Press Release Archive

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Innovative Approach to Domestic Abuse in Cleveland sees Reduction in Offending

A multi-agency approach to dealing with domestic abuse perpetrators in Cleveland has seen a welcome reduction in offending.

Read more 08/08/2019

Further arrests made in firearms investigation

A further three people have been arrested in connection with an incident on Monday 5th August in which a firearm was discharged at the front door of a house in Norton, Stockton.

Read more 07/08/2019

Two further arrests in connection with incident in Norton, Stockton

A further two arrests have been made in connection with an incident on Monday 5th August in which a firearm was discharged at the front door of a house in Norton, Stockton.

Read more 07/08/2019

A Rocket Launcher, Air Pistols and Shot Guns Amongst Items Handed in for Firearms Surrender

An array of firearms including air pistols, shotguns, replica firearms, ammunition, AK-47s and a single use rocket launcher (which is no longer active) were handed in to Cleveland Police during a recent surrender.

Read more 06/08/2019

27ft Knife Angel Sculpture Unveiled in Middlesbrough

A 27ft sculpture that highlights the losses and consequences of knife crime has been unveiled in Middlesbrough.

Read more 05/08/2019

Police Appeal for Witnesses Following Assault in Skelton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected assault in Skelton.

Read more 05/08/2019

Speeding Crackdown Launched across Cleveland and Durham

Officers across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national campaign aimed at tackling speeding drivers.

Read more 02/08/2019

Knife Crime Presentations to be Delivered to Youths Throughout August

Cleveland Police’s School Liaison Officers will be teaming up with Theresa Cave from the Chris Cave Foundation throughout August to deliver hard hitting presentations on the effects of weapon-related crime.

Read more 01/08/2019

Proud evening for new police constables

Family travelling from as far away as Australia and Dubai watched with pride as 13 new police officers last night made their oath to uphold the law and protect the communities of Cleveland.

Read more 29/07/2019

Annual Service of Remembrance is held for police officers who have lost their lives on duty

Care of Police Survivors (COPS) annual Service of Remembrance took place yesterday, Sunday July 28th in memory of all police officers and staff who have lost their lives on duty in the UK.

Read more 26/07/2019

Officers Rescue Toddler who was Accidently Locked Inside a Car

Yesterday afternoon, PC Neil Robinson and PC Graeme Danks were called to The Ship Inn in Saltburn after a 2 year old girl had accidently been locked inside a car.

Read more 25/07/2019

Appeal for Witnesses to Collision in Thornaby

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which occurred in Thornaby on Wednesday 24 July at around 01:45am.

Read more 24/07/2019

Man Charged Following Police Cannabis Farm Discovery in Middlesbrough

A 24-year-old man has been charged with producing class B drugs and acquiring, using and possessing criminal property after police found £100,000 worth of cannabis at a property at Leven Street in Middlesbrough.

Read more 23/07/2019

Police Appeal for Witnesses Following a Collision in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which occurred in Middlesbrough on Monday 22 July at around 8:40pm.

Read more 23/07/2019

Police Appeal for Witnesses Following a Collision in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which occurred in Middlesbrough on Monday 22nd July at around 4:30pm.

Read more 22/07/2019

Police Appeal for Information Following an Incident on Eldon Grove in Hartlepool

Officers are appealing for witnesses following an incident on Eldon Grove in Hartlepool at around 3:30pm on Thursday 4 July near to Eldon Grove Academy.

Read more 19/07/2019

Appeal for Information Following Burglary in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information following a house burglary in Middlesbrough.

Read more 19/07/2019

Police Urge Public to Hand in Guns during Firearms Surrender

Cleveland Police is appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting on Saturday 20th July.

Read more 17/07/2019

Police Appeal for Witnesses Following an Assault in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a cyclist in Hartlepool.

Read more 16/07/2019

Officers Appeal for Two Witnesses Following Aggravated Burglary in Thornaby

Police are appealing for two potential witnesses to come forward after an aggravated burglary occurred at a property on Elkington Close in Thornaby.

Read more 16/07/2019

Chief Confirms Commitment to Nominated Charity

Cleveland’s Chief Constable met with a local organisation yesterday (Monday 15th July) to nominate them his designated charity and to officially pledge the Force’s support.


Read more 16/07/2019

Phoenix rises over Teesside

Cleveland Police has launched a major campaign to prevent crime, protect communities and tackle serious violence.

Read more 12/07/2019

Appeal after Burglary in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information following a house burglary in Middlesbrough.

Read more 11/07/2019

Appeal to Trace Owners of Suspected Stolen Items in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing to trace the owners of suspected stolen property which have been recovered in Middlesbrough.

Read more 10/07/2019

Police Appeal for Witnesses Following Suspected Arson Attack in Redcar

Police are appealing for information following a suspected arson attack at a property in Redcar.

Read more 10/07/2019

Arrests made across three force areas in connection with Spice prison find

Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and money laundering following a Cleveland Police operation across three police force areas this morning.

Read more 05/07/2019

Almost 40 Kerb Crawlers Snared in Six Month Operation

The operation began in January and was supported by officers from Cleveland Police’s Special Constabulary.

It focused on Newport and Parkfield wards - with plain clothed officers catching eight men kerb crawling in just the first five days.


Read more 04/07/2019

Man Charged Following Howlbeck Road Incident

A 25-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent, driving dangerously and threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place after an incident on Howlbeck Road in Guisborough.

Read more 04/07/2019

Sonny is a 'blue light' baby!

When Normanby baby Sonny Bruin is old enough to ask about the day he was born his parents will have a story to tell – which was viewed by more than 49,000 Teessiders on Facebook.

Read more 01/07/2019

Police Appeal for Witnesses Following Suspected Arson Attack

Police are appealing for information following a suspected arson attack at a disused warehouse in Grangetown.

Read more 28/06/2019

Witness Appeal after Incident on Beaumont Road, Middlesbrough


Police are appealing for witnesses following a dispute on Beaumont Road in Middlesbrough on Monday 24 June at 7:10pm.

Read more 28/06/2019

Three Men Arrested on Suspicion of Robbery in Hartlepool

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an incident in Hartlepool.

Read more 25/06/2019

Cleveland Officers Take on Light the Lakes Challenge

Cleveland Police officers joined 1500 climbers from various Forces on Friday 21st June to raise awareness of the Care of Police Survivors Charity (COPS) and to remember those officers who have died on duty.

Read more 21/06/2019

Cleveland Detective’s Work “Highly Commended” by International Policing Body

A Cleveland Police Detective has been highly commended by the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).

Detective Constable Rachel Graham of the Fraud Investigation Team was nominated by her supervision for the IAWP’s Excellence in Performance Award 2019.

Read more 18/06/2019

Burglary in Middlebeck Close, Middlesbrough

 Police are appealing for information following a house burglary in Middlesbrough.

Read more 17/06/2019

Coroner’s Appeal – Stuart Simon Lee Scott

The coroner is appealing to trace the relatives of 55-year-old Stuart Simon Lee Scott who sadly passed away at a property on Market Place, Guisborough on Monday 17 June.

