Extra safety measures to ensure the safety of staff and voters at polling stations will be in place for the election of the next Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.
The election for the PCC is just one of six elections taking place on Thursday, 6 May with elections for the vacant seats in the South West Holderness and South East Holderness wards as well as vacancies on Beverley Town Council, Goole Town Council, Cottingham Parish Council and Nafferton Parish Council all due to take place.
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter has appointed an Engagement Team to work with communities to improve communication and give residents more power to influence decisions on policing and community safety.
As part of the Commissioner’s statutory obligations, he is required to consult with the public and his engagement officers will do this on his behalf by working with Community Safety Partnerships, residents’ groups and attending local events throughout the region.
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter has announced Lee Freeman as the preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Humberside Police following the recent selection process.
Grimsby-born Mr Freeman (48), who is currently Temp. Deputy Chief Constable of the Force will now attend a confirmation hearing with the Humberside Police and Crime Panel in June. In the interim period before the hearing Mr Freeman will assume command of the Force with Garry Forsyth reverting to his role as Deputy Chief Constable with immediate effect.
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter has published his first Police and Crime Plan, setting out his strategic aims for the community safety landscape in the Humberside Force area for the next four years.
With 35 years experience Mr. Hunter says that he will be drawing on all his knowledge and experience to deliver the best service possible when it comes to policing.
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter presented his proposals to raise the portion of council tax used to pay for policing, known as the police precept, to the Humberside Police and Crime Panel. The panel voted unanimously in favour of an increase of 1.99%.
The Commissioner proposed the precept increase for 2017/18, meaning the amount paid on a typical Band D property would rise by around 7p per week from £183.67 to £187.33 for the year.
Voters going to the polls for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner election will be voting under the supplementary voting system – which is different to the voting system used in other elections.