Police & Crime Commissioner

Barry Coppinger was first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland on 22 November 2012. He was re-elected by the people of Cleveland on 5 May 2016 for a further four years.

He brings to the role a long track record of public service, including wide experience of policing and public protection services. He has served as a local councillor for well over 25 years and has held numerous posts including Executive Member for Public Protection, Chair of a Crime and Disorder Partnership and the Cleveland Joint Emergency Planning Committee, as well as serving as a member of the former Cleveland Police Authority.

He played a central role in introducing Neighbourhood Policing in Cleveland, and has experience of developing a wide range of public protection and anti-crime projects, including the roll-out of ‘Alley Gates’ and the introduction of ‘talking’ CCTV cameras.


Crime Statistics

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Police & Crime Commissioners

The role:

The Police and Crime Commissioner:

  • Represents the interests of local communities
  • Holds the Chief Constable to account for police performance
  • Sets the priorities for the Force and prepares the Police and Crime Plan
  • Appoints (and dismisses if necessary), the Chief Constable
  • Sets the Police budget and the part of council tax that goes to policing
  • Works with other agencies and partners to improve public safety
  • Commissions police and crime services

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