A new document outlining the future of Humberside Police has been published by the Force’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove.
“The Future of Humberside Police – One Team Making a Difference,” highlights the drives for change and the organisation’s new operating model that will go live in April next year.
Mr Grove said: “My motivation for modernising the Force is simple – I want to reduce the number of victims of crime in Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire. I make a point of spending as much time talking to victims of crime as possible.
“I see the pain they suffer and as your Police and Crime Commissioner, it is my duty to get the very best service possible to prevent this happening to others. I speak to people daily and they tell me what they really want is caring, professional and approachable PCSOs, police officers and police staff, who are out in their communities and easily accessible. With this in mind I gave the Chief Constable a blank sheet of paper and challenged her to redesign the delivery of policing. The goal is to better protect the public of this area and provide a service fit for the 21st Century.”
Isle MP Andrew Percy responded: “I welcome the commitment to maintaining local police stations and ensuring that resources are shared across the area fairly. On the Isle we are lucky that, thanks to funding made available by Coun Liz Redfern and North Lincs Conservative-run council, the Isle is receiving more PCSOs then it otherwise would. All political parties in the UK remain committed to reducing the policing budget as part of the plan to reduce the record deficit left to the UK by the last Government. Politicians of all parties need to be honest about that and what it means for policing locally.
“This reducing police budget is why partnerships are more important than ever. North Lincs has made money available for extra PCSOs and has funded the CCTV system in Epworth. Coun Liz Redfern deserves credit for recognising that partnership working at a time of reducing budgets means both the council and police can maintain services by working closely together.”