17 Facts About Humberside Police


Humberside Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing The East Riding of Yorkshire including Hull and northern parts of Lincolnshire including Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

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Humberside Police was created in 1974 following a merger of previous forces under the Local Government Act 1972, along with the non-metropolitan county of Humberside.

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From March 2013 to February 2017, the chief constable of Humberside Police was Justine Curran, previously chief constable of Tayside Police in Scotland before the introduction of the national Police Scotland service on 1 April 2013.

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Humberside Police's appointment was unanimously approved by the Humberside Police and Crime panel after PCC Matthew Grove, proposed her for the post.

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Humberside Police left on 20 February 2017,18 months before she had been due to retire.

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Humberside Police was appointed temporary chief constable in May 2017 and the position was made permanent on 26 June 2017.

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The Humberside Police are seriously lagging behind virtually every other constabulary in the country and local people are being let down.

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On 19 October 2015, in a report published by HMIC, Humberside Police was the only force in the country classed as inadequate.

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In June 2018,12 months after Curran's departure, Humberside Police were formally disengaged by HMICFRS and assessed as sufficiently improved and stable to be removed from what were in effect "special meaures".

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Five Humberside Police officers were charged with manslaughter and misconduct in public office but the trial collapsed and the judge ordered the jury to find the officers not guilty on all charges.

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Humberside Police shot to the national headlines in mid-2004 when it refused to dismiss Chief Constable David Westwood despite instructions from the then Home Secretary, David Blunkett.

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Huntley was not convicted of any crime, and Humberside Police did not adequately inform the authorities in Cambridgeshire about Huntley when he moved to Soham to work as a school caretaker.

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Humberside Police was found guilty of murdering two 10-year-old girls in 2003.

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Court testimony revealed that other senior officers in Humberside Police questioned whether an investigation into Andrews' conduct should have gone ahead, concerned by "the 'dirt' he might throw" and the damage caused to the force's reputation.

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Humberside Police have taken part in the BBC One documentary series of Traffic Cops, the programme shows the day-to-day aspects of a Police Officer within the Traffic Department of the Service and the incidents and emergencies that they deal with which often, but not always, relate to roads policing issues.

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Humberside Police recently participated in a documentary serious named The Lock Up, where cameras followed Police and Custody officers in their work at the Custody Suite at Humberside Police Headquarters on Priory Road, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Humberside Police have participated in the second series of Neighbourhood Blues, that covered the work of the forces Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

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