Independent custody visitor
The custody visiting scheme is totally independent of the police and anyone over 18 years old who lives in the Humberside Police area can apply to become a visitor, providing they are not already employed by, or a close relative of anyone employed by the police, the PCC’s office, magistrates or solicitors. Out of pocket expenses are paid and full training is provided
Independent custody visitors are members of the local community who visit police stations unannounced to check on the welfare of people in police custody. They come from a variety of backgrounds and sections of the community. They must be over 18 and have no direct involvement in the criminal justice system.