In his introduction to the Annual Report, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Keith Hunter states:
“The work of the OPCC is far wider than oversight of the police. The office has evolved into an organisation that is now instrumental in shaping the whole community safety landscape.
“Our Engagement Officers, based in every local authority area, listen to you and ensure your community voice is factored into service delivery through local partnerships; we have re-shaped our commissioning framework to ensure victims services and those services intended to prevent vulnerable people becoming victims are much more aligned and contribute appropriately; we have assisted with the direction and support of Community Safety Partnerships in each local authority area, so they once again become a key local delivery agent of improved community outcomes.
“The OPCC team are a huge asset in bringing about change and improvements to our communities, whether that be through the creation of new schemes to support volunteer opportunities, by bidding for new monies to increase the resources available to those communities or by identifying, adapting and adopting good practice in any area of their work.
“The breadth of that work is vast and varied and I want to express my gratitude for their critical contribution to the journey we have been on thus far, and for what is yet to come. They should be proud of their part in advancing the cause of creating safe and sustainable communities.”