Read more 13/06/2019

Robbery at McColl’s in Stockton

Police are appealing for information after a robbery occurred at McColl’s on Stockton High Street.

Read more 05/06/2019

Robbery on Winterbottom Avenue, Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed in Hartlepool. The incident occurred on Tuesday 4 June at around 1:40pm when a 48-year-old man was dragged to the ground by two unknown men while passing through a short walkway in Winterbottom Avenue, directly opposite Holdforth Road.

Read more 04/06/2019

National Volunteers’ Week – Our Mini Volunteers!

This year’s national Volunteers’ Week coincides with Grangetown Primary School’s Mini Police Unit doing the first in a series of sponsored relays (“Miles for Marley”) in support of their friend and fellow Mini Police “Officer” Marley Gill.

Read more 29/05/2019

Event aims to tackle fraud as more than £800k is scammed from local people

Cleveland Police and a charity are offering an evening of advice on fraud as it’s revealed more than 150 people each month are reporting these crimes.

Read more 29/05/2019

Coroner's Appeal - Malcolm Alderton

The coroner is appealing to trace the relatives of 75-year-old Malcolm Alderton who sadly passed away at a property on Rydal Road, Stockton on Tuesday 28 May.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Any relatives please contact Teesside Coroners Service on 01642 729350.

Read more 28/05/2019

Witness Appeal after Incident of Criminal Damage in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for witnesses of criminal damage to a taxi on Marton Road in Middlesbrough.

Read more 23/05/2019

New Recruit Arrests Two Men in Relation to Turbo Thefts

Newly trained PC Poppy Fisher went above and beyond the call of duty last week after a business in Wynyard reported a large number of turbo devices worth thousands of pounds stolen from their property.

Read more 14/05/2019

Fail to stop collision on Woodlands Road, Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after a fail to stop collision occurred on Woodlands Road in Middlesbrough.

Read more 14/05/2019

Appeal after Burglary in Hartlepool

  Police are appealing for information following a house burglary in Hartlepool.

Read more 13/05/2019

With a Walk, Skip and a Jump, Mini Police Travel “Miles for Marley”

Cleveland’s Mini Police will walk, skip and jump nearly 70 miles this summer to raise money for a charity which is helping one of their own.

Read more 03/05/2019

Naheed Khan Murder Investigation Continues One Year On

Monday 6th May 2019 marks one year since missing Naheed Khan’s bank account was last accessed.

Read more 03/05/2019

Permanent Knife Bin to be Available to Surrender Knives in Cleveland

A permanent knife bin where people can surrender their knives and sharp objects will be placed in Middlesbrough Police Station.


Read more 02/05/2019

29 Driving Offences Detected During Heavy Goods Operation

Officers found a driver rolling a cigarette with no hands on the steering wheel of his van on a busy dual carriageway during a campaign to detect offences carried out by the drivers of large goods vehicles across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 29/04/2019

Multi Agency Success for Partners Tackling Antisocial Riders on Eston Hills

Off road and quad bike riders along with 4x4 drivers intent on riding illegally on the Eston Hills yesterday (Sunday 28th April) were met by a large scale multi agency operation, which even involved the use of a drone for the first time!

Read more 25/04/2019

Over 500 search operations led by Cleveland Police specialists

Cleveland Police’s specially trained search advisers have led over five hundred searches in the past five years.

Read more 24/04/2019

Road Safety Warning after Reports of Children on Busy Dual Carriageways

Road safety officers are asking parents to warn their children of the dangers of crossing major roads like the A174, A66 and A19 after reports of children attempting to cross them or playing on the central reservation.

Read more 11/04/2019

Hundreds of Speeding Drivers Caught During Week-Long Crackdown

630 drivers were found speeding during a week-long campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 08/04/2019

Naheed Khan’s Family Mark First Birthday Without Her

The family of a woman who police believe has been murdered are marking the first birthday since she disappeared.

Read more 29/03/2019

Naheed Khan’s Family Make Emotional Plea on First Mother’s Day Since Her Disappearance

Sunday 31st March will mark the first Mother’s Day that missing Naheed Khan’s family will not spend with her.

Read more 22/03/2019

385 Knives Surrendered in Cleveland during National Campaign

385 knives and sharp objects have been surrendered in Cleveland during a week-long campaign.

Read more 21/03/2019

£130k Worth of Cannabis Plants Seized in Redcar

Yesterday, the Redcar and Eston Neighbourhood Teams discovered a large cannabis farm on Yeoman Street in Redcar.

Read more 18/03/2019

Cleveland Police and PCC Support Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2019

Today is CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) Awareness Day and Cleveland Police and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, are again pledging their commitment to tackling CSE and safeguarding children and young people.

Read more 15/03/2019

Officers Search Underground Car Park in Naheed Khan Investigation

Police are conducting searches in a disused underground car park on Marton Road in Middlesbrough today, in the hope of gleaning further information which could help trace Naheed Khan, 43.

Read more 15/03/2019

Statement from ACC Roberts regarding Recent Events in New Zealand

Cleveland Police Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts said:

Read more 12/03/2019

Off-Duty Officers Detain Suspected Burglar

Suspected thieves got more than they bargained for on Thursday 7th March, when two off-duty officers, also a married couple, detained a man near B&Q on Skippers Lane Industrial Estate in Middlesbrough.

Read more 11/03/2019

Force Control Room to Transfer to Cleveland Police on 1st May 2019

Cleveland Police has announced that the Force Control Room will transfer back from Sopra Steria on 1st May this year, as part of the Transforming Cleveland Police programme.

Read more 08/03/2019

Cleveland Supports National Knife Surrender Campaign

Top officers from Cleveland Police and Cleveland's PCC are urging people to surrender knives and blades as part of a week-long campaign.

Read more 08/03/2019

Two-week crackdown on drivers not wearing seatbelts

Roads policing officers across Durham and Cleveland will crack down on those who don’t wear seatbelts during a two-week long campaign.

Read more 08/03/2019

Detective Joins Force to Tackle Crime in her Childhood Stomping Ground

A Superintendent has returned to her childhood stomping ground to help safeguard victims and bring offenders to justice.

Read more 07/03/2019

Police Distribute 1,200 Beer Mats to Appeal to Find Naheed Khan

Officers investigating the disappearance of Naheed Khan have teamed up with licensee’s throughout Middlesbrough town centre in a bid to find her.

Read more 06/03/2019

Victim Thanks Call Handler after Living-Saving 999 Call

A man who received life-saving medical help when he could not speak on a 999 call has personally thanked the operator who took the call and saved his life.

Read more 04/03/2019

Police Publish Recording of Life-Saving 999 Call

A man who could not speak received life-saving medical help when the quick-thinking call operator who answered realised that tapping was his way of communicating.

Read more 22/02/2019

Thousands of Inquiries Underway in Naheed Khan Investigation

Officers investigating the suspected murder of Naheed Khan, 43, are carrying out over 2,000 lines of inquiry.

Read more 13/02/2019

Police Conduct Further Searches in a Bid to Trace Naheed Khan

Officers are conducting further searches today in an area of land at the rear of the Whitfield Buildings on Park Vale Road in Middlesbrough which could provide police with further information to help trace Naheed Khan, 43.

