15th November 2012 will see a change in the way local police forces are governed in England and Wales. Residents will have the chance to go to polls to elect the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.
This influential figure will be responsible for overseeing the work of Humberside Police on behalf of residents.
This new Commissioner will directly replace Humberside Police Authority, a group of 17 members made up of councillors and independent members of the public that currently oversee Humberside Police.
The Police Authority will continue to work as normal until the election, with the Policing Plan and budget for the next financial year being set early in 2012. The Authority's support staff will be working closely with members over the next year to make the necessary arrangements to make the transition to Police and Crime Commissioner as smooth as possible.
We will be providing regular updates about the transition via these pages and through the media.
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