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PCC responds to HMIC Child Protection Report

PCC responds to HMIC Child Protection Report

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger comments on the findings of the HMICFRS inspection of child protection by Cleveland Police.
Date:
Thursday 21st September 2017
Cleveland Police makes progress in handling complaints

Cleveland Police makes progress in handling complaints

Description
Cleveland Police is making progress in its handling of complaints, according to a national report.
Date:
Tuesday 19th September 2017
Commissioner calls on PM to "think again" over police funding cut

Commissioner calls on PM to "think again" over police funding cut

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has criticised the Government for effectively cutting the police budget to fund a one off bonus to officers.
Date:
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Dip your toes into the world of policing…

Dip your toes into the world of policing…

Description
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.
Date:
Thursday 7th September 2017
Force seeks to appoint new ethics lead from outside policing

Force seeks to appoint new ethics lead from outside policing

Description
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.
Date:
Friday 1st September 2017
Cleveland Police Chief Constable and PCC call for more money for policing

Cleveland Police Chief Constable and PCC call for more money for policing

Description
More money must be made available for policing as a survey points to continuing low morale and financial concerns amongst police officers.
Date:
Wednesday 30th August 2017
PCCs working with businesses to combat cyber scams

PCCs working with businesses to combat cyber scams

Description
North East business owners have the opportunity to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime in a new survey launched today.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Huge strides in mental health provision on Teesside

Huge strides in mental health provision on Teesside

Description
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.
Date:
Tuesday 15th August 2017
Local businesses to be surveyed about employing people who have offended

Local businesses to be surveyed about employing people who have offended

Description
Employers across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington are being asked to share their thoughts about recruiting people who have previously committed crime.
Date:
Friday 11th August 2017
PCC Responds to Investigatory Powers Tribunal findings

PCC Responds to Investigatory Powers Tribunal findings

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger responds to the latest findings of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
Date:
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Action group tackling crime on Eston Hills

Action group tackling crime on Eston Hills

Description
Eston Hills action group, formed after a public meeting called by local MP Anna Turley to start a joined up approach to tackling vandalism, has been working to reduce crime and make the hills safer.
Date:
Friday 4th August 2017
PCC calls for end to 'out of date' rules affecting sexual violence victims

PCC calls for end to 'out of date' rules affecting sexual violence victims

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has joined calls for a review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICA) and the way it treats victims of sexual abuse.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Minister tours area and hears from police leaders on visit to Cleveland

Minister tours area and hears from police leaders on visit to Cleveland

Description
Local policing and community safety challenges and aspirations have been made clear during a Ministerial visit to the North East.
Date:
Thursday 27th July 2017
Applications open for voluntary role to advise police

Applications open for voluntary role to advise police

Description
The search is on for a remarkable individual to lead an advisory group for policing on Teesside as a volunteer.
Date:
Friday 21st July 2017
Nominations open for Cleveland's Community Safety Superheroes

Nominations open for Cleveland's Community Safety Superheroes

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is searching for excellent examples of community safety action to be recognised in his annual awards.
Date:
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Joint boat patrols tackle offences on River Tees

Joint boat patrols tackle offences on River Tees

Description
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.
Date:
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Another chance to save a life and surrender your knife

Another chance to save a life and surrender your knife

Description
Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.
Date:
Friday 14th July 2017
PCC joins The Halo Project to remember victims of honour killings

PCC joins The Halo Project to remember victims of honour killings

Description
A national charity and other partner organisations attended a memorial event in Middlesbrough to mark Honour Killing Memorial Day.
Date:
Friday 14th July 2017
Counting the cost of alcohol harm in Teesside

Counting the cost of alcohol harm in Teesside

Description
New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to Teesside, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £241.1 million in 2015/16.
Date:
Thursday 13th July 2017
Teesside steel used in Community Safety Hub build

Teesside steel used in Community Safety Hub build

Description
Teesside steel is being used to build a multi-million pound base for Cleveland Police and partners in Middlesbrough – in a significant boost to the beleaguered steel industry.
Date:
Wednesday 12th July 2017
£420,000 grant to transform sexual violence services in Cleveland

£420,000 grant to transform sexual violence services in Cleveland

Description
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.
Date:
Friday 7th July 2017
Road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths launches

Road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths launches

Description
A road safety initiative aimed at driving down road deaths is being introduced in Cleveland.
Date:
Thursday 6th July 2017
£1.8m savings after new custody contract agreed

£1.8m savings after new custody contract agreed

Description
Savings of around £1.8million are being made after the Police and Crime Commissioner agreed a new contract for custody management services in Cleveland.
Date:
Monday 3rd July 2017
Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Description
Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate 'close pass' drivers.
Date:
Monday 3rd July 2017
Police and charity launch new source of support for road crash victims

Police and charity launch new source of support for road crash victims

Description
Police officers from Cleveland and Durham joined representatives from RoadPeace North East to launch a new guide for victims and families of road collisions outside of Durham Cathedral.
Date:
Wednesday 21st June 2017
National Victims' Commissioner praises services in Cleveland

National Victims' Commissioner praises services in Cleveland

Description
The national Victims' Commissioner says she's very impressed with the work being done in Cleveland to support victims of crime.
Date:
Friday 16th June 2017
Cadets Praised Following Hartlepool Care Home Renovation

