Dear Parish Council,
I write to introduce myself. I am Debbie Fagan and I work for the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Humberside (OPCC). My role is Engagement Officer for the East Riding representing the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Keith Hunter in communities and partnerships.
As your Police and Crime Commissioner, the PCC is responsible for overseeing the work of Humberside Police, ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of policing services across East Yorkshire, Northern Lincolnshire and the City of Kingston upon Hull.
As well as holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of local people, the PCC's role includes:
Representing and engaging with all those who live and work in the communities in the force area, including the vulnerable and victims, to identify their policing needs; Setting priorities to address those needs by publishing a Police and Crime Plan; Publishing an Annual Report; Securing the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force for the area; Setting the police precept and budget; Responsibility for holding community safety budgets and commissioning services;
The PCC is responsible for ensuring that community needs are met as effectively as possible and for improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. He will also work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime. More information on both the PCC and the work of his Office can be found at www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk.
There are 155 Parish Councils in the East Riding and whilst I have already met with a couple who have experienced particular problems, I am unable to attend everyone one due to the sheer number. I will therefore be organising an area meeting for a cluster of Parish Council representatives to attend and meet the PCC and myself over the coming months. An invitation will follow in due course.
In the meantime, if you have any particular problems you require assistance with please get in touch.
Engagement Officer (East Riding) Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Humberside Tel: 01482 220787 Mob: 07930829280