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Police Issue Safety Advice for Revellers over Festive Period

In the run up to the busy festive period, when members of the public are out socialising, police are reminding people to stay safe whilst out enjoying themselves.

Read more 14/12/2017

Emergency Services Pledge Commitment to People with Dementia

Emergency services are pledging their dedication to improve services and care for people living with dementia by signing a ‘Strategic Commitment on Dementia’ with the charity Alzheimer’s Society.

Read more 14/12/2017


• Ground-breaking rapid response scheme – the Banking Protocol – means local branch staff can alert police and Trading Standards to suspected frauds taking place
• Since the scheme rolled out in Cleveland in March 2017, £258,000 of fraud has been stopped leading to 8 arrests
• Nationally the Protocol has stopped more than £9 million of potential fraud in first year of operation, with 101 arrests made

Read more 12/12/2017

Inspectors report that Everyone Matters at Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police continues to improve the way in which it treats all the people it serves with fairness and respect.

Read more 07/12/2017

Specialist Officers Working to Keep Youngsters Safe Online

As local results from a UK and European Force operation tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse and internet facilitated offending have been issued*, the force is highlighting the work carried out by recently appointed specialist officers who work with schools and communities to keep children and young people safe in their neighbourhood and while they’re online.

Read more 05/12/2017

Cleveland Police Cadets Awarded at Ceremony

Cleveland Police Cadets have been recognised for their hard work over the past year at an award ceremony held at Cleveland Police Headquarters in Middlesbrough on Friday 1st December.

Read more 05/12/2017

Six Arrests as Force Participates in Europe-Wide Action on Online Child Abuse and Grooming

Six men were arrested in just four days as Cleveland Police joined UK and European forces in a National Crime Agency (NCA) led operation tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Read more 01/12/2017

PCC and Force Mark International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd December) marks International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

This important date provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the atrocities of Modern Slavery, promote how incidents of Modern Slavery can be reported and outline ways that the UK government and authorities are tackling this issue.

Read more 23/11/2017

Christmas shopping fraud reports rise by a quarter as more people are defrauded on online auction sites

  • Action Fraud Christmas shopping reports rise by over a quarter in 2016
  • 15,423 people reported being a victim of shopping fraud
  • Online auction fraud accounted for 65% of reports
  • Victims reported losing over £16 million in total, 45% more than the year before
  • Men aged 20-29 most commonly fall victim

Read more 21/11/2017

Cleveland victims of crime reminded about Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Week began yesterday, Monday 20th November and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger and Cleveland Police are highlighting how restorative justice can help victims cope and recover following a crime.

Read more 20/11/2017

Organised Walk & Events in Aid of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to respect members of the transgender and gender variant community who have been murdered worldwide.

Read more 15/11/2017

Police Issue Christmas Presents Reminder

Police are reminding members of the public who may be planning to buy vehicles such as motorcycles, mini motos and quad bikes as Christmas presents to check the laws before buying.

Read more 09/11/2017

Police take part in two-week National Firearms Surrender

Cleveland Police are holding a two week firearms and ammunition surrender this Autumn in line with the national campaign.

Read more 09/11/2017

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.

Read more 07/11/2017

Settlement of proposed claims

Following proceedings in the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Cleveland Police engaged in a mediation process to resolve an individual’s proposed claims for damages. A settlement has now been reached with Mr Mark Dias. A joint statement is now available on the Cleveland Police website here

Read more 01/11/2017

More Than 50 Uninsured Vehicles Seized During Campaign

More than 50 uninsured vehicles were seized during a week-long crackdown on vehicles being used on roads without insurance.

Read more 24/10/2017

Crime Prevention Team Launch ‘Lights Against Crime’ Campaign to Deter Burglars

Cleveland Police Crime Prevention Team has launched a campaign to encourage members of the public to keep their homes illuminated.

Read more 24/10/2017

Police and Partners Target Youth Antisocial Behaviour in Middlesbrough

As a result of recent increases in youth–related antisocial behaviour (ASB) and damage, a multi-agency operation is underway in parts of Middlesbrough.

Read more 24/10/2017

Cleveland anti-slavery network

A new anti-slavery network is being established in Cleveland by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Read more 23/10/2017

Cleveland Police Recognises its ‘Stars’ at Annual Awards

Cleveland Police has recognised staff, volunteers and partners at the annual Chief Constable’s Star Awards.

Read more 23/10/2017

Crime and disorder will not be tolerated

Crime and disorder will not be tolerated - police and partners have warned youths and parents in the run up to the school holidays.

Read more 20/10/2017

Chief Constable to retire from policing after 31 years of service

After serving the communities of North Yorkshire and Cleveland for more than 30 years, Cleveland Police Chief Constable Iain Spittal is retiring.

Read more 12/10/2017

Officers To Highlight New Tool To Help Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Victims of domestic abuse, stalking or harassment are to receive information on an app which could help protect them in dangerous or potentially life-threatening situations.

Read more 10/10/2017

Police and Crime Commissioner fights to protect police numbers

Police jobs will not be lost in Cleveland due to the Government’s unfunded pay award for officers, thanks to the efforts of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Read more 10/10/2017

Force Supports World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2017 is today (Tuesday 10th October) and with this year’s theme being Mental Health in the Workplace, the force has confirmed its commitment to supporting staff with their mental well-being.