Cadets Praised Following Hartlepool Care Home Renovation

Description
Four police cadets have been praised by Cleveland Police chiefs after they volunteered to spruce up the garden of a Hartlepool care home.
Date:
Tuesday 6th June 2017
Primary School Children Given Building Site Warning

Primary School Children Given Building Site Warning

Description
Local primary school children have been warned about the dangers of building sites after a visit from Dudley the Elephant and Bobby the Bear.
Date:
Friday 26th May 2017
Flying the Rainbow Flag for Equality

Flying the Rainbow Flag for Equality

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, took part in an equality climb on 20th May to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO).
Date:
Thursday 25th May 2017
Action group established to tackle crime on Eston Hills

Action group established to tackle crime on Eston Hills

Description
An action group has been formed to combat repeated damage to Eston Hills.
Date:
Wednesday 10th May 2017
PCC Statement following Tees Valley Mayoral Election

PCC Statement following Tees Valley Mayoral Election

Description
"I congratulate Ben Houchen on his election as the first Tees Valley Mayor."
Date:
Friday 5th May 2017
Video link will help break down barriers for sexual violence victims

Video link will help break down barriers for sexual violence victims

Description
Vulnerable sexual violence victims who feel too afraid to appear in court will now have access to a new video link to give evidence.
Date:
Thursday 4th May 2017
PCC Statement regarding Tees Valley Mayoral Election

PCC Statement regarding Tees Valley Mayoral Election

Description
As Police and Crime Commissioner I work in partnership with many politicians and agencies and I look forward to doing so with whoever is elected as the first Mayor of the Tees Valley. The post-holder will have an important role to play in the continued regeneration of the region.
Date:
Thursday 27th April 2017
Cleveland Police take another step in Tackling Rural Crime

Cleveland Police take another step in Tackling Rural Crime

Description
Police have teamed up with the Environment Agency, The Angling Trusts Volunteer Bailiffs Service (VBS) and Northumbria Water staff at Scaling Dam in East Cleveland to carry out some joint rod licence checks as part of our continued efforts around tackling rural crime.
Date:
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Another Chance to Get Scam Aware with Cleveland PCC

Another Chance to Get Scam Aware with Cleveland PCC

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger is inviting the public to another scams awareness session to help prevent them from becoming victims of crime.
Date:
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Student Officers Join Neighbourhood Policing

Student Officers Join Neighbourhood Policing

Description
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.
Date:
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Victims of Crime Reminded about Free, Confidential Support Service

Victims of Crime Reminded about Free, Confidential Support Service

Description
Victims of crime in Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington are being urged to take advantage of a free confidential support service provided by Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS), one year since it began.
Date:
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Cleveland Police Praised by National Police Watchdog

Cleveland Police Praised by National Police Watchdog

Description
Cleveland Police has been praised by a national watchdog in its annual review of policing in England and Wales.
Date:
Wednesday 12th April 2017
Statement about National Police Air Service

Statement about National Police Air Service

Date:
Monday 10th April 2017
Save A Life And Surrender Your Knife

Save A Life And Surrender Your Knife

Description
Cleveland Police is once again supporting a national knife amnesty under the name Operation Sceptre in a bid to tackle knife crime.
Date:
Monday 3rd April 2017
No North East funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime

No North East funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime

Description
This week, Home Office funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime has been announced for six regions throughout the UK, with the North East noticeably being missed off the list.
Date:
Monday 3rd April 2017
Cleveland Police Support East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix

Cleveland Police Support East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix

Description
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.
Date:
Thursday 30th March 2017
Cleveland Police Launches Everyone Matters Strategy 2017 – 2020

Cleveland Police Launches Everyone Matters Strategy 2017 – 2020

Description
Cleveland Police has given a firm commitment to equality, diversity and human rights by launching a strategy developed with employees and local groups.
Date:
Friday 24th March 2017
Work Begins on Ground-Breaking Community Safety Hub

Work Begins on Ground-Breaking Community Safety Hub

Description
Police chiefs joined local schoolchildren and apprentices to put the first spades in the ground as building work began yesterday on the new Community Safety Hub in Hemlington.
Date:
Friday 17th March 2017
Crossing Boosts Residents' Safety

Crossing Boosts Residents' Safety

Description
A NEW pedestrian crossing on a Hartlepool housing estate has had a huge impact on residents' safety, say campaigning councillors.
Date:
Thursday 9th March 2017
11 Arrests After Rural Crime Clampdown

11 Arrests After Rural Crime Clampdown

Description
Nearly 200 officers, volunteers and individuals from partner agencies teamed up last night in a joint operation to tackle rural crime.
Date:
Thursday 9th March 2017
Force on the Right Track following Good Rating from Police Watchdog

Force on the Right Track following Good Rating from Police Watchdog

Description
Force on the Right Track following Good Rating from Police Watchdog
Date:
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Make Yourself Scam Aware at Special Training Event

Make Yourself Scam Aware at Special Training Event

Description
Vulnerable members of the community and their families are being asked to get involved in a training session to help them spot the signs of costly scams.
Date:
Thursday 23rd February 2017
The Search is on for Cleveland's Next Cohort of Rookies!

