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.

New fleet of vehicles PC Helgee

The new vehicles include 24 new Ford Transit vans for transporting prisoners and four new ‘pod’ vehicles, which also have the capacity to transport prisoners. The Vauxhall Astra estate ‘pod’ cars will allow officers to drive those in their custody to a police station without the need to wait for a van to become available.

Officers on the frontline, in response policing and neighbourhood teams, will use the vehicles in day to day policing.

During the financial year 2016/2017, Cleveland Police spent £1.7million on new vehicles across the Force, including 60 new Peugeots.

In addition to the 300 vehicles already within the Forces’ fleet, a further 17 are due to arrive before the end of the financial year.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine said: “The delivery of these new vehicles is a positive step forward in our overall plans to continue to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our service to the public.

“Keeping our local communities safe is our absolute priority and these vehicles are certainly going to be able to assist us in doing so.”