Read more 26/09/2017

Applications Now Open for Cleveland Police Volunteers

Applications are now open for police volunteers in a number of exciting roles within Cleveland Police.

Read more 19/09/2017

Cleveland Police Makes Progress

Cleveland Police is making progress in its handling of complaints, according to a national report.

Read more 18/09/2017

Operation Steel Blue - A Summer of Success

Drugs, growing equipment, cash and even weapons were seized over the summer after officers from Middlesbrough’s neighbourhood policing teams launched Operation Steel Blue.

Read more 14/09/2017

Six Forces Join Together for the 15th Time to Crackdown on Rural Crime

Six Forces joined together for the 15th time last night in a bid to tackle criminals operating and travelling between counties in the north of England.

Read more 07/09/2017

Dip your toes into the world of policing…

Five exceptional individuals are being recruited to put the world of police dogs, firearms, neighbourhood policing and major crime under the microscope as part of an independent audit committee.

Read more 04/09/2017

Force Seeks to Appoint New Ethics Lead from Outside Policing

In a move seen as ground-breaking in British policing, a force is looking to appoint a new lead for standards and ethics, to bring their experience to the organisation whether or not they’re from a policing background.

Read more 01/09/2017

50 years of dedication from volunteer Karel

A selfless volunteer has been honoured by Cleveland Police after reaching fifty years of charitable service.

Read more 23/08/2017

Keeping Knives off the Streets - Total of 278 Knives Handed in During Amnesties

Following on from the success of Cleveland Police’s knife amnesty earlier this year, when 172 knives and sharp implements were handed in, the second leg of the operation has resulted in a further 106 knives being surrendered anonymously.

Read more 21/08/2017

Cleveland Police Sergeant Saving Lives on Land and Sea

A Cleveland Police sergeant will feature in a BBC Two documentary following the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Read more 18/08/2017

Charity to Benefit from Officers’ Fundraising Efforts

A local charity is set to benefit from a donation from a group of recently sworn in police officers.

Read more 15/08/2017

Antisocial Behaviour Closure Order Issued to Troublesome Tenants in Stockton

Police in Stockton have issued an Antisocial Behaviour Closure Order to evict two tenants from a property where alleged drug dealing and antisocial behaviour have become commonplace.

Read more 15/08/2017

Huge Strides in Mental Health Provision on Teesside

Fewer people in mental health crisis are being taken to police cells thanks to an innovative scheme which places nurses alongside police officers on the streets.

Read more 10/08/2017

Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Officers ‘Adopt a Post Office’

Middlesbrough has become the second local policing area in Cleveland to launch the ‘Adopt a Post Office’ scheme.

Read more 10/08/2017

Police Interceptors is Back!

Police Interceptors will return to TV screens across the country featuring officers from Cleveland and Durham as filming began on another two series’ of the show on Tuesday 8th August.

Read more 08/08/2017

Over a Million Pounds Worth of Drugs Seized in Six Months

Cleveland Police has seized over a million pounds worth of drugs in the first six months of this year.

Read more 04/08/2017

Torch Relay to Raise Awareness of Blue Light Mental Health

Emergency service workers are to raise awareness of mental health as they take a special torch on a tour of Cleveland.

Read more 26/07/2017

Minister Tours Area and Hears from Police Leaders on Visit to Cleveland

Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service, visited the Cleveland Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) HQ at Wynyard on Wednesday July 26th as part of a visit to talk to Cleveland Police Chief Constable Iain Spittal and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger.

Read more 26/07/2017

135 Drivers Intoxicated During Summer Campaign

135 drivers were found to be driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs during a recent summer campaign.

Read more 25/07/2017

Officers Let the Games Begin!

Officers from Cleveland Police are bringing fun and games to youngsters across the county.

Read more 21/07/2017

Applications Open for Voluntary Role to Advise Police

The search is on for a remarkable individual to lead an advisory group for policing on Teesside as a volunteer.

Read more 21/07/2017

Fallen Police Officers Remembered on Gruelling Cycle Journey

Police officers killed in the line of duty are to be remembered as a team of serving officers embark on a gruelling 225 mile cycle journey from York.

Read more 18/07/2017

Joint Boat Patrols Tackle Offences on River Tees

Neighbourhood police officers have joined forces with the Environment Agency to patrol the River Tees as part of a partnership approach to tackling a range of offences.

Read more 17/07/2017

Operation Kestrel Targets Foreign National Offenders

Law enforcement agencies in the North East have today launched a multi-agency operation targeting foreign national offenders in the region.

Read more 14/07/2017

Save A Life and Surrender Your Knife

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 07/07/2017

£420,000 Grant to Transform Sexual Violence Services in Cleveland

Sexual violence services in Cleveland are set to receive a £420,000 boost from the Home Office after a successful bid led by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Read more 07/07/2017

Student Officers Raise Cash for Redcar Lifeboat Station

Student officers are raising money for a local charity whilst completing their probationary period on their way to becoming fully-fledged police officers.

Read more 06/07/2017

Cleveland Police warning to parents and victims over Snapchat map

Police are warning parents and victims about a new snapchat feature, which could be ‘live streaming’ the activities of children and vulnerable people to complete strangers.

Read more 04/07/2017

Eyes in the Skies as Police and Partners Tackle Grove Hill Crime

Police and partners working long term in Middlesbrough’s Grove Hill have turned to technology in their on-going fight against crime and antisocial behaviour.