The Search is on for Cleveland's Next Cohort of Rookies!

Description
Cleveland Police is looking for dynamic men and women to join the Force as new recruits.
Date:
Friday 17th February 2017
Cameras and Signs to Crack Down on Fly-Tipping

Cameras and Signs to Crack Down on Fly-Tipping

Description
Cameras have been installed at a fly-tipping hotspot as part of a crackdown on persistent offenders.
Date:
Tuesday 14th February 2017
PCCs Call on Jeremy Hunt to "Scrap the Fee" for Domestic Violence Doctor's Note

PCCs Call on Jeremy Hunt to "Scrap the Fee" for Domestic Violence Doctor's Note

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has joined police and crime commissioners across the country calling on Health Minister Jeremy Hunt to scrap the fee charged to domestic abuse victims seeking legal aid.
Date:
Wednesday 8th February 2017
Commissioner Vows to Continue to Support Local Policing

Commissioner Vows to Continue to Support Local Policing

Description
Commissioner Vows to Continue to Support Local Policing
Date:
Tuesday 7th February 2017
PCC Supports Sexual Violence Awareness Week

PCC Supports Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, is urging victims of sexual violence to come forward in a bid to end the circle of silence around abuse.
Date:
Monday 6th February 2017
Police Partner with Care Homes to Safeguard People with Dementia

Police Partner with Care Homes to Safeguard People with Dementia

Description
Cleveland Police has teamed up with local care homes to provide a safe haven for missing people with dementia.
Date:
Monday 6th February 2017
PCC Encourages North East FGM Victims to Come Forward

PCC Encourages North East FGM Victims to Come Forward

Description
Criminal Justice partners and voluntary sector support services are encouraging victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the region to come forward as part of today's International Day of Zero Tolerance (6 Feb).
Date:
Monday 6th February 2017
PCC Backs Health Campaigners in Call for Responsible Alcohol Pricing

PCC Backs Health Campaigners in Call for Responsible Alcohol Pricing

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has supported North East health campaigners Balance in their calls for an increase in duty on strong white cider.
Date:
Friday 3rd February 2017
PCC response to finding of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

PCC response to finding of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, responds to the findings of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Police Service "Evolves" With New Appointment

Police Service "Evolves" With New Appointment

Description
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 Director of Evolve Collaborative Legal Services for the Evolve Programme.
Date:
Monday 30th January 2017
Cleveland Police Welcomes First Cohort of Officers in Seven Years

Cleveland Police Welcomes First Cohort of Officers in Seven Years

Description
Cleveland Police has welcomed the first cohort of fully qualified officers into the Force for seven years.
Date:
Monday 23rd January 2017
Cleveland Police Leaders Meet Minister for Fair Deal for Teesside

Cleveland Police Leaders Meet Minister for Fair Deal for Teesside

Description
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.
Date:
Thursday 19th January 2017
Apply to Become a PCSO or a Special Constable

Apply to Become a PCSO or a Special Constable

Description
Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and Special Constables to join Cleveland Police on Wednesday 25th January.
Date:
Thursday 12th January 2017
Police Leaders Announce Major Changes to Investigations of Complaints

Police Leaders Announce Major Changes to Investigations of Complaints

Description
In a joint announcement today (05/01/17) the Chief Constable of Cleveland, Iain Spittal and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, have outlined changes to the way the force investigates complaints, misconduct allegations and wrongdoing by those who work for the organisation.
Date:
Thursday 5th January 2017
£2.5million Drugs and Cash Seized Across Cleveland Last Year

£2.5million Drugs and Cash Seized Across Cleveland Last Year

Description
Drugs and cash in excess of £2.5m were seized by officers from Cleveland Police's Community Drugs Enforcement Team across Cleveland last year.
Date:
Thursday 5th January 2017
Esh Build Announced as Community Safety Hub Build Partner

Esh Build Announced as Community Safety Hub Build Partner

Description
Esh Build has been named as the build partner for the new state-of-the-art Community Safety Hub in Hemlington, following a competitive procurement process.
Date:
Friday 23rd December 2016
Spare a Thought for Volunteers this Christmas says PCC

Spare a Thought for Volunteers this Christmas says PCC

Description
As partygoers get into the festive spirit this Christmas, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner is urging them to spare a thought for the volunteers keeping them safe on the streets.
Date:
Thursday 22nd December 2016
PCC Responds to Media Coverage of Investigatory Powers Tribunal Case

PCC Responds to Media Coverage of Investigatory Powers Tribunal Case

Description
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal process is an important way for individuals to challenge any public body, including the police, if they think that an authority has used surveillance and other kinds of covert techniques in the wrong way.
Date:
Tuesday 20th December 2016
PCC Calls on GPs to "Scrap the Fee" for Domestic Violence Victims

PCC Calls on GPs to "Scrap the Fee" for Domestic Violence Victims

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner has backed a national campaign to end charges for domestic violence victims to access legal aid.
Date:
Friday 16th December 2016
PCC Launches New Police and Crime Plan

