14/06/2019

Chief Constable to Appoint New Senior Officers

  Cleveland Police Chief Constable Richard Lewis is looking to appoint two new senior police officers at the helm of the Force.

 Adverts have been posted for a permanent Deputy Chief Constable and permanent Assistant Chief Constable.

The Force is looking for candidates who have effective leadership skills, can drive equality and diversity, have innovative ideas, and who are passionate about keeping the people of Cleveland safe from crime and disorder.

The positions are some of the most senior in policing and those appointed will be responsible for the safety of over 500,000 residents and thousands of business premises.

The successful applicants will work alongside Chief Constable Lewis who joined Cleveland Police at the end of April. 

He said: “There is no better police service than Cleveland if you want to make a difference to people’s lives. I want us to work as a team to deliver great policing to the people of Cleveland and have our good work recognised nationally.

“I’ve been out on the streets with our officers and have seen first-hand how they truly care about the work they do. They can only be supported by having good leaders at the helm of the organisation, so it’s now my job to ensure I appoint the right people to help me take Cleveland Police forward.”

The permanent roles are vacant following former DCC Simon Nickless’ move to Northamptonshire Police and ACC Jason Harwin’s promotion to Lincolnshire Police as Deputy Chief Constable.