Read more 08/02/2019

New Information Received in Naheed Khan Investigation

Officers investigating the suspected murder of Naheed Khan, 43, have received a positive flurry of information from the public which could help police piece together the reasons behind her disappearance.

Read more 06/02/2019

Worried about workers at a car wash?

In total 30 concerns about the welfare of people working in local car washes have been shared with police thanks to an innovative app.

Read more 04/02/2019

133 Drivers a Day Found Speeding across Cleveland and Durham

A campaign to tackle speeding motorists found 133 drivers speeding per day across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 01/02/2019

Respect for victims and complainants

Cleveland Police has released a statement concerning the Mike Veale IOPC investigation requesting people respect the complainants privacy.

Read more 28/01/2019

Detectives Fear Missing Naheed Khan Has Come to Serious Harm

Senior detectives investigating the disappearance of Naheed Khan, 43, fear that she has come to serious harm after extensive work to trace her since she was reported missing in June 2018.

Read more 24/01/2019

Clare’s Law Disclosures Increase Hugely across Cleveland

Figures show that Clare’s Law disclosures have increased hugely across Cleveland.

Read more 23/01/2019

Seven People Arrested in Dawn Raids as Part of Operation Sentinel

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs as part of a regional operation to crackdown on organised crime.

Read more 22/01/2019

Operation Sentinel Launched to Crackdown on Organised Crime

A major new operation has been launched to target serious and organised crime across the region – and bring offenders to justice.

Read more 17/01/2019

Drivers are Still Risking Lives Despite Drink Drug Driving Warning

253 people could have potentially ruined their lives and the lives of others during a Christmas drink and drug driving campaign.

Read more 17/01/2019

Rose Awards Launched to Recognise Police and Community Heroes

Members of the public now have their chance to nominate policing and community heroes for a new award being launched by Chief Constable Mike Veale and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Read more 02/01/2019

More than £2.8 million of drugs seized in 2018

Cleveland Police seized £2,830,845 of drugs in 2018, including a cannabis farm of more than 700 plants in Hartlepool and one worth £680k in Stockton.

Read more 21/12/2018

Warning over Inappropriate 999 Calls

A drunken man who called police to say that his friend was too drunk to walk is among a number of inappropriate calls made to the police this year.

Read more 21/12/2018

Mother’s Appeal as she faces another Christmas without Missing Son

The mother of a missing man has issued a further appeal for information as she faces another Christmas without her son.

Read more 21/12/2018

Hundreds of Children Protected by Specialist Paedophile Investigation Team

Over 700 children have been safeguarded by specialist officers working in the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) since it was launched by Cleveland Police five years ago.

Read more 20/12/2018

Police and paramedics team up for new response service

Paramedics will be spending Friday night shifts with their police colleagues in an effort to provide immediate care to injured Cleveland residents and ease the pressure on both services.

Read more 18/12/2018

Cleveland Police Chief supports national campaign to remember fallen police officers

The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust is asking the public to give a ‘Gift for Courage’ this Christmas.

Read more 17/12/2018

New Fuel Sale Initiative to Combat Nuisance Bike Use

Police in Middlesbrough have welcomed the support of local fuel stations as they build on a scheme tackling nuisance use of off road bikes and other vehicles.

Read more 13/12/2018

Extreme challenge for Blue Light Programme

Cleveland Police colleagues will be facing danger this weekend – not to protect the public as normal – but instead to raise funds for workmates facing mental health difficulties.

Read more 11/12/2018

Cleveland and North Yorkshire Special Constables Join Forces for Operation Basingstoke

On Saturday 8th December, Special Constables from Cleveland and North Yorkshire joined Forces for Operation Basingstoke to tackle road safety.

Read more 11/12/2018

Who is a drink drug driver?


More than 350 men failed a roadside breath test this year and fails by those aged 51-60 have doubled in the Cleveland area since 2016.

Read more 05/12/2018

New defibrillators for officers in a bid to save more lives

Roads policing officers in Cleveland are being given new mobile defibrillators to help save lives in emergency situations.

Read more 30/11/2018

Local experts win 999 contract

Local businesses have won their share of a one million pound contract to keep Cleveland Police’s emergency vehicles on the road.

Read more 29/11/2018

Police road safety campaign calls for #noemptychair this Christmas

Police have today launched a hard-hitting campaign to show the devastating effects of drink drug driving at this time of year.

Read more 29/11/2018

Officers Praised for Helping Choking Baby

Two officers have been praised for helping a baby who was choking in the back of a car on Tuesday afternoon (27th November).

Read more 23/11/2018

Officers Injured during Arrest of Violent Suspect are Commended

Two officers who suffered injuries on duty whilst detaining a violent suspect have been commended.

Read more 22/11/2018

Women Recognised after Helping Officer Detain Violent Suspect

Two women who threw themselves in harm’s way to help police stop a violent suspect have had their bravery recognised.

Read more 22/11/2018

PCC and Force reaffirm commitment to restorative justice

As part of Restorative Justice Week, Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale have made a joint commitment to promote the benefits of restorative justice.

Read more 12/11/2018

PCC Wins Half a Million to Prevent Youth Offending

A fresh approach to diverting young people in Cleveland from crime and gangs has attracted key Home Office funding.

Read more 09/11/2018

New Care Home Added to Dementia Scheme to Mark Armistice Day

To mark 100 years of Armistice Day on Sunday, Cleveland Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger have added Montpellier Manor Care Home in Stainton to the existing ‘Safe Haven’ scheme.

Read more 08/11/2018

More than £20,000 confiscated from prisoner

A 72-year old serving a lengthy prison sentence for conspiracy to supply cocaine onto the streets of Teesside has had more than £20,000 confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Read more 07/11/2018

Operation stops suspected drugs reaching Teesside

Officers from Cleveland Police’s Community Drug Enforcement Team (CDET) today made an arrest as part of an investigation to stop Class A drugs being imported into our area.

Read more 02/11/2018

Redcar Cadets Club Together for Scam Victim

Redcar Police Cadets have helped a victim complete work that was never carried out by scammers who stole thousands of pounds from her.

Read more 23/10/2018

Where is Your Child - And What Are They Getting Up To?

That’s the question police and partners are asking parents and carers to ask their children as the darker nights arrive, along with the half term holiday for many youngsters.

Read more 11/10/2018

Force Opens Applications for Volunteer Roles

20 exciting volunteer roles have become available in Cleveland Police for people to apply for.

Read more 08/10/2018

Officers Continue to Target Human Traffickers

Police have arrested two further people in connection with a major operation into human trafficking.

Read more 26/09/2018

Force recognised for opening up on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Cleveland Police’s work to support colleagues struggling with their mental health, including issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has been recognised nationally.

Read more 20/09/2018

Million pound lorry-load of drugs goes up in flames

More than one million pounds worth of seized drugs were safely burnt today to ensure they can never cause misery in communities.

Read more 18/09/2018

Police and Crime Commissioner's decision on contract

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has made the decision not to extend, beyond its 10 year term, a private sector contract to provide services to Cleveland Police.

Read more 17/09/2018

Officers Support National Campaign to Stop Sexual Exploitation

Cleveland Police is supporting a national Modern Slavery campaign in a bid to help stop people from being sexually exploited.