PCC Launches New Police and Crime Plan

Description
Victims and vulnerable people are at the heart of the policing priorities set out today by Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Wednesday 14th December 2016
PCC Responds to HMIC PEEL Legitimacy and Leadership Report

PCC Responds to HMIC PEEL Legitimacy and Leadership Report

Description
The overall summary of this report states: "HMIC has not identified any causes of concern and has therefore made no specific recommendations."
Date:
Friday 9th December 2016
PCC Awarded Transparency Mark for Second Year Running

PCC Awarded Transparency Mark for Second Year Running

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger has been named among the top PCCs in the country for openness and transparency.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
PCC Backs Restorative Justice Project To Open Up Woodland

PCC Backs Restorative Justice Project To Open Up Woodland

Description
Offenders working in the community have transformed overgrown land, making it accessible for the disabled and preserving native English trees.
Date:
Monday 28th November 2016
PCC Continues to Support Restorative Justice Week

PCC Continues to Support Restorative Justice Week

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, alongside Cleveland Police is again supporting Restorative Justice Week.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The PCC's Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

The PCC's Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has urged the public to protect themselves from cybercrime this Christmas.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Creative Youngsters Praised for Highlighting Criminal Damage

Creative Youngsters Praised for Highlighting Criminal Damage

Description
Artistic and community-minded youngsters were guests of honour at a special awards ceremony hosted by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner last night (Wednesday 23rd November).
Date:
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
PCC Funding Creates 15 Police Staff Opportunities

PCC Funding Creates 15 Police Staff Opportunities

Description
Cleveland Police is inviting members of the public to attend a recruitment event after 15 exciting police staff roles have become available thanks to funding from Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Hartlepool Youngsters 'Take Over' PCC Office

Hartlepool Youngsters 'Take Over' PCC Office

Description
Four Hartlepool children gained an exclusive look at the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland today as part of National Takeover Challenge.
Date:
Friday 18th November 2016
Agencies Given Training to Help Spot Signs of Costly Scams

Agencies Given Training to Help Spot Signs of Costly Scams

Description
Agencies, police officers and charities have been given training to help prevent vulnerable people falling victim to scams.
Date:
Wednesday 16th November 2016
Police and Crime Commissioner Marks 400th Community Meeting

Police and Crime Commissioner Marks 400th Community Meeting

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger attended his 400th community meeting this week, four years after making a pledge to make yearly visits to every ward in the Tees area.
Date:
Monday 14th November 2016
Service Launched to Support Victims of Crime Across Cleveland

Service Launched to Support Victims of Crime Across Cleveland

Description
A free, confidential and independent service for victims had its official launch in Darlington today (Friday 11th November).
Date:
Friday 11th November 2016
Honours Handed Out at Community Safety Awards

Honours Handed Out at Community Safety Awards

Description
Cleveland Police officers, staff and members of the public have been honoured at a ceremony for their outstanding dedication and commitment to looking after our communities.
Date:
Thursday 10th November 2016
Statement by Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Statement by Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger

Description
Outcome of recent Employment Tribunal Proceedings.
Date:
Thursday 3rd November 2016
106 Knives Handed in Following Knife Amnesty

106 Knives Handed in Following Knife Amnesty

Description
Machetes, hunting knives and meat cleavers were amongst 106 knives and sharp objects handed in to Cleveland Police during a knife amnesty.
Date:
Thursday 27th October 2016
Police Cements Commitment to Guide Dogs Charity

Police Cements Commitment to Guide Dogs Charity

Description
Cleveland Police has cemented the firm commitment to thoroughly investigate attacks on assistance dogs, by signing a new protocol with the Guide Dogs charity.
Date:
Friday 21st October 2016
Wear Red Day 2016

Wear Red Day 2016

Description
Cleveland Police, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger and partners Sopra Steria and Tascor are showing support for Wear Red Day 2016 for Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC), the UK's anti-racism education charity.
Date:
Friday 21st October 2016
Police Response to Ofsted Letter to HMIC Regarding Child Protection

Police Response to Ofsted Letter to HMIC Regarding Child Protection

Description
Police Response to Ofsted Letter to HMIC Regarding Child Protection. Cleveland Police takes safeguarding extremely seriously and works closely with all local authorities and other safeguarding agencies on a daily basis to protect children from harm.
Date:
Wednesday 19th October 2016
Team Nominated for Regional Awards for Work with Syrian Refugees

Team Nominated for Regional Awards for Work with Syrian Refugees

Description
A team of neighbourhood officers have been shortlisted in two categories of the 2016 North East Equality Awards for their work to help vulnerable refugees settle into the Hartlepool community.
Date:
Friday 14th October 2016
Officers Urge People to Surrender Knives During National Knife Crime Campaign

Officers Urge People to Surrender Knives During National Knife Crime Campaign

Description
Cleveland Police is supporting a national knife amnesty aimed at tackling knife crime.
Date:
Friday 14th October 2016
Local Care Company Fights Fraud

Local Care Company Fights Fraud

Description
Home Instead Senior Care Cleveland, a home care company which specialises in providing high quality care to older people in their own homes, has partnered with Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, and the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTSST) to help combat fraud in the local community.
Date:
Thursday 13th October 2016
New Deputy Chief Constable Appointed

