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Focus on rural crime in Cleveland

A plan was launched this week to combat crime and fear of crime in Cleveland Police’s rural areas as part of a ‘Rural Week of Action’.

Read more 07/09/2018

Photography Winners Announced Following Competition

17 talented photographers have been chosen to display their breathtaking photographs in the flagship hub for Cleveland Police following a competition held by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

Read more 07/09/2018

Police join forces in region-wide clampdown on rural crime

Five police forces covering 6,500 square miles of northern England came together last night in the largest rural policing operation of its kind.

Read more 06/09/2018

Officers Continue to Investigate the Disappearance of Naheed Khan

Cleveland Police are still investigating the disappearance of Naheed Khan and are looking into a number of lines of enquiry to try and trace her.

Read more 30/08/2018

Arrests in North Ormesby

Five people have been arrested after officers from Middlesbrough’s Neighbourhood Policing Team targeted three properties in North Ormesby.

Read more 16/08/2018

Open event for 999 fleet contract

An open event is being held for vehicle specialists interested in the contract to keep Cleveland Police’s cars on the road.

Read more 16/08/2018

Cleveland Anti-Slavery Network back two free apps to help people report concerns in confidence

The multi-agency network responsible for tackling modern slavery in Cleveland has endorsed two free apps to help agencies identify where the practice is taking place.

Read more 03/08/2018

Campaign Launched to Target Speeding Drivers

A week-long campaign targeting speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday 6th August.

Read more 25/07/2018

Murder investigation goes digital

A North East murder investigation is going digital through a national major incident website.

Read more 25/07/2018

Esh Construction Hand Over Community Safety Hub to Police and Crime Commissioner

Yesterday, Tuesday 24th July, the brand new Community Safety Hub was handed over to Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale by Esh Construction after 19 months of ground breaking work.

Read more 24/07/2018

Mother Re-appeals to Missing Daughter to Return Home

The mother of missing Naheed Khan, 43, is today re-appealing to her daughter to return home safe after she was reported missing on Tuesday 12th June.

Read more 19/07/2018

Force Welfare Officer Retires After 47 Years’ Service

Cleveland Police’s Welfare Officer, Margaret Hunter is set to retire today, Thursday 19th July after 47 years’ service for the Force.

Read more 16/07/2018

A History of Service

As Cleveland Police begins a fresh chapter of its history at a new purpose designed building, it has been looking to ensure that it remembers its history.

Read more 13/07/2018

Posters Distributed in Search for Missing Naheed Khan

Officers are today, Friday 13th July, distributing posters of 43 year old Thornaby woman Naheed Khan who was reported missing from home on 12th June.

Read more 12/07/2018

Winner of Junior Football Tournament Announced

Yesterday, Wednesday 11th July, 15 schools from across Cleveland competed in a junior football tournament in partnership with Cleveland Police and Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.

Read more 03/07/2018

Officers Raise £500 in Light the Lakes Challenge

Five officers from Cleveland’s Operational Crime team climbed various peaks of the Lake District on Friday 22nd June to raise money and awareness for the Care of Police Survivors Charity (COPS).

Read more 28/06/2018

Police warning landlords to protect properties

Landlords in Newport are being warned of burglars targeting empty properties.

Read more 28/06/2018

Weeks of Action to Target Off-Road Bikers across Cleveland

Police are carrying out weeks of action across Cleveland targeting nuisance off-road bikers who cause misery in communities.

Read more 26/06/2018

Students to Participate in Road Safety Initiative for a Second Year

Students are being invited to a road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths for the second year running in Cleveland.

Read more 20/06/2018

PCC and Chief support Show Racism the Red Card in sharing local boy’s anti-racism message

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale joined charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) to launch a World Cup anti-racism poster at a Middlesbrough school.

Read more 20/06/2018

Officers saddling up to support Alfie's appeal

Police officers from Middlesbrough will be cycling 50 miles this weekend in support of Alfie John Watson who needs a life-changing operation.

Read more 19/06/2018

Cleveland Police Wins at National Lifesaving Championship

Cleveland Police won the male National Police Lifesaving Championships on the weekend of June 9th and 10th.

Read more 18/06/2018

Excavation at former allotment site

An area of waste ground in Middlesbrough is being excavated as part of attempts to solve a 20-year-old murder case.

Read more 15/06/2018

Dog Section Recruits Two Furry Friends

Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Read more 14/06/2018

Neighbourhood officers spend evenings in Newport

People living in Newport will be able to visit a mobile police office and discuss any concerns direct with officers in the coming weeks.

Read more 14/06/2018

Officer Commended for Work with Bereaved Families

An officer has been commended for his work with bereaved families following fatal road traffic collisions.