Read more 11/09/2018

Focus on rural crime in Cleveland

A plan was launched this week to combat crime and fear of crime in Cleveland Police’s rural areas as part of a ‘Rural Week of Action’.

Read more 07/09/2018

Photography Winners Announced Following Competition

17 talented photographers have been chosen to display their breathtaking photographs in the flagship hub for Cleveland Police following a competition held by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Read more 07/09/2018

Police join forces in region-wide clampdown on rural crime

Five police forces covering 6,500 square miles of northern England came together last night in the largest rural policing operation of its kind.

Read more 06/09/2018

Officers Continue to Investigate the Disappearance of Naheed Khan

Cleveland Police are still investigating the disappearance of Naheed Khan and are looking into a number of lines of enquiry to try and trace her.

Read more 30/08/2018

Arrests in North Ormesby

Five people have been arrested after officers from Middlesbrough’s Neighbourhood Policing Team targeted three properties in North Ormesby.

Read more 16/08/2018

Open event for 999 fleet contract

An open event is being held for vehicle specialists interested in the contract to keep Cleveland Police’s cars on the road.

Read more 16/08/2018

Cleveland Anti-Slavery Network back two free apps to help people report concerns in confidence

The multi-agency network responsible for tackling modern slavery in Cleveland has endorsed two free apps to help agencies identify where the practice is taking place.

Read more 03/08/2018

Campaign Launched to Target Speeding Drivers

A week-long campaign targeting speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday 6th August.

Read more 25/07/2018

Murder investigation goes digital

A North East murder investigation is going digital through a national major incident website.

Read more 25/07/2018

Esh Construction Hand Over Community Safety Hub to Police and Crime Commissioner

Yesterday, Tuesday 24th July, the brand new Community Safety Hub was handed over to Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale by Esh Construction after 19 months of ground breaking work.

Read more 24/07/2018

Mother Re-appeals to Missing Daughter to Return Home

The mother of missing Naheed Khan, 43, is today re-appealing to her daughter to return home safe after she was reported missing on Tuesday 12th June.

Read more 19/07/2018

Force Welfare Officer Retires After 47 Years’ Service

Cleveland Police’s Welfare Officer, Margaret Hunter is set to retire today, Thursday 19th July after 47 years’ service for the Force.

Read more 16/07/2018

A History of Service

As Cleveland Police begins a fresh chapter of its history at a new purpose designed building, it has been looking to ensure that it remembers its history.

Read more 13/07/2018

Posters Distributed in Search for Missing Naheed Khan

Officers are today, Friday 13th July, distributing posters of 43 year old Thornaby woman Naheed Khan who was reported missing from home on 12th June.

Read more 12/07/2018

Winner of Junior Football Tournament Announced

Yesterday, Wednesday 11th July, 15 schools from across Cleveland competed in a junior football tournament in partnership with Cleveland Police and Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.

Read more 03/07/2018

Officers Raise £500 in Light the Lakes Challenge

Five officers from Cleveland’s Operational Crime team climbed various peaks of the Lake District on Friday 22nd June to raise money and awareness for the Care of Police Survivors Charity (COPS).

Read more 28/06/2018

Police warning landlords to protect properties

Landlords in Newport are being warned of burglars targeting empty properties.

Read more 28/06/2018

Weeks of Action to Target Off-Road Bikers across Cleveland

Police are carrying out weeks of action across Cleveland targeting nuisance off-road bikers who cause misery in communities.

Read more 26/06/2018

Students to Participate in Road Safety Initiative for a Second Year

Students are being invited to a road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths for the second year running in Cleveland.

Read more 20/06/2018

PCC and Chief support Show Racism the Red Card in sharing local boy’s anti-racism message

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale joined charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) to launch a World Cup anti-racism poster at a Middlesbrough school.

Read more 20/06/2018

Officers saddling up to support Alfie's appeal

Police officers from Middlesbrough will be cycling 50 miles this weekend in support of Alfie John Watson who needs a life-changing operation.

Read more 19/06/2018

Cleveland Police Wins at National Lifesaving Championship

Cleveland Police won the male National Police Lifesaving Championships on the weekend of June 9th and 10th.

Read more 18/06/2018

Excavation at former allotment site

An area of waste ground in Middlesbrough is being excavated as part of attempts to solve a 20-year-old murder case.

Read more 15/06/2018

Dog Section Recruits Two Furry Friends

Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Read more 14/06/2018

Neighbourhood officers spend evenings in Newport

People living in Newport will be able to visit a mobile police office and discuss any concerns direct with officers in the coming weeks.

Read more 14/06/2018

Officer Commended for Work with Bereaved Families

An officer has been commended for his work with bereaved families following fatal road traffic collisions.

Read more 12/06/2018

Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card

Officers are issuing a robust warning that domestic abuse will not be tolerated before, during or after the World Cup.

Read more 07/06/2018

Kick-starting the World Cup with Junior Football Tournament

Cleveland Police are kick-starting this year’s World Cup by partnering with Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation to host a debut junior World Cup five-a-side tournament.

Read more 01/06/2018

Cleveland Police Praises Volunteers

Cleveland Police is praising the work of its volunteers during National Volunteers Week (1-7 June).

Read more 30/05/2018

Our door is always open to ‘Specials’

To mark National Volunteers’ Week Cleveland Police has committed to recruit more ordinary people willing to make an extraordinary difference to their community.

Read more 24/05/2018

Cleveland Police Committed to Gender Equality

Gender equality across Teesside is being given a boost through a national campaign backed by Cleveland Police.

Read more 24/05/2018

Police officer taking to skies in honour of dad

A Cleveland Police officer is marking Dementia Action Week by planning her own daredevil action, flying on the wings of a 1940s biplane.

Read more 24/05/2018

Join the police cadets urges Chief Constable

Cleveland police’s new Chief Constable is urging youngsters across Teesside to join the Force’s cadet scheme.

Read more 14/05/2018

Police Game Gives a Taste of 999 Pressures

Can you make decisions under pressure? A new game lets players turn Control Room Inspector and is a bid to reduce inappropriate demand for Cleveland Police.

Read more 14/05/2018

“It’s about three simple words, how are you?”

Cleveland Police has worked with partners to mark Mental Health Awareness Week  with the launch of a film which discusses the impact of stress on emergency services personnel.

Read more 11/05/2018

'Song-a-minute Man' Joins Forces with Emergency Services for Dementia Action Week

Police have joined forces with ‘Song-a-Minute Man’ to raise awareness of dementia during Dementia Action Week (21-27 May).

Read more 11/05/2018

Officers take to the streets to reassure Stockton residents

‘Enough is enough’ is the crystal clear message from police after a series of violent acts in the Stockton area over recent weeks.

Additional officers will continue to patrol areas of the town over the weekend to offer reassurance and make it absolutely clear to those involved that such reckless criminality will not be tolerated.

Read more 11/05/2018

Officers Warn Fans off Pitch Invasions Ahead of Tomorrow’s Match

Police are warning football fans to keep off the pitch ahead of the Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa match tomorrow, Saturday 12th May.

