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Humberside Police Chief Constable to step down


The Chief Constable of Humberside Police, Justine Curran, has announced her retirement from policing.

Chief Constable Curran has proudly served in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and over the last eight years as Chief Constable within Tayside and currently within Humberside Police.

Justine Curran said: “It was not an easy decision to leave something that I am passionate about and have given huge commitment to. I am proud of the significant impact we have achieved working every day to make Humberside safer and stronger. Humberside remains a very safe place to live, work and visit.

“However I feel the time is right for the next chapter and having discussed this with the Police and Crime Commissioner, who is about to launch the new Police & Crime Plan, I feel that it is time to pass on the baton and let someone else lead the force to deliver the aims of this plan. I would like to thank my colleagues past and present, officers and staff for their commitment and support”.

Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter said: “Justine Curran has given almost four years’ service to Humberside Police and prior to that has served in a number of other forces, including a period as Chief Constable of Tayside Police in Scotland. It is a mark of her commitment to Humberside Police and the public it serves that she has agreed to make way for a new Chief Constable who can tackle the continuing challenges the Force faces, including those identified by HMIC in their reports over the last few years. As Police and Crime Commissioner, I wish her well and thank her for her service to the Force.

“I am committed to tackling the issues Humberside Police faces as I made clear when I was elected. I now want to move swiftly to appoint a new Chief Constable who can lead Humberside Police on the next stage of its development. Deputy Chief Constable Garry Forsyth will assume interim command of the Force.”

As well as her responsibilities in Humberside, Ms Curran has been the national lead for Public Order in England and Wales and was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in 2013.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will be announcing recruitment details in due course



Posted on Monday 20th February 2017