Read more 12/06/2018

Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card

Officers are issuing a robust warning that domestic abuse will not be tolerated before, during or after the World Cup.

Read more 07/06/2018

Kick-starting the World Cup with Junior Football Tournament

Cleveland Police are kick-starting this year’s World Cup by partnering with Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation to host a debut junior World Cup five-a-side tournament.

Read more 01/06/2018

Cleveland Police Praises Volunteers

Cleveland Police is praising the work of its volunteers during National Volunteers Week (1-7 June).

Read more 30/05/2018

Our door is always open to ‘Specials’

To mark National Volunteers’ Week Cleveland Police has committed to recruit more ordinary people willing to make an extraordinary difference to their community.

Read more 24/05/2018

Cleveland Police Committed to Gender Equality

Gender equality across Teesside is being given a boost through a national campaign backed by Cleveland Police.

Read more 24/05/2018

Police officer taking to skies in honour of dad

A Cleveland Police officer is marking Dementia Action Week by planning her own daredevil action, flying on the wings of a 1940s biplane.

Read more 24/05/2018

Join the police cadets urges Chief Constable

Cleveland police’s new Chief Constable is urging youngsters across Teesside to join the Force’s cadet scheme.

Read more 14/05/2018

Police Game Gives a Taste of 999 Pressures

Can you make decisions under pressure? A new game lets players turn Control Room Inspector and is a bid to reduce inappropriate demand for Cleveland Police.

Read more 14/05/2018

“It’s about three simple words, how are you?”

Cleveland Police has worked with partners to mark Mental Health Awareness Week  with the launch of a film which discusses the impact of stress on emergency services personnel.

Read more 11/05/2018

'Song-a-minute Man' Joins Forces with Emergency Services for Dementia Action Week

Police have joined forces with ‘Song-a-Minute Man’ to raise awareness of dementia during Dementia Action Week (21-27 May).

Read more 11/05/2018

Officers take to the streets to reassure Stockton residents

‘Enough is enough’ is the crystal clear message from police after a series of violent acts in the Stockton area over recent weeks.

Additional officers will continue to patrol areas of the town over the weekend to offer reassurance and make it absolutely clear to those involved that such reckless criminality will not be tolerated.

Read more 11/05/2018

Officers Warn Fans off Pitch Invasions Ahead of Tomorrow’s Match

Police are warning football fans to keep off the pitch ahead of the Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa match tomorrow, Saturday 12th May.

Read more 11/05/2018

Investigation Continues into Scott Fletcher’s Disappearance

The family of a man who disappeared seven years ago have again appealed for information to help find out what happened to him.

Read more 08/05/2018

Hundreds of Officers and Volunteers Take Action Against Rural Crime

200 officers and volunteers from nine police Forces across the north of England joined together overnight on Thursday 3rd May in a show of strength against rural crime.

Read more 02/05/2018

Cleveland Police Inspector Nominated for Two Awards

A Cleveland Police Inspector has been nominated for two awards for his contribution towards raising awareness of mental health and dementia in the emergency services.

Read more 01/05/2018

Twelve Complete Pilot PCSO Pre-Employment Course

A group of 12 would-be PCSOs successfully completed their four week course, yesterday Monday 30th April, with a celebration event to mark their achievements.

Read more 30/04/2018

Service to Remember Murdered Police Officer on 125th Anniversary

Officers and staff will honour the 125th anniversary of the murder of Cleveland Police Constable William Henderson with a memorial service.

Read more 27/04/2018

Durham and Cleveland Cop Calendar Raises Thousands

Fans of Police Interceptors have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity following the sale of a calendar featuring Cleveland and Durham cops. 

Read more 19/04/2018

Further Arrests Made in Police Operation to Target Human Traffickers

Two further arrests have been made in connection with a major operation into human trafficking.


Read more 18/04/2018

Rural communities, we're listening to you!

Cleveland’s specialists in rural and wildlife crime want to hear what you think about policing in the areas where you live and work.

Read more 16/04/2018

PCC and Force Reaffirm Commitment to Tackling Stalking and Supporting Victims

As National Stalking Awareness Week begins (Monday 16th April), Cleveland Police and the force’s Police and Crime Commissioner have reiterated its support for the issue.

Read more 16/04/2018

Police appeal for information on 20th anniversary of child’s disappearance

Twenty years ago a girl disappeared from Middlesbrough, traumatising her family and friends and tormenting them with questions which remain unanswered to this day.

Read more 13/04/2018

Police Launch Crackdown on Speeding Drivers

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers will take place across Cleveland and Durham from Monday 16th April.