Read more 03/07/2017

£1.8million Savings Made after New Custody Contract Agreed

Savings of around £1.8million are being made after the Police and Crime Commissioner agreed a new contract for custody management services in Cleveland.

Read more 03/07/2017

Road Safety Initiative Aimed at Driving Down Road Deaths Launches in Cleveland

A road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths is being introduced in Cleveland.

Read more 26/06/2017

Over 1400 Computers Infected with Trojan Horse Malware in Cleveland

Cyber crime specialists from Cleveland Police believe that there are over 1400 computers affected with a Trojan horse in the Cleveland area.

Read more 23/06/2017

Events to Launch Summer Insecure House Burglaries Campaign

To mark the launch of a summer campaign to raise awareness of insecure house burglaries and how to try to prevent them, members of the public are being invited to attend pop-up shops across Cleveland.

Read more 16/06/2017

National Victims’ Commissioner praises services in Cleveland

The national Victims’ Commissioner says she’s very impressed with the work being done in Cleveland to support victims of crime.

Read more 14/06/2017

Drivers Chilled about Alcoholic Ice Lollies could Land in Hot Water

Traffic officers are reminding drivers who are too chilled about the new gin and tonic ice lollies that they could land themselves in hot water.

Read more 13/06/2017

172 Lives Potentially Saved Following Knife Amnesty

Officers from Cleveland Police have said that a recent knife amnesty could have saved lives after 172 knives and sharp objects were handed in during the latest campaign.

Read more 06/06/2017

Cadets Praised Following Hartlepool Care Home Renovation

Four police cadets have been praised by Cleveland Police chiefs after they volunteered to spruce up the garden of a Hartlepool care home.

Read more 02/06/2017

Operations Carried Out by Special Constabulary as National Specials Weekend Takes Place

Special Constables will be taking part in operations across Cleveland as part of National Specials Weekend (Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June).

Read more 02/06/2017

Police have a new mobile van to speed up online investigations

The Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT) now has a dedicated van to aid them to carry out pre checks of devices at the source of their enquiry.

Read more 01/06/2017

Summer Drink and Drug Drive Campaign Launched

Officers across Cleveland and Durham will take part in the national summer drink and drug drive campaign today, Thursday, 1st June.

Read more 01/06/2017

Thousands of Pounds Raised for Charities through Police Interceptors Calendars

More than £5,000 has been raised for charity from the sale of calendars featuring officers from the Channel 5 programme Police Interceptors.

Read more 07/06/2017

Police and Partners Smoke Out Grove Hill Offenders

A multi-agency operation in Middlesbrough’s Grove Hill has seen numerous summonses issued, cars and bikes seized and dispersal orders put in place and police have pledged the activity will continue for the foreseeable future.

Read more 26/05/2017

New Software Makes Cleveland Police Website More Accessible

The Cleveland Police website has become more accessible and user friendly thanks to a new software solution.

Read more 19/05/2017

Overnight Crackdown on Cross Border Criminality

Cleveland Police and colleagues from other northern forces took part in a multi-force operation yesterday in a bid to tackle travelling criminals operating between counties in the North of England.

Read more 19/05/2017

Stockton Charity Group aid Vulnerable Victims

Cleveland Police’s VEMT (vulnerable, exploited, missing or trafficked) team have been working with a Stockton Charity who are supplying the team with emergency provisions bags to help victims of trafficking.

Read more 17/05/2017

Hundreds of People Taking Part in Dementia Scheme as Film Released

Police have reached out to hundreds of people as part of a scheme to help in the search for vulnerable people with dementia.

Read more 16/05/2017

Two PCSOs Awarded Commendations after Helping to Save a Man’s Life

Two Police Community Support Officers (PSCOs) have been awarded Chief Officer’s Commendation Awards after their involvement in helping to save a vulnerable man’s life.

Read more 12/05/2017

Police Act to Tackle Rogue Traders

This week police across the north east have joined forces with colleagues across the UK to tackle the menace of rogue traders.

Read more 11/05/2017

Stockton Charity Group aid Vulnerable Victims

Cleveland Police’s VEMT (vulnerable, exploited, missing or trafficked) team have been working with a Stockton Charity who are supplying the team with emergency provisions bags to help victims of trafficking

Read more 11/05/2017

Champions Light the Way for Mental Health Awareness to Police

A special group of police officers and staff have been trained to help colleagues look after their mental health and reduce stigma as trained Blue Light Champions.

Read more 08/05/2017

New Figures Highlight Mental Health Related Incidents

New figures released today by Cleveland Police reveal the number of times that officers have been called to help those experiencing mental health problems.

Read more 05/05/2017

Special Constables attend Attestation Ceremony at Police Headquarters

Fourteen Special Constables have been sworn in by Martin Slimings JP at a ceremony at Police Headquarters which was overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Roberts.

Read more 04/05/2017

Heavy Goods Operation Catches 35 Offenders

35 offences were found during an operation to target heavy goods vehicles across the main arterial routes in Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 04/05/2017

Video link will help break down barriers for sexual violence victims

Vulnerable sexual violence victims who feel too afraid to appear in court will now have access to a new video link to give evidence.

Read more 02/05/2017

Cleveland Police Appoint Two New Assistant Chief Constables

Cleveland Police has appointed two new senior officers to help it achieve its vision of safer and stronger communities.

