Police commissioner race: Tory candidate would sell HQ and share 'central' location
Police commissioner candidate Matthew Grove says he will sell off the current police authority headquarters if he is elected.
Staff working for Humberside Police Authority are housed in Pacific Exchange, a historic former gentlemen's club in Hull's High Street.
Mr Grove, who is standing for the Conservatives, said he would use money from the sale of the building for a new crime prevention fund to help support projects by community groups.
His staff would share "a more modest building" with another public organisation.
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It would be in a central location, "accessible for all the people of East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire".
Mr Grove, a councillor on the East Riding authority, said: "The public's money should not be tied up in an oak-panelled former gentlemen's club with deep carpets and leather Chesterfield sofas.
"It needs to be targeted at fighting crime and reducing the number of victims."
Mr Grove said money raised from the sale would be used proactively used.
"Capital released from the sale will be used to create a community crime prevention fund to match fund capital projects brought forward from community groups such as parish councils and neighbourhood watch groups," he said.