Special Constable Chief Officer David Robinson

David joined Cleveland Police in 2010 and quickly ascended to the rank of Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary in December 2013.

As a front-line operational officer, David has worked in a variety of roles, including  being a member of a specialist CID operation, public order policing (including football matches), response policing and neighbourhood policing. In 2012 David, along with a colleague, received a commendation for intervening to prevent a vulnerable female falling from a bridge.

David works full-time in a civilian role, but key transferable skills from that role result in him being an effective and dynamic leader of the Special Constabulary at Cleveland. Under his leadership the learning and development of Special Constables has been transformed, ensuring a minimum standard is met, and leading to a significant number of his team being able to patrol independently for the first time.

David was recognised for his contribution to the communities of Cleveland in the Queen's New Year Honours' List in 2015 when he was awarded a British Empire Medal.

He actively works with charity Road Peace to support individuals and families impacted by serious and fatal road crashes and in what little spare time he has, David is also a Director of a local Multi-Academy Trust and performs with Cleveland Police Community Band.