Read more 02/05/2017

National Knife Amnesty Starts Today

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 27/04/2017

Hundreds of Drivers Caught Speeding During Campaign

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers saw almost 80 drivers per day caught going too fast across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

Read more 26/04/2017

Police officers valiant efforts to save woman from drowning praised by Chief Constable

Three police constables have been praised for their valiant efforts to save a woman from drowning off the coast of Saltburn.

Read more 18/04/2017

Cleveland Police take another step in Tackling Rural Crime


Read more 13/04/2017

Student Officers Join Neighbourhood Policing

Twenty-two student police officers have joined neighbourhood policing teams across Cleveland to continue their probationary periods, in the first move of its kind for Cleveland Police.

Read more 13/04/2017

Police warn - increase your speed, increase your chance of a collision

Collision investigators believe that now the fine weather is here, drivers are at increased risk of a collision that at any other time of the year and are launching a week long campaign to combat excess speed.

Read more 12/04/2017

Cleveland Police Praised by National Police Watchdog

Cleveland Police has been praised by a national watchdog in its annual review of policing in England and Wales.

Read more 10/04/2017

Police and Partners Run Day of Action, South Bank

Officers from Cleveland Police, the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) and GAIN (Government Agency Intelligence Network) ran a day of action in the South Bank area on Friday (7th April 2017).

Read more 04/04/2017

Businesses Invited to Attend Free Cyber Security Event

Ethical hackers, the UK’s Police Lead on Cyber Crime, and experts on cyber security are among speakers at a FREE event for local businesses next month.

Read more 03/04/2017

Save A Life And Surrender Your Knife

Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.

Read more 30/03/2017

Cleveland Police offer support to East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is supporting East Cleveland’s ‘Klondike Grand Prix’ this weekend by giving over 35 unclaimed bikes which have been held in storage.

Read more 28/03/2017

Risk to Lives Highlighted by Seatbelt Campaign

Over 100 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign.

Read more 20/03/2017

Social Media Users Warned About Online Offending

Social media users are being reminded to be responsible for what they say or repost on Facebook and other forums after Cleveland Police has seen a significant rise in the number of offences recorded under the Malicious Communications Act.

Read more 14/03/2017

Specialist Team Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

As child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness day 2017 approaches (Saturday 18th March), Cleveland Police is highlighting the work of a recently established team whose work focuses heavily on CSE.

Read more 13/03/2017

Seatbelts Save Lives

Roads policing officers across Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign beginning today.

Read more 09/03/2017

11 Arrests After Rural Crime Clampdown

Nearly 200 officers, volunteers and individuals from partner agencies teamed up last night in a joint operation to tackle rural crime.

Read more 02/03/2017

Force on the Right Track following Good Rating from Police Watchdog

Cleveland’s top police officer, Iain Spittal, has said that today’s good rating from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), shows that Cleveland Police is on the right track.

Read more 01/03/2017

Police warn of ‘a zero tolerance approach’ when it comes to new mobile phone laws

Cleveland and Durham’s Specialist Operations Unit is to take part in a nationally co-ordinated week-long operation to enforce new penalties for using a mobile phone while driving.

Read more 28/02/2017

From Co-op to Cop Shop for Middlesbrough Volunteer Laura

A shop supervisor is flying the flag for special constables after achieving more than 1000 hours of voluntary service across Middlesbrough in 2016.

Read more 16/02/2017

The Search is on for Cleveland’s Next Cohort of Rookies!

Cleveland Police is looking for dynamic men and women to join the Force as new recruits.

Read more 09/02/2017

Criminal Justice partners encourage North East FGM victims to report

Criminal Justice partners and voluntary sector support services are encouraging victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the region to come forward to raise awareness of their plight.

Read more 06/02/2017

Force Welcomes New Fleet of Vehicles to Help Improve Efficiency and Resilience

A new fleet of vehicles has been delivered to Cleveland Police which will give more flexibility and resilience to frontline officers.

Read more 06/02/2017

Parents! Join in our Webchat on Safer Internet Use

Safer Internet Day 2017 is tomorrow (Tuesday 7th February) and the force is hosting a web chat with a specialist Cybercrime Sergeant and his colleague, a Sergeant from the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT).

Read more 06/02/2017

Police Partner with Care Homes to Safeguard People with Dementia

Cleveland Police has teamed up with local care homes to provide a safe haven for missing people with dementia.

Read more 30/01/2017

Police Service “Evolves” With New Appointment

Xanthe Tait, formerly the Chief Crown Prosecutor for North Yorkshire and a senior prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service, has taken up a new role as ...

Read more 23/01/2017

Cleveland Police Welcomes First Cohort of Officers in Seven Years

Cleveland Police has welcomed the first cohort of fully qualified officers into the Force for seven years.

Read more 20/01/2017

Police Act on Mobile Phone Menace

Police are warning there will be no hiding place next week for any motorists across Cleveland and Durham tempted to use their mobile phones while driving.

Read more 19/01/2017

Cleveland Police Leaders Meet Minister for Fair Deal for Teesside

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable for Cleveland have met with the Policing Minister to call for Teessiders not to be forgotten in plans for the new police funding formula

Read more 16/01/2017

Direct Entry Inspector Programme

External candidates are being invited to apply for direct level entry to the police at Inspector rank.

Read more 12/01/2017

Begin the New Year - Apply to Become a PCSO or a Special Constable

Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and Special Constables to join Cleveland Police on Wednesday 25th January.

