21/05/2013 Hartlepool

Cleveland Police Unveils New Deputy Chief Constable

Cleveland Police has unveiled its new Deputy Chief Constable as Iain Spittal, who is currently serving as Assistant Chief Constable in North Yorkshire Police.

Cleveland Police has unveiled its new Deputy Chief Constable as Iain Spittal, who is currently serving as Assistant Chief Constable in North Yorkshire Police.

Iain was chosen from a strong field of five candidates, who went through a rigorous selection process involving internal and external stakeholders.

He takes up his post with Cleveland Police at the end of June.

Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Iain to the team; his commitment and his enthusiasm make him the ideal person to support me in the leadership of the Force and the changes we will implement moving forward.

“The last twenty months have been tough, and I have introduced some significant changes to the Force. However our officers, staff, and police partner staff have risen to the challenge and continued to drive down crime during this period.

“I look forward to working with Iain to embed these changes and provide a framework in which Cleveland Police and our partners can provide excellent policing services to our local communities.” 

Mr Spittal said "I am very much looking forward to joining Cleveland Police, bringing my own experiences to work with officers and staff who are committed to further reducing crime and antisocial behaviour.

"I am determined to ensure that we reduce harm, helping our communities to feel safer. I recognise that we can not achieve this on our own, particularly in the challenging financial environment, and look forward to building strong relationships with partners across Teesside.

"The "new" Cleveland Police is starting to take shape under the leadership of Chief Constable Cheer, I look forward to being an integral part of the journey in what is a new chapter for Cleveland Police."

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger said: “I would like to congratulate Iain Spittal and welcome him to Cleveland.

“I look forward to working with him in the future to ensure that the people of Cleveland truly get the best from our police force and that crime and antisocial behaviour continue to reduce.”

Biography
Iain Spittal joined North Yorkshire Police in September 1986. He undertook his probationary period as a Constable on the beat in Ryedale. At three years' service he transferred to road policing duties where he qualified as an advanced car driver and motorcyclist.
In 1994 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, in this role he under took general policing and custody officer duties.
In April 2000 he was promoted to the rank of Inspector and transferred to take over the role of Local Area Commander at Whitby. It was here that Iain feels he began his real journey in to leadership and developing teams.
In July 2003 Iain was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and took on a new role within NYP as the Head of Public Access. Following twelve months as Operational Commander on the Eastern Area of North Yorkshire he was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent taking over as the Area Commander for the City of York and Selby District in May 2005.
In December 2008 Iain transferred from Central Area to HQ to work as Chief of Staff supporting the Chief Constable and the strategic leadership team. Iain was successful in passing the Police National Assessment Centre in September 2009, progressing on to the national Strategic Command Course in January 2010.
From November 2010, Iain led the Human Resources Directorate holding responsibility for all HR related activity and leading delivery of the HR components of the Nine Steps Change programme.
Iain was promoted to Acting Assistant Chief Constable on 1 August 2011, with responsibilities for Safer Neighbourhood Delivery across North Yorkshire and the City of York.
On 16 April 2012 Iain was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable with responsibilities for Safer Neighbourhood Delivery across North Yorkshire and the City of York.

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