Cleveland Police Singing Policeman Retires

Neighbourhood Sergeant, Jon Hutchinson, who has pounded the streets of Redcar and Cleveland for 12 years is retiring today, Wednesday 27th February.

1 Born in South Bank, and brought up in Whale Hill, Jon has served a combined 40 years in the army and then police.

To many, Jon is known as the ‘singing policeman’ who once danced to ‘Gangnam style’ in a flash mob in Redcar town centre. His dedication to protecting the lives of the public will see him attending the Queen’s Garden Party on 29th May.

Jon joined the British Army aged 16 and achieved the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major, completing tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland. He then joined the Australian army for another four years.

Aged 44, Jon became part of the Cleveland Police family and soon found his passion working in the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Speaking of Jon’s career, Inspector Deluce said: “Jon’s enthusiasm and dedication is infectious, with his manta always being focussed around community and youth engagement.

“His understanding of difficult to reach groups is the key to his success and he actively seeks out youth groups to form real bonds with.

“His engagement work has been unique and inspirational and I am please Jon’s achievements are being recognised.”

Best of luck for the future Jon!

A cake made by a PCSO from Jon's team.