Read more 11/01/2017

173 Drivers Arrested During Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign

173 drivers have been arrested during a Christmas drink and drug driving campaign across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 10/01/2017

Innovative Property Marking Machine Launched to Target Travelling Criminals

An innovative machine which is used to protect property and deter thieves and burglars is being launched in Cleveland.

Read more 05/01/2017

Police leaders announce major changes to way force investigates complaints.

Read more 04/01/2017

£2.5million Drugs and Cash Seized Across Cleveland Last Year

Drugs and cash in excess of £2.5m were seized by officers from Cleveland Police’s Community Drugs Enforcement Team across Cleveland last year.

Read more 29/12/2016

Coercive Control – An Under-reported Crime

On the first anniversary of the offence of coercive control (29th December) Cleveland Police has confirmed that it is very much an under-reported issue.

Read more 23/12/2016

Esh Build Announced as Community Safety Hub Build Partner

Esh Build has been named as the build partner for the new state-of-the-art Community Safety Hub in Hemlington, following a competitive procurement process.

Read more 16/12/2016

Police Remind Public to Stay Safe over the Festive Period

With the busy festive period approaching, police are reminding members of the public to stay safe whilst out enjoying themselves.

Read more 12/12/2016

Cyber Crime Event Invitation

Cleveland Police’s Cyber Crime Team is hosting a Cyber Crime Awareness Event to provide online safety advice and to answer any questions and concerns the public may have when using the internet.

Read more 08/12/2016

Clampdown on Cross-Border Criminals Involved in Countryside Crime

It was all hands on deck this week, when over 200 police officers and volunteers took part in December’s major clampdown on rural crime.

Read more 07/12/2016

Lives Put in Danger Due to Inappropriate Calls

A call to the 999 service about a strawberry falling on the floor is one of many inappropriate and hoax calls made to Cleveland Police on the emergency 999 number this year.

Read more 01/12/2016

Christmas Gift for Designated Drivers

Police launching their Christmas drink and drug drive message have teamed up with a local venue to offer free soft drinks to designated drivers.

Read more 30/11/2016

Don’t Panic and Don’t Pay – Cleveland Police Backs National Campaign to Advise and Support “Sextortion” Victims

Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be falling victim to sextortion every year, according to the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.

Read more 29/11/2016

Cleveland PCC Recognised for Transparency for Second Year Running

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger has been named among the top PCCs in the country for openness and transparency.

Read more 28/11/2016

Victims of Modern Slavery Urged to Call New Helpline

Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, and Cleveland Police specialist detectives are urging victims of modern day slavery to seek help using a new dedicated helpline.

Read more 24/11/2016

Creative Youngsters Praised for Highlighting Criminal Damage

Artistic and community-minded youngsters were guests of honour at a special awards ceremony hosted by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner last night (Wednesday 23rd November).

Read more 23/11/2016

Cleveland Police Continues to Support International Restorative Justice Week

Cleveland Police alongside Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, are again supporting Restorative Justice Week.

Read more 22/11/2016

Recruitment Begins for Police Staff to Join Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police is inviting members of the public to attend a recruitment event after 15 exciting police staff roles have become available thanks to funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger.

Read more 18/11/2016

Hartlepool Youngsters ‘Take Over’ PCC Office for the Day

Four Hartlepool children gained an exclusive look at the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland today as part of National Takeover Challenge.

Read more 14/11/2016

Campaign Launched to Target Drivers Distracted by Mobile Phones

People who use their mobile phones whilst driving are to be targeted in a week-long campaign, beginning today, Monday 14th November.

Read more 10/11/2016

Honours Handed Out at Community Safety Awards

Cleveland Police officers, staff and members of the public have been honoured at a ceremony for their outstanding dedication and commitment to looking after our communities.

Read more 01/11/2016

Major Investigation Team Launches

Today, 1st November 2016, sees the launch of the Major Investigation Team – a joint team that will operate across Cleveland and North Yorkshire Police Force areas from bases at Middlesbrough and Harrogate.

Read more 28/10/2016

Keep Burglars Away By Keeping Your Home Bright at Night

The dark nights have drawn in and officers are reminding people to ensure that their homes are bright at night to help prevent potential burglaries.

Read more 28/10/2016

86 Uninsured Vehicles Seized During Week-Long Operation

86 uninsured vehicles were taken off Cleveland and Durham’s roads during a week of action targeting those flouting insurance laws.

Read more 28/10/2016

Crime is Not Mischief, Warn Police and Partners

Crime should not be mistaken for mischief - police and partners have warned youths and parents in the run up to “mischief night” in Cleveland.

Read more 27/10/2016

69 Driving Offences Discovered During Week of Activity

Driving offences including fraudulent use of tachographs and vehicles with excessively heavy loads were discovered during a recent week of activity.

Read more 27/10/2016

106 Knives Handed in Following Knife Amnesty

Machetes, hunting knives and meat cleavers were amongst 106 knives and sharp objects handed in to Cleveland Police during a knife amnesty.

Read more 21/10/2016

Police Cements Commitment to Guide Dogs Charity

Cleveland Police has cemented the firm commitment to thoroughly investigate attacks on assistance dogs, by signing a new protocol with the Guide Dogs charity.