New Deputy Chief Constable Appointed

Description
Cleveland Police is pleased to announce that Simon Nickless has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable.
Date:
Wednesday 12th October 2016
Supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week

Supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week

Description
Cleveland Police and the PCC for Cleveland are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week and we are reminding people to use the online reporting tool TrueVision at http://www.report-it.org.uk
Date:
Monday 10th October 2016
Nowhere to Hide for Cross-Border Criminals, as Police Forces Unite in Country's Largest Rural Policing Operation

Nowhere to Hide for Cross-Border Criminals, as Police Forces Unite in Country's Largest Rural Policing Operation

Description
Dozens of police officers and volunteers took part in a major clampdown on rural criminals on Wednesday 5th October.
Date:
Friday 7th October 2016
Cleveland Hosts Regional Fraud Conference

Cleveland Hosts Regional Fraud Conference

Description
Some of the country's top fraud investigators travelled up from London to Cleveland Police HQ in Middlesbrough this week, when the force hosted a regional Action Fraud conference.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Cleveland Police Cadets Win Second National Award for Work with People with Dementia

Cleveland Police Cadets Win Second National Award for Work with People with Dementia

Description
Cleveland Police Cadets have beaten stiff competition to win a second national award for their work with people living with dementia in the local community.
Date:
Tuesday 20th September 2016
Cleveland Police Launches Everyone Matters Consultation

Cleveland Police Launches Everyone Matters Consultation

Description
Everyone Matters – that's the message from Cleveland Police as the Force launches a consultation on a new approach to equality, diversity and human rights.
Date:
Tuesday 13th September 2016
Police Cadets Appeal for New Recruits & Volunteers

Police Cadets Appeal for New Recruits & Volunteers

Description
The Cleveland Police Cadet Programme is currently recruiting new cadets and volunteers to be a part of their team.
Date:
Tuesday 13th September 2016
Schoolchildren Invited to Enter Criminal Damage Impact Competition

Schoolchildren Invited to Enter Criminal Damage Impact Competition

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger is inviting children from local primary and secondary schools to become involved in a competition outlining the impact criminal damage has on their community.
Date:
Tuesday 13th September 2016
Merged Police Dog Section Will Boost PD Power

Merged Police Dog Section Will Boost PD Power

Description
Today, (1 August 2016) marks the launch of the new police dog service across Cleveland Police, North Yorkshire Police and Durham Constabulary.
Date:
Monday 1st August 2016
Commissioner Seeks Public Views on Four Year Crime Plan

Commissioner Seeks Public Views on Four Year Crime Plan

Description
Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger is seeking views from members of the public in Cleveland regarding his strategic direction over the next four years.
Date:
Tuesday 26th July 2016
Robbery Victim Presented with Replacement Bike

Robbery Victim Presented with Replacement Bike

Description
A 14-year-old who was robbed of his bike has been presented with another one provided by Cleveland Police, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner and Environment City.
Date:
Tuesday 19th July 2016
Can You Spare a Few Hours a Week to Volunteer?

Can You Spare a Few Hours a Week to Volunteer?

Description
People with a few hours spare each week can apply for volunteer positions in the force from next Monday (25th July).
Date:
Tuesday 19th July 2016
Local Bank and Fraud Charity Join Forces

Local Bank and Fraud Charity Join Forces

Description
TSB Redcar has joined forces with the Victim Care and Advice Service to help customers keep their money safe by helping them to identify potential fraud and social engineering.
Date:
Monday 18th July 2016
Nominations Invited for Community Heroes Awards Ceremony

Nominations Invited for Community Heroes Awards Ceremony

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, is inviting people in Cleveland to nominate individuals who make a difference within their local community for the Cleveland Community Safety Award.
Date:
Friday 15th July 2016
Outstanding Work by NERSOU Team, Praised by PCCs Across the Region

Outstanding Work by NERSOU Team, Praised by PCCs Across the Region

Description
The North East's Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have presented two members of the North East Region Special Operations Unit (NERSOU), with certificates of excellence in recognition of their outstanding service to victims of fraud.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016
MFC Foundation Project Kicks Antisocial Behaviour into Touch

MFC Foundation Project Kicks Antisocial Behaviour into Touch

Description
Cleveland Police have praised Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation's contribution to reduced antisocial behaviour in some of the most deprived areas of Teesside.
Date:
Thursday 7th July 2016
Iain Spittal Announced as Chief Constable

Iain Spittal Announced as Chief Constable

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has appointed Iain Spittal as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police. Mr Spittal was recommended for the role by the Commissioner following a rigorous recruitment process which included questioning by a panel of local stakeholders in policing and partnership working.
Date:
Thursday 7th July 2016
Do You Have A Few Hours To Spare Each Month? Force To Offer Volunteering Opportunities

Do You Have A Few Hours To Spare Each Month? Force To Offer Volunteering Opportunities

Description
Local people who want to make a difference in their community will soon be able to apply for a volunteering role in the force.
Date:
Friday 1st July 2016
Cleveland PCC Announces Recommendation for Permanent Chief Constable