Read more 11/05/2018

Investigation Continues into Scott Fletcher’s Disappearance

The family of a man who disappeared seven years ago have again appealed for information to help find out what happened to him.

Read more 08/05/2018

Hundreds of Officers and Volunteers Take Action Against Rural Crime

200 officers and volunteers from nine police Forces across the north of England joined together overnight on Thursday 3rd May in a show of strength against rural crime.

Read more 02/05/2018

Cleveland Police Inspector Nominated for Two Awards

A Cleveland Police Inspector has been nominated for two awards for his contribution towards raising awareness of mental health and dementia in the emergency services.

Read more 01/05/2018

Twelve Complete Pilot PCSO Pre-Employment Course

A group of 12 would-be PCSOs successfully completed their four week course, yesterday Monday 30th April, with a celebration event to mark their achievements.

Read more 30/04/2018

Service to Remember Murdered Police Officer on 125th Anniversary

Officers and staff will honour the 125th anniversary of the murder of Cleveland Police Constable William Henderson with a memorial service.

Read more 27/04/2018

Durham and Cleveland Cop Calendar Raises Thousands

Fans of Police Interceptors have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity following the sale of a calendar featuring Cleveland and Durham cops. 

Read more 19/04/2018

Further Arrests Made in Police Operation to Target Human Traffickers

Two further arrests have been made in connection with a major operation into human trafficking.


Read more 18/04/2018

Rural communities, we're listening to you!

Cleveland’s specialists in rural and wildlife crime want to hear what you think about policing in the areas where you live and work.

Read more 16/04/2018

PCC and Force Reaffirm Commitment to Tackling Stalking and Supporting Victims

As National Stalking Awareness Week begins (Monday 16th April), Cleveland Police and the force’s Police and Crime Commissioner have reiterated its support for the issue.

Read more 16/04/2018

Police appeal for information on 20th anniversary of child’s disappearance

Twenty years ago a girl disappeared from Middlesbrough, traumatising her family and friends and tormenting them with questions which remain unanswered to this day.

Read more 13/04/2018

Police Launch Crackdown on Speeding Drivers

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday 16th April.

Read more 13/04/2018

Deputy Chief Constable and PCC Welcomes Would-be PCSOs

Cleveland Police’s Deputy Chief Constable, Simon Nickless and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger have welcomed and met twelve would-be PCSOs over the last week who are currently on a pilot four week pre-employment programme.

Read more 11/04/2018

Cleveland Police Rated as “Good” by Independent Watchdog for Second Year Running

Cleveland Police has been assessed by HMICFRS as being a “Good” Force for the second year running.

Read more 09/04/2018

Team Investigates Historic Crimes

Funding has been secured to establish a specialist team to investigate several unsolved crimes on Teesside.

Read more 03/04/2018

Over 120 Motorists Found Not Wearing Seatbelts During Campaign

More than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign.

Read more 29/03/2018

Force to Take on Additional Police Community Support Officers

Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on Wednesday 9th May.

Read more 22/03/2018

HMICFRS Concludes that Cleveland Police is ‘Good’ at Keeping People Safe and Reducing Crime

A HMICFRS report has concluded that Cleveland Police is ‘good’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Read more 16/03/2018

Force and PCC Support Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, 2018

With this year’s CSE awareness day falling just weeks before the first anniversary of the introduction of a new offence – sexual communications with a child – Cleveland Police and the force’s Police and Crime Commissioner have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling CSE and safeguarding children and young people.

Read more 14/03/2018

Force Launches Milestone Pre-Employment Programme for Would-be PCSOs

As part of the Force’s Diverse Recruitment Plan, Cleveland Police is running a PCSO pre-employment programme in partnership with Equality North East, Gateshead College and Job Centre Plus.

Read more 13/03/2018

Seatbelt Safety Campaign Launched

ROADS policing officers across Durham and Cleveland will crackdown on drivers and passengers who do not wear seatbelts this week.

Read more 06/03/2018

Specialist Staff on Board to Change Children’s Behaviour

Three qualified teachers and a criminology graduate with youth work experience have joined Cleveland Police to deliver innovative courses which aim to change children’s behaviour for the better

Read more 02/03/2018

Specialist Team Values Drugs Gang’s Assets as Over £1Million

High value watches, cash, houses, cars, a static caravan - and a part interest in a French carp fishing lake are among convicted criminals’ assets identified by the North-East Regional Asset Recovery Team (N-E RART).

Read more 28/02/2018

Be Safe in the Snow & Support those Without Shelter

Further weather warnings are set to continue leading up to the weekend with snow and high winds to be expected. Police will continue to work with partner agencies to keep our communities and roads safe in our Force area.

Read more 26/02/2018

Crime Prevention Team Tackles Shed and Garage Burglaries

Cleveland Police Crime Prevention Team are launching a campaign to help tackle shed and garage burglaries as spring approaches.

Read more 19/02/2018

Sentencing of Man Following Hate Crime Incidents

50-year-old Andrew Littlefair, of Trefoil Court in Norton, was today sentenced to 20 months in prison for five counts of sending malicious communications on social media in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing and the London Bridge terror attack.

Read more 14/02/2018

Over Twenty Offences Detected During Heavy Goods Vehicle Operation

More than twenty offences were detected during an operation to target heavy goods vehicles across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 12/02/2018

Cleveland Police Supports National #StopKnifeCrime Campaign

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national awareness campaign under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 06/02/2018

28 Drivers Flout Laws During Mobile Phone Campaign

28 drivers were found to be using their mobile phones whilst driving during a week-long campaign.

Read more 05/02/2018

Parents and children learn lessons on Safer Internet Use

Cleveland Police is supporting the National Safer Internet Day tomorrow (Tuesday 6th February) and will be educating children and their parents on safe use of online technology.

Read more 24/01/2018

New Chief Constable appointed at Cleveland Police

Statement by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger -

Read more 19/01/2018

Major police operation targets human traffickers – week two update

A major operation into human trafficking has entered its second week, with additional arrests and police raids.

Read more 11/01/2018

119 Drivers Arrested Throughout Seasonal Drink/Drug Drive Campaign

Police have revealed the results of a drink and drug drive crackdown across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 09/01/2018

Cleveland Police are looking for ‘Special’ people to join the Force

As Cleveland Police opens recruitment for special constables on Wednesday 31 January 2018 members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they have the time and enthusiasm to become a Special Constable.

Read more 09/01/2018

Major police operation targets human traffickers

A major operation has been launched by Cleveland Police following reports of human trafficking.

Read more 19/12/2017

Police Issue Safety Advice for Revellers over Festive Period

In the run up to the busy festive period, when members of the public are out socialising, police are reminding people to stay safe whilst out enjoying themselves.

Read more 14/12/2017

Emergency Services Pledge Commitment to People with Dementia

Emergency services are pledging their dedication to improve services and care for people living with dementia by signing a ‘Strategic Commitment on Dementia’ with the charity Alzheimer’s Society.

