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Governance of Humberside Police

New-Force-Crest---May-14This guidance outlines how the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) holds the Force to account.

The Policing Protocol Order 2011 outlines the statutory duty and electoral mandate of the PCC to hold the police to account on behalf of the public.

Elected by the public, the PCC holds the Force to account, making sure it delivers against the Police and Crime Plan and effectively making the police answerable to the communities it serves.

The PCC fulfils this duty in a number of ways, including at regular assurance conversations and through one-to-one briefings.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) hosts a Joint Independent Audit Committee, Accountability Board, External Ethics Committee, and runs Independent Custody Visitor and Appropriate Adult Schemes.

The PCC also sets the Chief Constable's terms of employment, including his salary and annual leave entitlement in line with the Home Office’s national guidelines set out in Police Regulations.

The PCC is held to account by the Police and Crime Panel - more details HERE

In addition, the PCC also attends meetings of the Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority, which holds Humberside Fire and Rescue to account, and participates on an informal non-voting basis.  He will be appointed as a full member as soon as relevant legislation is amended.

One of the principal ways the PCC holds the Force to account is at the Accountability Board.

Regular topics for discussion at the Accountability Board (previously called Corporate Governance Group) include:

  • Delivery
  • Inspections, Audits and Reviews
  • People
  • Finance
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Risks
  • Current and Significant Issues

To view more information on the Accountability Board and how the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner carry out the Governance of Humberside Police CLICK HERE 

View the latest Accountability Board Activity Plan (January 2020) HERE

If you have any questions on how the Commissioner holds the police to account on your behalf, on strategic issues of Performance, Staffing. Finance, Risks or HMIC Inspections you can contact us by email at PCC@humberside.pnn.police.uk or see our Contact page HERE for more information.