Chief Constable Richard Lewis

Richard is the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police having been appointed in April 2019.

He is originally from Carmarthenshire in west Wales and joined Dyfed Powys Police in 2000. Richard has worked in a variety of roles in uniform and CID as well as working as the head of the Professional Standards Department. He served in every rank up to (and including) Deputy Chief Constable at Dyfed Powys.

In 2010 CC Lewis gained a Fulbright Scholarship, a prestigious educational programme at Pennsylvania State University and New York Police Department, where he studied Taser use in the USA.

Richard also guest edited the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

In July 2018, Richard was appointed the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for ‘Age Related Matters’ within the wider Diversity Portfolio.

Contact Details

To contact Cleveland Police please use the non-emergency number 101.

You can follow the Chief Constable on Twitter.  

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Housing Allowance

Housing allowance in accordance with police regulations

Provided Vehicle

Vehicle allowance in accordance with police regulations

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