Partnership with fire service

Forcewide: Chf Supt Christine Wilson to take on new role

6 Mar 2018

Humberside Police and Humberside Fire & Rescue have today made an announcement that strengthens their partnership.

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson will move from Humberside Police to take up a temporary role as a director within the Corporate Management Team at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Within the Force, Chief Superintendent Wilson will be replaced by Chief Superintendent Darren Downs who will move into the role of Southbank Commander.  Chris Philpott, who joined the force in 2017 and whose previous role was at KCOM will become the Head of the Command Hub.

Humberside Police Chief Constable Lee Freeman said: “‘We’ve seen our partnership with Humberside Fire & Rescue go from strength to strength over the past year and this means that the service we can provide to the public is more joined up than ever.  Some of the ways we’ve worked together for more efficient and effective services includes shared fleet management and estates functions.   We’re currently looking at ways to provide more convenient shared points of contact for the public in our communities.”

Chief Fire Officer Chris Blacksell said: “We’re always looking at ways to do things differently to make sure that we’re constantly improving and one way of doing this is to learn from similar organisations.  Although the Police and Fire are different services, we do have much in common in the way we both work to protect the public.  We’re really looking forward to having Chief Superintendent Wilson on board and to seeing what Chris will bring to the role.”