Get involved with new policing plan

RESIDENTS can now volunteer to be part of a new initiative to examine policing plans for the East Riding.

In November 2012, a Police and Crime Commissioner for the Humberside area will be elected by the public to oversee the work of Humberside Police.

A Police and Crime Panel for the Humberside area has been set up to scrutinise the commissioner and to promote openness in the delivery of policing services.

Community-minded individuals are invited to apply for one of two independent co-optee roles that will make up the panel.

These individuals must be able to serve a four-year term, dedicate around one day per month and be available to attend a number of meetings at various locations in the Humberside Police area. The deadline for applications is on Friday, October 26.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and live or work in the Humberside Police area. Selection will be based on the knowledge, skills and expertise the individuals can bring.

The co-optees could have a professional background in areas such as community safety, criminal justice, victim support, or a strong track record of voluntary/community work.

For an information pack with further terms and conditions and for a copy of the application form contact Morgan Toner on (01472) 326131 or email policeandcrimepanel@nelincs.gov.uk.