Humberside Police claims quality of policing has ‘transformed’ in last five years
According to Humberside Police they have reported the “highest levels” of morale across all forces in England and Wales.
The Chief Constable claimed that despite the “many challenges” facing police across the country, officers from Humberside Police feel “more aligned” in what they are trying to do for the community.
Chief Constable Lee Freeman of Humberside Police said: “Despite challenging times at a national level, Humberside Police continue to report the highest levels of morale amongst frontline officers across all forces in England and Wales.
“It is reassuring to see these results again, as despite the many challenges facing police officers across the country, Humberside officers again report that they feel more valued, supported and aligned to what we are trying to do for our communities than any force in the country”
The Chief Constable has also claimed that the force has been “transformed” in the last five years in terms of the quality of policing being provided.
However, in recent months multiple Humberside officers have faced misconduct hearings for inappropriate sexual behaviour towards female colleagues.
One example of this is PC Christopher Lings, who reportedly made derogatory and sexual remarks towards his fellow officer.
He also allegedly touched her without permission by putting his hands on the top of her leg and her crotch area.
Reports then suggest that PC Lings pushed her onto the bed and laid on top of her.
On a separate occasion, on Friday 20 December 2019, he subjected a different officer to his unwanted touches.
He also pushed her onto the bed and laid on top of her during his patrol’s Christmas party in a Lincoln hotel room.
Chief Constable Freeman added: “Undoubtedly, Humberside Police has transformed over the last 5 years, both in terms of what it feels like to work here, but more crucially, in the quality of the policing that we are providing to the public”
“The 2021 survey results again illustrate that that our officers believe that the changes we have made, and how we are supporting them, continues to have a positive impact and this is good news for our communities.
“I’d like to thank all my officers and staff, along with the continued support I have had from the Humberside Police Federation branch, in helping me embed the culture change throughout the entire force in the last 5 years”
Next month, Humberside Police are in the final 3 for the prestigious Police Force of the Year 2022 award after winning the Silver award in 2021