Cleveland PCC Announces Recommendation for Permanent Chief Constable

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is recommending that the current Temporary Chief Constable, Iain Spittal, be appointed as the Force's permanent Chief Constable.
Date:
Friday 24th June 2016
Cleveland's PCC, Force, 4 Council Leaders and 6 Cleveland MPs Support Orlando Vigil

Cleveland's PCC, Force, 4 Council Leaders and 6 Cleveland MPs Support Orlando Vigil

Description
Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger, plus all four Cleveland council leaders and all six Cleveland MPs, have issued jointly the statement below in response to the events in Orlando, and in advance of the Orlando vigil in Centre Square, Middlesbrough, at 5pm tomorrow (Thursday). The statement also has the support of Temporary Chief Constable Iain Spittal and the Force will fly the Rainbow flag tomorrow.
Date:
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Show Racism the Red Card – Euro 2016 England Team Poster Launch

Show Racism the Red Card – Euro 2016 England Team Poster Launch

Description
On Wednesday 15th June Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) will be launching a special England team poster to commemorate participation in Euro 2016 and encourage young people to take a stance against racism.
Date:
Tuesday 14th June 2016
Cleveland Police Cadets Win National Award for Work with Dementia Sufferers

Cleveland Police Cadets Win National Award for Work with Dementia Sufferers

Description
Cleveland Police Cadets have won a national award for their work with people suffering with dementia in the local community.
Date:
Tuesday 7th June 2016
Cleveland Special Constabulary Coordinate Operations for National Specials Weekend 2016

Cleveland Special Constabulary Coordinate Operations for National Specials Weekend 2016

Description
Special Constables will coordinate two operations across Cleveland during National Specials Weekend 2016.
Date:
Friday 3rd June 2016
Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card During the Euro 2016 Tournament

Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card During the Euro 2016 Tournament

Description
Cleveland Police is issuing a stark warning to violent offenders as the start of the Euro 2016 tournament approaches.
Date:
Friday 3rd June 2016
Further Step Forward for Community Safety Hub Plans

Further Step Forward for Community Safety Hub Plans

Description
Plans to build a multi-million pound Community Safety Hub on land at Hemlington Grange in Middlesbrough have taken one step further with the signing of an agreement with Middlesbrough Council.
Date:
Wednesday 25th May 2016
Police Cadets and Neighbourhood Officers to Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders

Police Cadets and Neighbourhood Officers to Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders

Description
Officers and Cadets will be offering valuable support in handing out padlock alarms and crime prevention leaflets on Sunday 22nd May, to reduce crime at allotments across Billingham and Stockton.
Date:
Friday 20th May 2016
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger Launches Chief Recruitment

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger Launches Chief Recruitment

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has made clear the high expectations he will set for a permanent Chief Constable, as he launches the recruitment process today.
Date:
Thursday 19th May 2016
Police Forces Unite To Tackle Cross-Border Criminals in Country's Largest Rural Policing Operation

Police Forces Unite To Tackle Cross-Border Criminals in Country's Largest Rural Policing Operation

Description
A major operation involving six police forces saw a clampdown on criminals in rural areas across the north of England last night.Dozens of officers from North Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Northumbria, took part in Operation Checkpoint on Tuesday 17 May 2016.
Date:
Wednesday 18th May 2016
Football Tournament Brings Communities Together

Football Tournament Brings Communities Together

Description
A football tournament organised by local charity Justice First has brought diverse communities together for a day of sporting activity.
Date:
Wednesday 18th May 2016
PCC and Force Supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

PCC and Force Supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2016

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland and the force are supporting this year's Mental Health Awareness Week which has relationships as its core theme. This year's key messages stress the importance of good relationships for good mental health.
Date:
Tuesday 17th May 2016
Commissioner Shows Commitment to Tackling Hate Crime

Commissioner Shows Commitment to Tackling Hate Crime

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger will show his commitment to tackling hate crime at an event organised to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
Date:
Monday 16th May 2016
Cleveland Police Join Dementia Action Alliance

Cleveland Police Join Dementia Action Alliance

Description
Cleveland Police will join the local Dementia Action Alliance during Dementia Awareness Week (15th May -21st May).
Date:
Monday 16th May 2016
Update on Antisocial Driving at Teesside Retail Park

Update on Antisocial Driving at Teesside Retail Park

Description
An operation aimed at tackling antisocial driving at Teesside Retail Park on a Wednesday evening is set to be extended to others areas in Cleveland after it proved a success.
Date:
Thursday 12th May 2016
Youngsters Again Take Part in Duke of Cornwall Awards

Youngsters Again Take Part in Duke of Cornwall Awards

Description
Young people from across Cleveland will again get a taste of how they can assist in a major incident as part of their Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Awards.
Date:
Thursday 12th May 2016
Statement From Barry Coppinger, Re-Elected Police  & Crime Commissioner

Statement From Barry Coppinger, Re-Elected Police & Crime Commissioner

Description
A letter sent to local media publications
Date:
Monday 9th May 2016
One Year Old Child Among Over 1,000 Youngsters Supported by Domestic Abse Initiative

One Year Old Child Among Over 1,000 Youngsters Supported by Domestic Abse Initiative

Description
An innovative scheme which supports children affected by domestic abuse has helped over 1,000 children in under a year.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd March 2016
Launch of New Major Investigation Team in Cleveland and North Yorkshire

