Latest Press Releases

Please find below the latest press release issued by Cleveland Police's Press Office


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.

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