Read more 14/12/2017


• Ground-breaking rapid response scheme – the Banking Protocol – means local branch staff can alert police and Trading Standards to suspected frauds taking place
• Since the scheme rolled out in Cleveland in March 2017, £258,000 of fraud has been stopped leading to 8 arrests
• Nationally the Protocol has stopped more than £9 million of potential fraud in first year of operation, with 101 arrests made

Read more 12/12/2017

Inspectors report that Everyone Matters at Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police continues to improve the way in which it treats all the people it serves with fairness and respect.

Read more 07/12/2017

Specialist Officers Working to Keep Youngsters Safe Online

As local results from a UK and European Force operation tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse and internet facilitated offending have been issued*, the force is highlighting the work carried out by recently appointed specialist officers who work with schools and communities to keep children and young people safe in their neighbourhood and while they’re online.

Read more 05/12/2017

Cleveland Police Cadets Awarded at Ceremony

Cleveland Police Cadets have been recognised for their hard work over the past year at an award ceremony held at Cleveland Police Headquarters in Middlesbrough on Friday 1st December.

Read more 05/12/2017

Six Arrests as Force Participates in Europe-Wide Action on Online Child Abuse and Grooming

Six men were arrested in just four days as Cleveland Police joined UK and European forces in a National Crime Agency (NCA) led operation tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Read more 01/12/2017

PCC and Force Mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd December) marks International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

This important date provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the atrocities of Modern Slavery, promote how incidents of Modern Slavery can be reported and outline ways that the UK government and authorities are tackling this issue.

Read more 23/11/2017

Christmas shopping fraud reports rise by a quarter as more people are defrauded on online auction sites

  • Action Fraud Christmas shopping reports rise by over a quarter in 2016
  • 15,423 people reported being a victim of shopping fraud
  • Online auction fraud accounted for 65% of reports
  • Victims reported losing over £16 million in total, 45% more than the year before
  • Men aged 20-29 most commonly fall victim

Read more 21/11/2017

Cleveland victims of crime reminded about Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Week began yesterday, Monday 20th November and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger and Cleveland Police are highlighting how restorative justice can help victims cope and recover following a crime.

Read more 20/11/2017

Organised Walk & Events in Aid of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to respect members of the transgender and gender variant community who have been murdered worldwide.

Read more 15/11/2017

Police Issue Christmas Presents Reminder

Police are reminding members of the public who may be planning to buy vehicles such as motorcycles, mini motos and quad bikes as Christmas presents to check the laws before buying.

Read more 09/11/2017

Police take part in two-week National Firearms Surrender

Cleveland Police are holding a two week firearms and ammunition surrender this Autumn in line with the national campaign.

Read more 09/11/2017

Cleveland Police good at keeping people safe and tackling crime say inspectors

Cleveland Police is good at keeping people safe and has strong and effective leadership according to inspectors.

Read more 07/11/2017

Settlement of proposed claims

Following proceedings in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Cleveland Police engaged in a mediation process to resolve an individual’s proposed claims for damages. A settlement has now been reached with Mr Mark Dias. A joint statement is now available on the Cleveland Police website here

Read more 01/11/2017

More Than 50 Uninsured Vehicles Seized During Campaign

More than 50 uninsured vehicles were seized during a week-long crackdown on vehicles being used on roads without insurance.

Read more 24/10/2017

Crime Prevention Team Launch ‘Lights Against Crime’ Campaign to Deter Burglars

Cleveland Police Crime Prevention Team has launched a campaign to encourage members of the public to keep their homes illuminated.

Read more 24/10/2017

Police and Partners Target Youth Antisocial Behaviour in Middlesbrough

As a result of recent increases in youth–related antisocial behaviour (ASB) and damage, a multi-agency operation is underway in parts of Middlesbrough.

Read more 24/10/2017

Cleveland anti-slavery network

A new anti-slavery network is being established in Cleveland by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Read more 23/10/2017

Cleveland Police Recognises its ‘Stars’ at Annual Awards

Cleveland Police has recognised staff, volunteers and partners at the annual Chief Constable’s Star Awards.

Read more 23/10/2017

Crime and disorder will not be tolerated

Crime and disorder will not be tolerated - police and partners have warned youths and parents in the run up to the school holidays.

Read more 20/10/2017

Chief Constable to retire from policing after 31 years of service

After serving the communities of North Yorkshire and Cleveland for more than 30 years, Cleveland Police Chief Constable Iain Spittal is retiring.

Read more 12/10/2017

Officers To Highlight New Tool To Help Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Victims of domestic abuse, stalking or harassment are to receive information on an app which could help protect them in dangerous or potentially life-threatening situations.

Read more 10/10/2017

Police and Crime Commissioner fights to protect police numbers

Police jobs will not be lost in Cleveland due to the Government’s unfunded pay award for officers, thanks to the efforts of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Read more 10/10/2017

Force Supports World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2017 is today (Tuesday 10th October) and with this year’s theme being Mental Health in the Workplace, the force has confirmed its commitment to supporting staff with their mental well-being.

Read more 26/09/2017

Applications Now Open for Cleveland Police Volunteers

Applications are now open for police volunteers in a number of exciting roles within Cleveland Police.

Read more 19/09/2017

Cleveland Police Makes Progress

Cleveland Police is making progress in its handling of complaints, according to a national report.

Read more 18/09/2017

Operation Steel Blue - A Summer of Success

Drugs, growing equipment, cash and even weapons were seized over the summer after officers from Middlesbrough’s neighbourhood policing teams launched Operation Steel Blue.

Read more 14/09/2017

Six Forces Join Together for the 15th Time to Crackdown on Rural Crime

Six Forces joined together for the 15th time last night in a bid to tackle criminals operating and travelling between counties in the north of England.

Read more 07/09/2017

Dip your toes into the world of policing…

Five exceptional individuals are being recruited to put the world of police dogs, firearms, neighbourhood policing and major crime under the microscope as part of an independent audit committee.

Read more 04/09/2017

Force Seeks to Appoint New Ethics Lead from Outside Policing

In a move seen as ground-breaking in British policing, a force is looking to appoint a new lead for standards and ethics, to bring their experience to the organisation whether or not they’re from a policing background.

Read more 01/09/2017

50 years of dedication from volunteer Karel

A selfless volunteer has been honoured by Cleveland Police after reaching fifty years of charitable service.

Read more 23/08/2017

Keeping Knives off the Streets - Total of 278 Knives Handed in During Amnesties

Following on from the success of Cleveland Police’s knife amnesty earlier this year, when 172 knives and sharp implements were handed in, the second leg of the operation has resulted in a further 106 knives being surrendered anonymously.

Read more 21/08/2017

Cleveland Police Sergeant Saving Lives on Land and Sea

A Cleveland Police sergeant will feature in a BBC Two documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Read more 18/08/2017

Charity to Benefit from Officers’ Fundraising Efforts

A local charity is set to benefit from a donation from a group of recently sworn in police officers.

Read more 15/08/2017

Antisocial Behaviour Closure Order Issued to Troublesome Tenants in Stockton

Police in Stockton have issued an Antisocial Behaviour Closure Order to evict two tenants from a property where alleged drug dealing and antisocial behaviour have become commonplace.

Read more 15/08/2017

Huge Strides in Mental Health Provision on Teesside

Fewer people in mental health crisis are being taken to police cells thanks to an innovative scheme which places nurses alongside police officers on the streets.

