About Your PCC
Jonathan Evison was elected as Police and Crime
Commissioner for the Humberside Police force area on
8th May 2021
Jonathan Evison is the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Humberside Police force area, a role he was elected to in 2021. He serves a three-year term of office, the next election is in 2024.
Jonathan has served as a councillor on North Lincolnshire Council for nine years, he was Chair of the Humberside Police and Crime Panel for six years and had other roles within the Council including Ambassador for Steel and Heavy Industry, Vice Chair of Planning, scrutiny chairs and Mayor for two years. In addition Jonathan has served his community as a Barton Town Councillor for sixteen years.
His priorities as PCC are: -
- More police on the streets; making sure they are professionally trained and motivated to protect the public and bring offenders to justice.
- To tackle drugs and antisocial behaviour while maintaining strong support for victims of crime.
- A rebalancing of initiatives between Rural and Urban crime
- Improving access to the police with easier reporting of crime and restoring confidence in the 101 system.
- He has also pledged to engage with the public and communities and is open to supporting and developing community initiatives and events.
The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner
As your Police and Crime Commissioner, Jonathan is responsible for overseeing the work of Humberside Police, ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of policing services across East Yorkshire, Northern Lincolnshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.
As well as holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of local people, the Commissioner's role includes:
Representing and engaging with the public who live and work in the communities in the force area, including the vulnerable and victims, to identify their policing needs;
Setting priorities to address those needs by publishing a Police and Crime Plan;
- Publishing an Annual Report;
- Securing the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force for the area;
- Setting the police precept and budget;
- Responsibility for holding community safety budgets and commissioning services to support victims of crime and deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities;
The Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that community needs are met as effectively as possible and for improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. He also works in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.