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.

Good Rating The rating forms part of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) annual inspection of police efficiency and leadership.

Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “This report is testament to the hard work of our officers and staff, who should be proud that their dedication and professionalism has been recognised so positively.

“I joined Cleveland Police in 2013 and, as previously announced, will retire later this year. In this time I can honestly say that this is the most positive report I have read about the progress we are making to deliver effective policing, protect our communities from harm and strengthen those same communities.

“The next Chief Constable of Cleveland Police will be in a position of leading a Force which has been recognised as a ‘good’ performer by HMICFRS and he or she will be well placed to continue our journey towards ‘outstanding’.

The report highlights the Force’s strengths in forward planning, understanding demand, listening to and receiving feedback from its workforce, seeking and implementing new ideas and effective partnership working.

Click here to download the report