Launch of New Major Investigation Team in Cleveland and North Yorkshire

Description
Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police have today announced the launch of a new joint team of 'super-sleuths' to investigate some of the most serious and sinister crimes including murder, kidnap, serial armed robberies and rape.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd March 2016
£1.5million Pledged to Boost Neighbourhood Policing in Cleveland

£1.5million Pledged to Boost Neighbourhood Policing in Cleveland

Description
Around £1.5million of investment is to be ploughed into neighbourhood policing in Cleveland, in a move that will lead to the creation of 40 new jobs for the area.
Date:
Monday 21st March 2016
Launch of New Service to Support Victims of Crime

Launch of New Service to Support Victims of Crime

Description
Victims of crime are to benefit from an improved advice and support service from Friday 1st April.
Date:
Friday 18th March 2016
Trainee Officers Raise Money for Domestic Abuse Charity

Trainee Officers Raise Money for Domestic Abuse Charity

Description
Trainee police officers will run 161 miles to raise money for the White Ribbon Campaign. The off-duty officers will take part in the sponsored run at Redcar boating lake tomorrow, Friday 18th March.
Date:
Thursday 17th March 2016
Off-Duty Officer Given Commendation for Saving a Child's Life in the Sea

Off-Duty Officer Given Commendation for Saving a Child's Life in the Sea

Description
A heroic officer has been awarded a Chief Constable's commendation at a ceremony held by Cleveland Police after saving the life of an 11-year-old boy.
Date:
Friday 11th March 2016
Special Rookies Sworn In at Ceremony

Special Rookies Sworn In at Ceremony

Description
Cleveland Police welcomes a very special new cohort this month, when fourteen new Special Constables join the Force.
Date:
Thursday 10th March 2016
Hartlepool Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Event Hailed a Success

Hartlepool Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Event Hailed a Success

Description
AROUND one thousand secondary school students in Hartlepool have benefitted from a special event aimed at deterring anti-social behaviour.Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Day (ASBAD) took place recently over five days at the town's Borough Hall on the Headland.
Date:
Monday 29th February 2016
Police and Employers Agree to Work Closely Together to Combat Crimes Against Businesses

Police and Employers Agree to Work Closely Together to Combat Crimes Against Businesses

Description
A landmark agreement to work together to combat crime against businesses has been signed by the North East's three Police and Crime Commissioners, and the Institute of Directors.
Date:
Friday 26th February 2016
Recruitment Begins for Police Community Support Officers to Join Cleveland Police

Recruitment Begins for Police Community Support Officers to Join Cleveland Police

Description
Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to join Cleveland Police on Monday 7th March.
Date:
Friday 26th February 2016
Commissioner Kick Starts Community Safety Roadshows

Commissioner Kick Starts Community Safety Roadshows

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger will be kick starting a series of Community Safety Roadshows this Friday at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough.
Date:
Thursday 25th February 2016
PCC Responds to HMIC Peel Report

PCC Responds to HMIC Peel Report

Description
Responding to the recently released Peel report, PCC Barry Coppinger said:"It is important that the public are aware that this report is based on HMIC visits carried out as long ago as March 2015 and as such it does not reflect the current situation.
Date:
Thursday 25th February 2016
Quick Actions of Officers Save Woman from Drowning in the Sea in Hartlepool

Quick Actions of Officers Save Woman from Drowning in the Sea in Hartlepool

Description
The quick actions of three officers have saved the life of a 45-year-old woman who was distressed and in danger in the sea at Hartlepool.
Date:
Monday 22nd February 2016
North East PCCs Call For Parliamentary Debate About Reducing Alcohol Consumption

North East PCCs Call For Parliamentary Debate About Reducing Alcohol Consumption

Description
A major conference in Durham on 17th February is expected to call for changes in the licensing laws for alcohol. Over 100 people from decision-making bodies will meet with the North East's three Police and Crime Commissioners at the Durham Centre in Belmont to hear about the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption, and to share ideas about how consumption might be reduced.
Date:
Tuesday 16th February 2016
High-Tech Way to Deal with ASB Launched on Teesside

High-Tech Way to Deal with ASB Launched on Teesside

Description
Cases of antisocial behaviour in Cleveland are to be dealt with more efficiently between police and partner agencies thanks to a new high-tech computer system.E-CINS has been funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger to act as a central hub for information, bringing reports of antisocial behaviour together in one place.
Date:
Tuesday 16th February 2016
Commitment of Cleveland Officers Impresses HMIC

Commitment of Cleveland Officers Impresses HMIC

Description
Response of Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger to the recent "Legitimacy" inspection of Cleveland Police by HMIC.
Date:
Friday 12th February 2016
Response from Cleveland's PCC and Temporary Chief Constable to MP James Wharton's Comments in Media

Response from Cleveland's PCC and Temporary Chief Constable to MP James Wharton's Comments in Media

Description
Response from PCC and Temp Chief to MP James Wharton's Comments in Media
Date:
Friday 5th February 2016
Research into Front Desk Services Leads to Cost Saving Changes

