Chief Constable Mike Veale

Mike Veale grew up in Chilcompton and Midsomer Norton, Somerset, and began his policing career as a police cadet aged 16 before joining Avon and Somerset Constabulary as a constable in 1984.

Mike spent his early service in various roles within uniform and CID before becoming Chief Inspector Operations within inner city Bristol and later serving as Detective Chief Inspector in Somerset.

In January 2005 Mike was promoted to Detective Superintendent and transferred to Wiltshire Police. In the same year he was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent as Head of CID.

He then led a programme to amalgamate HQ CID with the Force operations department to create a Protective Services Command.

Recent roles

In 2009 Mike was appointed Temporary Assistant Chief Constable. He then took up the post of divisional commander before going on to complete the strategic command course in 2011.

In March 2013, Mike became Deputy Chief Constable. Since then he has been responsible for the Force's transformation programme and integrating vital services with those of our council partners.

Mike took up post of Chief Constable on 1 June 2015 he left Wiltshire Police on 2nd March 2018

Mike took up his new post as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police on 5th March 2018

Mike is married with one son.

Contact Details

To contact Cleveland Police please use the non-emergency number 101

2018 - 2019 Expenses

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Salary and Package

Annual Salary


Housing Allowance

Allowances and expenses appropriate to the post will be paid in accordance with Police Regulations, determinations, and Cleveland Police policies and procedures

Provided Vehicle

Other Allowances

Hosuing Allowance £2403

Business Interests

Business Interests