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Our Work - Who We Are

In this section you can find information on our work and the services we commission on your behalf. The role of the PCC is not fully understood by many people so let's explain some important points.....

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is not the Police. The PCC is the voice of the public, elected for a four-year term to work on your behalf and hold the police to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve. The PCC for the Humberside Police force area is Keith Hunter, elected in 2016. The next PCC Election is in May 2020.  

How does the PCC hold the force to account? The PCC holds the policing budget, consisting of funding from central Government and local council tax payers. He appoints the Chief Constable to run the area's police force. He issues the budget to the Chief Constable and holds him to account for how the force perform, on your behalf, through a series of assurance and performance measures. The PCC issues a Police and Crime Plan which runs for his term of office. The plan sets the strategic police and crime objectives for the area.  

What is the Chief Constable's role? The Chief Constable of Humberside Police is Lee Freeman. The Chief Constable is the operational head of Humberside Police and all police officers and staff are under his command. The PCC cannot interfere with or direct operational policing. The Chief Constable must have regard to the aims of the PCC's Police and Crime Plan when planning the operational aims of the force.   

What else does the PCC do? In addition to commissioning the police service for the area, the PCC commissions a range of other services to help cut crime, improve community safety and provide support for victims of crime. The PCC also works to bring together partner organisations in community safety and criminal justice to make sure local priorities are joined up. You can find more information in the links below.