Read more 20/10/2016

Wear Red Day 2016

Cleveland Police, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger and partners Sopra Steria and Tascor are showing support for Wear Red Day 2016 for ...

Read more 18/10/2016


From Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless:

Read more 14/10/2016

Team Nominated for Regional Awards for Work with Syrian Refugees

A team of neighbourhood officers have been shortlisted in two categories of the 2016 North East Equality Awards for their work to help vulnerable refugees settle into the Hartlepool community.

Read more 14/10/2016

Officers Urge People to Surrender Knives During National Knife Crime Campaign

Cleveland Police is supporting a national knife amnesty aimed at tackling knife crime.

Read more 13/10/2016

National Campaign to Tackle Criminal Scams Launched

A new campaign has been launched to raise awareness of scams and encourage people to take a stand against them.

Read more 12/10/2016

New Deputy Chief Constable Appointed

Cleveland Police is pleased to announce that Simon Nickless has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable.

Read more 11/10/2016

Specials Cohort Begin Training

A new cohort of Special Constables will start learning the ropes this week when they begin an intensive training programme at the Cleveland Police Headquarters on Ladgate Lane in Middlesbrough.

Read more 10/10/2016

Supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week

Cleveland Police and the PCC for Cleveland are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week and we are reminding people to use the online reporting tool TrueVision at

Read more 07/10/2016

Nowhere to hide for cross-border criminals, as police forces unite in country’s largest rural policing operation

Dozens of police officers and volunteers took part in a major clampdown on rural criminals on Wednesday 5th October.

Read more 04/10/2016

Police Press Ahead with Operation Linen

Police carried out a second day of action under Operation Linen today (Tuesday 4th October), targeting suspected class A drug dealers and those believed to be involved in buying and selling counterfeit goods in central Middlesbrough.

Read more 30/09/2016

Sporting Scheme Launched in Schools to Educate Children on Crime

Officers have launched a pilot scheme aimed at keeping children fit whilst educating them about issues including antisocial behaviour, criminal damage and bullying.

Read more 28/09/2016

Specialist Mental Health Co-ordinator Assists Force Control Room

A dedicated Mental Health Co-ordinator has been temporarily based in Cleveland Police’s control room as the force and Tees Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust trial new ways of supporting people with mental ill health.

Read more 22/09/2016

Probationer officers complete their initial training

Twenty three police officer recruits have spent the last 24 weeks following a rigorous training regime and are now ready to take up their new roles.

Read more 22/09/2016

Chief Officers Become ‘Dementia Friends’

Chief officers and other senior staff from Cleveland Police and Sopra Steria have shown their commitment to better understand the needs of people living with dementia by becoming ‘Dementia Friends’.

Read more 13/09/2016

Police Cadets Appeal for New Recruits & Volunteers

The Cleveland Police Cadet Programme is currently recruiting new cadets and volunteers to be a part of their team.

Read more 13/09/2016

Schoolchildren invited to enter criminal damage impact competition

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger is inviting children from local primary and secondary schools to become involved in a competition outlining the impact criminal damage has on their community.

Read more 12/09/2016

Cleveland Police Launches Everyone Matters Consultation

Everyone Matters – that’s the message from Cleveland Police as the Force launches a consultation on a new approach to equality, diversity and human rights.

Read more 09/09/2016

Belt Up - For Your Children's Sake

Road policing crews from Cleveland and Durham Police are supporting a Europe-wide seatbelt campaign next week.

Read more 01/09/2016

The Police Interceptors are Back!

The road policing cops of Cleveland and Durham are back on screen next Monday, September 5th with a brand new series of ‘Police Interceptors’.

Read more 19/08/2016

Ask Police Your Questions on Speeding

Members of the public can take the opportunity to ask police questions regarding speeding during a live web chat.

Read more 01/08/2016

Merged Police Dog Section Will Boost "PD Power"

Today, (1 August 2016) marks the launch of the new police dog service across North Yorkshire Police, Cleveland Police and Durham Constabulary.

Read more 19/07/2016

Video to Warn Youngsters on the Dangers of Speaking to Unknown People on Social Media

The dangers of speaking to strangers online have been highlighted in a new video for children and young people.

Read more 19/07/2016

Can you spare a few hours a week to volunteer?

People with a few hours spare each week can apply for volunteer positions in the force from next Monday (25th July).

Read more 15/07/2016

Nominations Invited for Community Heroes Awards Ceremony

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, is inviting people in Cleveland to nominate individuals who make a difference within their local community for the Cleveland Community Safety Award.

Read more 14/07/2016

Football Operations Unit Launches Twitter Accounts for Football Fans

Football fans are being encouraged to follow two new Twitter accounts in the run up to the beginning of the new season.

Read more 13/07/2016

Police tell of family anguish when loved ones travel to conflict zones

Counter terrorism officers launch new film

Read more 11/07/2016

£1.5 Million Drugs Go Up in Smoke in Furnace

More than £1.5 million worth of cannabis plants, crack cocaine, heroin and amphetamine have gone up in smoke in a furnace this morning.

Read more 07/07/2016

Iain Spittal Announced as Chief Constable

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has appointed Iain Spittal as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.

Read more 29/06/2016

Do You Have A Few Hours To Spare Each Month? Force To Offer Volunteering Opportunities

Local people who want to make a difference in their community will soon be able to apply for a volunteering role in the force.