Read more 10/08/2017

Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Officers ‘Adopt a Post Office’

Middlesbrough has become the second local policing area in Cleveland to launch the ‘Adopt a Post Office’ scheme.

Read more 10/08/2017

Police Interceptors is Back!

Police Interceptors will return to TV screens across the country featuring officers from Cleveland and Durham as filming began on another two series’ of the show on Tuesday 8th August.

Read more 08/08/2017

Over a Million Pounds Worth of Drugs Seized in Six Months

Cleveland Police has seized over a million pounds worth of drugs in the first six months of this year.

Read more 04/08/2017

Torch Relay to Raise Awareness of Blue Light Mental Health

Emergency service workers are to raise awareness of mental health as they take a special torch on a tour of Cleveland.

Read more 26/07/2017

Minister Tours Area and Hears from Police Leaders on Visit to Cleveland

Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, visited the Cleveland Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) HQ at Wynyard on Wednesday July 26th as part of a visit to talk to Cleveland Police Chief Constable Iain Spittal and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger.

Read more 26/07/2017

135 Drivers Intoxicated During Summer Campaign

135 drivers were found to be driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a recent summer campaign.

Read more 25/07/2017

Officers Let the Games Begin!

Officers from Cleveland Police are bringing fun and games to youngsters across the county.

Read more 21/07/2017

Applications Open for Voluntary Role to Advise Police

The search is on for a remarkable individual to lead an advisory group for policing on Teesside as a volunteer.

Read more 21/07/2017

Fallen Police Officers Remembered on Gruelling Cycle Journey

Police officers killed in the line of duty are to be remembered as a team of serving officers embark on a gruelling 225 mile cycle journey from York.

Read more 18/07/2017

Joint Boat Patrols Tackle Offences on River Tees

Neighbourhood police officers have joined forces with the Environment Agency to patrol the River Tees as part of a partnership approach to tackling a range of offences.

Read more 17/07/2017

Operation Kestrel Targets Foreign National Offenders

Law enforcement agencies in the North East have today launched a multi-agency operation targeting foreign national offenders in the region.

Read more 14/07/2017

Save A Life and Surrender Your Knife

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 07/07/2017

£420,000 Grant to Transform Sexual Violence Services in Cleveland

Sexual violence services in Cleveland are set to receive a £420,000 boost from the Home Office after a successful bid led by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Read more 07/07/2017

Student Officers Raise Cash for Redcar Lifeboat Station

Student officers are raising money for a local charity whilst completing their probationary period on their way to becoming fully-fledged police officers.

Read more 06/07/2017

Cleveland Police warning to parents and victims over Snapchat map

Police are warning parents and victims about a new snapchat feature, which could be ‘live streaming’ the activities of children and vulnerable people to complete strangers.

Read more 04/07/2017

Eyes in the Skies as Police and Partners Tackle Grove Hill Crime

Police and partners working long term in Middlesbrough’s Grove Hill have turned to technology in their on-going fight against crime and antisocial behaviour.

Read more 03/07/2017

£1.8million Savings Made after New Custody Contract Agreed

Savings of around £1.8million are being made after the Police and Crime Commissioner agreed a new contract for custody management services in Cleveland.

Read more 03/07/2017

Road Safety Initiative Aimed at Driving Down Road Deaths Launches in Cleveland

A road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths is being introduced in Cleveland.

Read more 26/06/2017

Over 1400 Computers Infected with Trojan Horse Malware in Cleveland

Cyber crime specialists from Cleveland Police believe that there are over 1400 computers affected with a Trojan horse in the Cleveland area.

Read more 23/06/2017

Events to Launch Summer Insecure House Burglaries Campaign

To mark the launch of a summer campaign to raise awareness of insecure house burglaries and how to try to prevent them, members of the public are being invited to attend pop-up shops across Cleveland.

Read more 16/06/2017

National Victims’ Commissioner praises services in Cleveland

The national Victims’ Commissioner says she’s very impressed with the work being done in Cleveland to support victims of crime.

Read more 14/06/2017

Drivers Chilled about Alcoholic Ice Lollies could Land in Hot Water

Traffic officers are reminding drivers who are too chilled about the new gin and tonic ice lollies that they could land themselves in hot water.

Read more 13/06/2017

172 Lives Potentially Saved Following Knife Amnesty

Officers from Cleveland Police have said that a recent knife amnesty could have saved lives after 172 knives and sharp objects were handed in during the latest campaign.

Read more 06/06/2017

Cadets Praised Following Hartlepool Care Home Renovation

Four police cadets have been praised by Cleveland Police chiefs after they volunteered to spruce up the garden of a Hartlepool care home.

Read more 02/06/2017

Operations Carried Out by Special Constabulary as National Specials Weekend Takes Place

Special Constables will be taking part in operations across Cleveland as part of National Specials Weekend (Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June).

Read more 02/06/2017

Police have a new mobile van to speed up online investigations

The Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT) now has a dedicated van to aid them to carry out pre checks of devices at the source of their enquiry.

Read more 01/06/2017

Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign Launched

Officers across Cleveland and Durham will take part in the national summer drink and drug drive campaign today, Thursday, 1st June.

Read more 01/06/2017

Thousands of Pounds Raised for Charities through Police Interceptors Calendars

More than £5,000 has been raised for charity from the sale of calendars featuring officers from the Channel 5 programme Police Interceptors.

Read more 07/06/2017

Police and Partners Smoke Out Grove Hill Offenders

A multi-agency operation in Middlesbrough’s Grove Hill has seen numerous summonses issued, cars and bikes seized and dispersal orders put in place and police have pledged the activity will continue for the foreseeable future.

Read more 26/05/2017

New Software Makes Cleveland Police Website More Accessible

The Cleveland Police website has become more accessible and user friendly thanks to a new software solution.

Read more 19/05/2017

Overnight Crackdown on Cross Border Criminality

Cleveland Police and colleagues from other northern forces took part in a multi-force operation yesterday in a bid to tackle travelling criminals operating between counties in the North of England.

Read more 19/05/2017

Stockton Charity Group aid Vulnerable Victims

Cleveland Police’s VEMT (vulnerable, exploited, missing or trafficked) team have been working with a Stockton Charity who are supplying the team with emergency provisions bags to help victims of trafficking.

Read more 17/05/2017

Hundreds of People Taking Part in Dementia Scheme as Film Released

Police have reached out to hundreds of people as part of a scheme to help in the search for vulnerable people with dementia.

Read more 16/05/2017

Two PCSOs Awarded Commendations after Helping to Save a Man’s Life

Two Police Community Support Officers (PSCOs) have been awarded Chief Officer’s Commendation Awards after their involvement in helping to save a vulnerable man’s life.

Read more 12/05/2017

Police Act to Tackle Rogue Traders

This week police across the north east have joined forces with colleagues across the UK to tackle the menace of rogue traders.

Read more 11/05/2017

Stockton Charity Group aid Vulnerable Victims

Cleveland Police’s VEMT (vulnerable, exploited, missing or trafficked) team have been working with a Stockton Charity who are supplying the team with emergency provisions bags to help victims of trafficking

Read more 11/05/2017

Champions Light the Way for Mental Health Awareness to Police

A special group of police officers and staff have been trained to help colleagues look after their mental health and reduce stigma as trained Blue Light Champions.

