to have the lowest operational impact.


  • 22 January 2018: The Portsmouth News


Eurofound (2018), Hampshire Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93137, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93137.