Read more 24/06/2016

Cleveland PCC Announces Recommendation for Permanent Chief Constable

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is recommending that the current Temporary Chief Constable, Iain Spittal, be appointed as the Force’s permanent Chief Constable.

Read more 22/06/2016

Travel Agents across Cleveland Again Help to Spread Crime Prevention Message

Local travel agents across Cleveland are again helping to spread the message that if you advertise your break on social media, then you invite burglars to break-in.

Read more 17/06/2016

Incident involving police dog and member of the public

At around 6:05pm on Monday 6th June a police officer was exercising a police dog near to Ormesby Stables in Eston, when the dog injured a 28-year-old local man who was in the area.

Read more 16/06/2016

Cleveland Police Dismantles 11-Strong Organised Crime Gang

Eleven members of a gang which carried out armed robberies around the country, including two in jewellers’ shops in Cleveland, have been sentenced today. They received a combined prison sentence of over 100 years.

Read more 15/06/2016

Show Racism the Red Card – Euro2016 England Team poster launch

Today, Wednesday 15th June, ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ (SRtRC) will be launching a special England team poster to commemorate participation in Euro 2016 and ...

Read more 10/06/2016

Red card warning by police for Euro tournament

Don’t get caught over the limit the morning after a night’s drinking – that’s the warning from police to motorists as the European football championships prepare to kick off.

Read more 07/06/2016

Large-Scale Exercise to put Emergency Services to the Test in Stockton

Residents across Stockton are being told not to be alarmed by scenes of a major incident on Tuesday 14th June, as the Local Resilience Forum gears up for one of the largest outdoor emergency exercises to take place in the town.

Read more 07/06/2016

Cleveland Police Cadets Win National Award for Work with People Suffering from Dementia

Cleveland Police Cadets have won a national award for their work with people suffering with dementia in the local community.

Read more 03/06/2016

Cleveland Special Constabulary Coordinate Operations for National Specials Weekend 2016

Special Constables will coordinate two operations across Cleveland during National Specials Weekend 2016.

Read more 03/06/2016

Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card During the Euro 2016 Tournament

Cleveland Police is issuing a stark warning to violent offenders as the start of the Euro 2016 tournament approaches.

Read more 27/05/2016

Rachel Wilson – Fourteen Years On

As the 14th anniversary of Rachel Wilson’s disappearance approaches, Cleveland Police continues to investigate her murder.

Read more 19/09/2016

Cleveland Police Cadets Win Second National Award for Work with People with Dementia

Cleveland Police Cadets have beaten stiff competition to win a second national award for their work with people living with dementia in the local community.

Read more 27/05/2016

Officers and Members of the Public Receive Commendations for Protecting a Vulnerable Woman

Well done to PC Matthew Simpson and PC Ian Stapley, who, alongside three female members of the public, received commendations for their brave and dedicated work in protecting a vulnerable woman.

Read more 26/05/2016

Superhero Police Officer Apprehends Would-Be Robber Whilst Out Dining With His Wife

Off-duty police officer who apprehended a robber whilst out for a meal with his wife is one of a number who have been honoured at a police award ceremony.

Read more 25/05/2016

Sergeant Shelli Runs her Way to Victory

Fitness fanatic Sergeant Shelli Gordon ran her way to victory last week when she was the first woman out of the ladies who participated to cross the finish line at the 11.2 mile PSUK Police National Fell Race.

Read more 25/05/2016

Further Step Forward for Community Safety Hub Plans

Plans to build a multi-million pound Community Safety Hub on land at Hemlington Grange in Middlesbrough have taken one step further with the signing of an agreement with Middlesbrough Council.

Read more 23/05/2016

Temporary Chief Constable to Host Community Click Web Chat

Cleveland’s Temporary Chief Constable Iain Spittal will be available to answer local residents’ questions on policing when he hosts a Community Click web chat tomorrow (Tuesday 24th May 2016) from 6pm.

Read more 23/05/2016

Dangers of Being Distracted Whilst Driving Highlighted in Dramatic Footage

Dramatic footage from the scene of a collision in which a woman was left paralysed is being released to highlight the dangers of drivers becoming distracted on the roads.

Read more 20/05/2016

Police Cadets and Neighbourhood Officers to Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders

Officers and Cadets will be offering valuable support in handing out padlock alarms and crime prevention leaflets on Sunday 22nd May, to reduce crime at allotments across Billingham and Stockton.

Read more 19/05/2016

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger Launches Chief Recruitment

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has made clear the high expectations he will set for a permanent Chief Constable, as he launches the recruitment process today.

Read more 16/05/2016

PCC and Force Supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland and the force are supporting this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which has relationships as its core theme.

Read more 27/04/2016

Police tackle new wave of crime in ‘Sextortion’

Cleveland Police have seen a marked increase in reports from victims falling foul of a relatively new crime known as ‘Sextortion’.

Read more 18/04/2016

Speeding Drivers Beware the 'Eye at Night'

A week-long crackdown on speeding motorists will see new ‘night vision’ safety cameras being used to deter drivers from going too fast.

Read more 15/04/2016

Direct Entry Inspector Programme

External candidates are being invited to apply for direct level entry to the police at Inspector rank.

Read more 15/04/2016

Cleveland Police Assist in National Crackdown on Rogue Traders

Cleveland Police took part in a national day of action on Wednesday 13th April targeting rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers across the UK as part of a week-long crime prevention initiative.

