Policing Environment

Policing Environment

Description of policing environment

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The Force has an annual budget of around £136m, of which 69% is spent on staffing, and in common with other Forces we face significant financial challenges over the next 4 years.  The Force continues to review the way in which we spend money to drive out further savings, both now and in the future.

One of the ways in which we are doing this is through our groundbreaking partnership with Steria who provide the majority of our back office functions.  This partnership will deliver savings of around £70 million over the 10 years of the contract.


Cleveland Police outsourced the majority of its support services in October 2010.  This changed the profile of the Force, with around 500 police staff transferred to Steria and Reliance who now deliver these services. 

As part of meeting the challenges of reducing budgets, the Force will necessarily reduce the number of police officers employed but with no significant effect on the delivery of policing services to members of the public.