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First Female Chief Constable Proposed for Humberside Police

Justine Curran - Humberside Police

2:32pm 23rd January 2013

A new Chief Constable is proposed for appointment to lead Humberside Police.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove, on advice from an appointments panel, has decided to propose Justine Curran, the current Chief Constable of Tayside Police as the next head of the force. Ms Curran has almost four years proven experience as a Chief Constable.  

Speaking of the announcement, Matthew Grove said: “I always said this would be the most significant decision I would make. I am delighted to have secured the services of an outstanding leader with a proven track record. Justine clearly brings sound experience as an existing Chief Constable, having worked in some extremely challenging areas of the country.”

Sheffield-born Ms Curran joined Greater Manchester Police in 1988 and served in various posts including the regional crime squad and eventually became Chief Inspector in Manchester city centre before moving to Merseyside Police as Superintendent. She was in charge of the Operational Support Unit for Merseyside and became the Operations Superintendent in the inner city area of Toxteth. In 2003 she returned to Greater Manchester Police as Divisional Commander for North Manchester, a very large and challenging division which also hosted many high-profile events which she commanded.

In February 2007 she was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable for Greater Manchester Police heading up territorial divisions and leading on the development of Neighbourhood Policing and Citizen Focus. She later also took on responsibility for the Counter Terrorist Unit.

Ms Curran was appointed Chief Constable for Tayside in August 2009. She had previously served as Deputy Chief Constable.

Ms Curran said: “I am delighted to be put forward as the new Chief Constable of Humberside Police. I look forward to moving to the area with my family and getting down to work in this important and challenging role.”

The appointments panel interviewed three outstanding candidates, and following unanimous agreement, Matthew Grove will propose to appoint Ms Curran at the Police and Crime Panel meeting on Friday 15th February.

Ms Curran will take up her role in April 2013, subject to the confirmation hearing.

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