Read more 23/03/2016

One year old child among over 1,000 youngsters supported by domestic abuse initiative

An innovative scheme which supports children affected by domestic abuse has helped over 1,000 children in under a year.

Read more 22/03/2016

Launch of New Major Investigation Team in Cleveland and North Yorkshire

Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police have today announced the launch of a new joint team of ‘super-sleuths’ to investigate some of the most serious and sinister crimes including murder, kidnap, serial armed robberies and rape.

Read more 21/03/2016

£1.5million pledged to boost neighbourhood policing in Cleveland

Around £1.5million of investment is to be ploughed into neighbourhood policing in Cleveland, in a move that will lead to the creation of 40 new jobs for the area.

Read more 18/03/2016

Trainee Officers Raise Money for Domestic Abuse Charity

Trainee police officers will run 161 miles to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign.

Read more 18/03/2016

School children warned of the dangers of sexting

Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Day and as well as Cleveland Police taking part in the National campaign, children in a Billingham Secondary School are being warned of the dangers of storing and sending indecent images on their phones.

Read more 11/03/2016

Police Target Drivers Who Won't Belt Up

Road policing crews from Cleveland and Durham Police will be actively targeting any motorists not wearing a seatbelt as part of a week-long casualty reduction campaign.

Read more 11/03/2016

Off-Duty Officer Given Commendation for Saving a Child’s Life in the Sea

A heroic officer has been awarded a Chief Constable’s commendation at a ceremony held by Cleveland Police after saving the life of an 11-year-old boy.

Read more 10/03/2016

Special Rookies Sworn In at Ceremony

Cleveland Police welcomes a very special new cohort this month, when fourteen new Special Constables join the Force.

Read more 10/03/2016

Brand New Series of Police Interceptors Begins Next Week

The brand new series of Police Interceptors featuring officers from Cleveland and Durham begins on Monday 14th March at 8pm on Channel 5.

Read more 26/02/2016

Recruitment Begins for Police Community Support Officers to Join Cleveland Police

Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to join Cleveland Police on Monday 7th March.

Read more 25/02/2016

Commissioner Kick Starts Community Safety Roadshows

Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger will be kick starting a series of Community Safety Roadshows this Friday at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough.

Read more 25/02/2016

Officers and Staff Participate in World Record Attempt

Cleveland Police officers and staff have played their part in attempting a record-breaking challenge to complete 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days.

Read more 22/02/2016

Quick Actions of Officers Save Woman from Drowning in the Sea in Hartlepool

The quick actions of three officers have saved the life of a 45-year-old woman who was distressed and in danger in the sea at Hartlepool.

Read more 16/02/2016

High-tech way to deal with antisocial behaviour launched on Teesside

Cases of antisocial behaviour in Cleveland are to be dealt with more efficiently between police and partner agencies thanks to a new high-tech computer system.

Read more 15/02/2016

Every Second Counts When a Child is Reported Missing

Cleveland Police is supporting a national campaign launched today by charity Missing People, aimed at helping to save the lives of high risk missing children.

Read more 05/02/2016

Protecting our Children and Young People - Safer Internet Day 2016

Police and partners are asking parents and carers to play their part in keeping children safe while using the internet.

Read more 04/02/2016

Research into Front Desk Services to Lead to Cost Saving Changes

Research conducted by Cleveland Police has found that some front reception desks are so underused that they average less than one visitor per day.

Read more 04/02/2016

Response from Cleveland Police and Sopra Steria – for local/national mainstream media and local communities.

In June 2010, the Cleveland Police Authority, now OPCC, entered into a ten year Strategic Partnership Agreement with Steria, now Sopra Steria, to provide outsourced enabling services including ICT, finance, the control room and other support services.

Read more 26/01/2016

Communities and businesses offered child sexual exploitation (CSE) awareness training

Cleveland Police and Barnardo’s NIGHTWATCH project are working together and are extending the opportunity for communities and local businesses to take up the offer of receiving free training on child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Read more 26/01/2016

Sixteen New PCSOs Join Cleveland Police

Sixteen budding new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have joined Cleveland Police.

Read more 22/01/2016

New Temporary Chief Constable Leading Cleveland Police into 2016

A new Chief Constable with a wealth of experience is leading Cleveland Police into 2016.

Read more 14/01/2016

Plea from Syrian refugee mothers as numbers of female UK travellers rise

Latest figures from UK national counter terrorism policing show that women and girls are continuing to travel to Syria. The UK police service and partners launched a new film on Tuesday 12th January urging mothers to prevent further tragedies.

Read more 19/01/2016

Cleveland & Durham Police would like to invite people to join their Joint Independent Ethics Committee.

Both forces recognise that commitment to integrity is absolutely essential to the legitimacy of policing. We value public trust and confidence in policing and to earn this we need to be open to scrutiny and transparent. Our behaviours...

Read more 12/01/2016

Could You be a Police Officer? – Cleveland Police Launches Recruitment

Members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they could be a police officer, as Cleveland Police opens recruitment for police constables on 27th January.

Read more 11/01/2016

Stockton’s young victims of domestic abuse to be supported

Children and young people in Stockton-on-Tees affected by domestic violence will receive specialist support from this week.

Read more 08/01/2016

Keeping New Christmas Devices Safe Online

As teenagers get to grips with their new electronic Christmas presents, police are offering advice to parents to keep their children safe online.

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