Read more 08/05/2017

New Figures Highlight Mental Health Related Incidents

New figures released today by Cleveland Police reveal the number of times that officers have been called to help those experiencing mental health problems.

Read more 05/05/2017

Special Constables attend Attestation Ceremony at Police Headquarters

Fourteen Special Constables have been sworn in by Martin Slimings JP at a ceremony at Police Headquarters which was overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts.

Read more 04/05/2017

Heavy Goods Operation Catches 35 Offenders

35 offences were found during an operation to target heavy goods vehicles across the main arterial routes in Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 04/05/2017

Video link will help break down barriers for sexual violence victims

Vulnerable sexual violence victims who feel too afraid to appear in court will now have access to a new video link to give evidence.

Read more 02/05/2017

Cleveland Police Appoint Two New Assistant Chief Constables

Cleveland Police has appointed two new senior officers to help it achieve its vision of safer and stronger communities.

Read more 02/05/2017

National Knife Amnesty Starts Today

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 27/04/2017

Hundreds of Drivers Caught Speeding During Campaign

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers saw almost 80 drivers per day caught going too fast across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

Read more 26/04/2017

Police officers valiant efforts to save woman from drowning praised by Chief Constable

Three police constables have been praised for their valiant efforts to save a woman from drowning off the coast of Saltburn.

Read more 18/04/2017

Cleveland Police take another step in Tackling Rural Crime


Read more 13/04/2017

Student Officers Join Neighbourhood Policing

Twenty-two student police officers have joined neighbourhood policing teams across Cleveland to continue their probationary periods, in the first move of its kind for Cleveland Police.

Read more 13/04/2017

Police warn - increase your speed, increase your chance of a collision

Collision investigators believe that now the fine weather is here, drivers are at increased risk of a collision that at any other time of the year and are launching a week long campaign to combat excess speed.

Read more 12/04/2017

Cleveland Police Praised by National Police Watchdog

Cleveland Police has been praised by a national watchdog in its annual review of policing in England and Wales.

Read more 10/04/2017

Police and Partners Run Day of Action, South Bank

Officers from Cleveland Police, the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) and GAIN (Government Agency Intelligence Network) ran a day of action in the South Bank area on Friday (7th April 2017).

Read more 04/04/2017

Businesses Invited to Attend Free Cyber Security Event

Ethical hackers, the UK’s Police Lead on Cyber Crime, and experts on cyber security are among speakers at a FREE event for local businesses next month.

Read more 03/04/2017

Save A Life And Surrender Your Knife

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 30/03/2017

Cleveland Police offer support to East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is supporting East Cleveland’s ‘Klondike Grand Prix’ this weekend by giving over 35 unclaimed bikes which have been held in storage.

Read more 28/03/2017

Risk to Lives Highlighted by Seatbelt Campaign

Over 100 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign.

Read more 20/03/2017

Social Media Users Warned About Online Offending

Social media users are being reminded to be responsible for what they say or repost on Facebook and other forums after Cleveland Police has seen a significant rise in the number of offences recorded under the Malicious Communications Act.

Read more 14/03/2017

Specialist Team Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

As child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness day 2017 approaches (Saturday 18th March), Cleveland Police is highlighting the work of a recently established team whose work focuses heavily on CSE.

Read more 13/03/2017

Seatbelts Save Lives

Roads policing officers across Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign beginning today.

Read more 09/03/2017

11 Arrests After Rural Crime Clampdown

Nearly 200 officers, volunteers and individuals from partner agencies teamed up last night in a joint operation to tackle rural crime.

Read more 02/03/2017

Force on the Right Track following Good Rating from Police Watchdog

Cleveland’s top police officer, Iain Spittal, has said that today’s good rating from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), shows that Cleveland Police is on the right track.

Read more 01/03/2017

Police warn of ‘a zero tolerance approach’ when it comes to new mobile phone laws

Cleveland and Durham’s Specialist Operations Unit is to take part in a nationally co-ordinated week-long operation to enforce new penalties for using a mobile phone while driving.

Read more 28/02/2017

From Co-op to Cop Shop for Middlesbrough Volunteer Laura

A shop supervisor is flying the flag for special constables after achieving more than 1000 hours of voluntary service across Middlesbrough in 2016.

Read more 16/02/2017

The Search is on for Cleveland’s Next Cohort of Rookies!

Cleveland Police is looking for dynamic men and women to join the Force as new recruits.

Read more 09/02/2017

Criminal Justice partners encourage North East FGM victims to report

Criminal Justice partners and voluntary sector support services are encouraging victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the region to come forward to raise awareness of their plight.

Read more 06/02/2017

Force Welcomes New Fleet of Vehicles to Help Improve Efficiency and Resilience

A new fleet of vehicles has been delivered to Cleveland Police which will give more flexibility and resilience to frontline officers.

Read more 06/02/2017

Parents! Join in our Webchat on Safer Internet Use

Safer Internet Day 2017 is tomorrow (Tuesday 7th February) and the force is hosting a web chat with a specialist Cybercrime Sergeant and his colleague, a Sergeant from the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT).

Read more 06/02/2017

Police Partner with Care Homes to Safeguard People with Dementia

Cleveland Police has teamed up with local care homes to provide a safe haven for missing people with dementia.

Read more 30/01/2017

Police Service “Evolves” With New Appointment

Xanthe Tait, formerly the Chief Crown Prosecutor for North Yorkshire and a senior prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service, has taken up a new role as ...

Read more 23/01/2017

Cleveland Police Welcomes First Cohort of Officers in Seven Years

Cleveland Police has welcomed the first cohort of fully qualified officers into the Force for seven years.

Read more 20/01/2017

Police Act on Mobile Phone Menace

Police are warning there will be no hiding place next week for any motorists across Cleveland and Durham tempted to use their mobile phones while driving.

Read more 19/01/2017

Cleveland Police Leaders Meet Minister for Fair Deal for Teesside

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable for Cleveland have met with the Policing Minister to call for Teessiders not to be forgotten in plans for the new police funding formula

Read more 16/01/2017

Direct Entry Inspector Programme

External candidates are being invited to apply for direct level entry to the police at Inspector rank.

Read more 12/01/2017

Begin the New Year - Apply to Become a PCSO or a Special Constable

Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and Special Constables to join Cleveland Police on Wednesday 25th January.

Read more 11/01/2017

173 Drivers Arrested During Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign

173 drivers have been arrested during a Christmas drink and drug driving campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 10/01/2017

Innovative Property Marking Machine Launched to Target Travelling Criminals

An innovative machine which is used to protect property and deter thieves and burglars is being launched in Cleveland.

Read more 05/01/2017

Police leaders announce major changes to way force investigates complaints.

Read more 04/01/2017

£2.5million Drugs and Cash Seized Across Cleveland Last Year

Drugs and cash in excess of £2.5m were seized by officers from Cleveland Police’s Community Drugs Enforcement Team across Cleveland last year.

Read more