Read more 13/04/2018

Deputy Chief Constable and PCC Welcomes Would-be PCSOs

Cleveland Police’s Deputy Chief Constable, Simon Nickless and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger have welcomed and met twelve would-be PCSOs over the last week who are currently on a pilot four week pre-employment programme.

Read more 11/04/2018

Cleveland Police Rated as “Good” by Independent Watchdog for Second Year Running

Cleveland Police has been assessed by HMICFRS as being a “Good” Force for the second year running.

Read more 09/04/2018

Team Investigates Historic Crimes

Funding has been secured to establish a specialist team to investigate several unsolved crimes on Teesside.

Read more 03/04/2018

Over 120 Motorists Found Not Wearing Seatbelts During Campaign

More than 120 motorists were found to be risking their lives by not wearing their seatbelts during a recent week-long campaign.

Read more 29/03/2018

Force to Take on Additional Police Community Support Officers

Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on Wednesday 9th May.

Read more 22/03/2018

HMICFRS Concludes that Cleveland Police is ‘Good’ at Keeping People Safe and Reducing Crime

A HMICFRS report has concluded that Cleveland Police is ‘good’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Read more 16/03/2018

Force and PCC Support Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, 2018

With this year’s CSE awareness day falling just weeks before the first anniversary of the introduction of a new offence – sexual communications with a child – Cleveland Police and the force’s Police and Crime Commissioner have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling CSE and safeguarding children and young people.

Read more 14/03/2018

Force Launches Milestone Pre-Employment Programme for Would-be PCSOs

As part of the Force’s Diverse Recruitment Plan, Cleveland Police is running a PCSO pre-employment programme in partnership with Equality North East, Gateshead College and Job Centre Plus.

Read more 13/03/2018

Seatbelt Safety Campaign Launched

ROADS policing officers across Durham and Cleveland will crackdown on drivers and passengers who do not wear seatbelts this week.

Read more 06/03/2018

Specialist Staff on Board to Change Children’s Behaviour

Three qualified teachers and a criminology graduate with youth work experience have joined Cleveland Police to deliver innovative courses which aim to change children’s behaviour for the better

Read more 02/03/2018

Specialist Team Values Drugs Gang’s Assets as Over £1Million

High value watches, cash, houses, cars, a static caravan - and a part interest in a French carp fishing lake are among convicted criminals’ assets identified by the North-East Regional Asset Recovery Team (N-E RART).

Read more 28/02/2018

Be Safe in the Snow & Support those Without Shelter

Further weather warnings are set to continue leading up to the weekend with snow and high winds to be expected. Police will continue to work with partner agencies to keep our communities and roads safe in our Force area.

Read more 26/02/2018

Crime Prevention Team Tackles Shed and Garage Burglaries

Cleveland Police Crime Prevention Team are launching a campaign to help tackle shed and garage burglaries as spring approaches.

Read more 19/02/2018

Sentencing of Man Following Hate Crime Incidents

50-year-old Andrew Littlefair, of Trefoil Court in Norton, was today sentenced to 20 months in prison for five counts of sending malicious communications on social media in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing and the London Bridge terror attack.

Read more 14/02/2018

Over Twenty Offences Detected During Heavy Goods Vehicle Operation

More than twenty offences were detected during an operation to target heavy goods vehicles across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 12/02/2018

Cleveland Police Supports National #StopKnifeCrime Campaign

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

Read more 06/02/2018

28 Drivers Flout Laws During Mobile Phone Campaign

28 drivers were found to be using their mobile phones whilst driving during a week-long campaign.

Read more 05/02/2018

Parents and children learn lessons on Safer Internet Use

Cleveland Police is supporting the National Safer Internet Day tomorrow (Tuesday 6th February) and will be educating children and their parents on safe use of online technology.

Read more 24/01/2018

New Chief Constable appointed at Cleveland Police

Statement by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger -

Read more 19/01/2018

Major police operation targets human traffickers – week two update

A major operation into human trafficking has entered its second week, with additional arrests and police raids.

Read more 11/01/2018

119 Drivers Arrested Throughout Seasonal Drink/Drug Drive Campaign

Police have revealed the results of a drink and drug drive crackdown across Cleveland and Durham.

Read more 09/01/2018

Cleveland Police are looking for ‘Special’ people to join the Force

As Cleveland Police opens recruitment for special constables on Wednesday 31 January 2018 members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they have the time and enthusiasm to become a Special Constable.

Read more 09/01/2018

Major police operation targets human traffickers

A major operation has been launched by Cleveland Police following reports of human trafficking.

Read more 19/12/2017

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.

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