Research into Front Desk Services Leads to Cost Saving Changes

Description
Research conducted by Cleveland Police has found that some front reception desks are so underused that they average less than one visitor per day. The results of a three month footfall survey between August and October 2015 have led to recommendations which see both changes to opening hours and the closure of some front desks.
Date:
Thursday 4th February 2016
Film to be Launched During Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Film to be Launched During Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Description
A short film is being launched to coincide with Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.The video was produced to raise awareness of the support available to victims of sexual abuse and will be launched tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd February, during the awareness week which started on Monday 1st February and ends on Sunday 7th February.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Sixteen New PCSOs Join Cleveland Police

Sixteen New PCSOs Join Cleveland Police

Description
Sixteen budding new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have joined Cleveland Police. The PCSO's are currently undertaking a ten-week initial training programme, which includes subjects such as community engagement, problem solving, PCSO powers, antisocial behaviour and hate crime.
Date:
Tuesday 26th January 2016
New Temporary Chief Constable Leading Cleveland Police into 2016

New Temporary Chief Constable Leading Cleveland Police into 2016

Description
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless Temporary Chief Constable Spittal heads a new and dynamic policing team, working alongside Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine.
Date:
Monday 25th January 2016
Cleveland Police Launch A New Recruitment Drive for Police and Special Officers

Cleveland Police Launch A New Recruitment Drive for Police and Special Officers

Description
Members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they could be a police officer, as Cleveland Police opens recruitment for police constables on 27th January. Two events will be held for prospective candidates at Teesside University Centuria Building on Tuesday 19th January between 6pm and 8pm and on Thursday 21st January between 10am and 12pm.
Date:
Tuesday 12th January 2016
Stockton's Young Victims of Domestic Abuse to be Supported

Stockton's Young Victims of Domestic Abuse to be Supported

Description
Children and young people in Stockton-on-Tees affected by domestic violence will receive specialist support from this week. Police and partners are rolling out Operation Encompass across the 139 nurseries, schools, academies and colleges within the district.
Date:
Monday 11th January 2016
Red Umbrellas Symbolise International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers

Red Umbrellas Symbolise International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has joined partner organisations across Cleveland to highlight the issues faced by sex workers.
Date:
Monday 21st December 2015
Cleveland and Durham PCCs Develop Improved Service to Victims in 2016

Cleveland and Durham PCCs Develop Improved Service to Victims in 2016

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioners for Durham and Cleveland, Ron Hogg and Barry Coppinger, have appointed Safe in Tees Valley Ltd to run support services for victims of crime, following a competitive tender process.
Date:
Friday 18th December 2015
Commissioner's Pledge on Police Complaints and Professional Standards

Commissioner's Pledge on Police Complaints and Professional Standards

Description
Barry Coppinger has today outlined strategic direction for the development of professional standards within Cleveland Police, following the recent Employment Tribunal findings that found a Police Constable had endured discrimination and victimisation.
Date:
Wednesday 16th December 2015
Police Cadets take part in Arrest Scenarios

Police Cadets take part in Arrest Scenarios

Description
Police cadets took part in an evening of crime scenarios to test their ability to deal with several types of crimes.
Date:
Monday 14th December 2015
Commissioner Secures Reprieve for Police Air Support Based at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Commissioner Secures Reprieve for Police Air Support Based at Durham Tees Valley Airport

Description
The planned closure of the police air support base at Tees Valley Airport has been delayed following an intervention by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Thursday 10th December 2015
Commissioner Opens Community Cohesion Training for Teachers

Commissioner Opens Community Cohesion Training for Teachers

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, today opened a teacher training session focusing on enhancing social cohesion and countering radicalisation and racism.
Date:
Wednesday 9th December 2015
Redcar and Cleveland Cadets to Host 'White Christmas' Movie Screening for People with Dementia

Redcar and Cleveland Cadets to Host 'White Christmas' Movie Screening for People with Dementia

Description
Redcar and Cleveland Police Cadets are getting into the Christmas and community spirit this year by hosting a screening event of 'White Christmas' for people with dementia. The event is taking place on Thursday 10th December at 1pm at the Regent Cinema in Redcar in partnership with Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, Safe in Tees Valley, The Alzheimer's Society and The Regent Cinema.
Date:
Tuesday 8th December 2015
Commissioner Becomes Dementia Friend

Commissioner Becomes Dementia Friend

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has become a 'Dementia Friend' thanks to a training session delivered by Dave Mead from Safe in Tees Valley, who coordinates the Cleveland Police Cadets.
Date:
Monday 7th December 2015
North East PCCs Mark Second Anniversary of VAWG Strategy

North East PCCs Mark Second Anniversary of VAWG Strategy

Description
An annual event was held on 4 December to mark the second anniversary of the Regional Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy. The strategy sets out a number of actions which agencies across the region are carrying out to tackle a range of issues around violence and abuse affecting women and girls
Date:
Friday 4th December 2015
Local Student 'Legal Eagles' Present to Local Criminal Justice Board

Local Student 'Legal Eagles' Present to Local Criminal Justice Board

Description
Student 'legal eagles' have given a presentation to the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) on what they have learnt about the criminal justice system throughout a national competition. The students from St Peters School in South Bank entered the national Mock Trial Competition earlier this year and were finalists in the competition, gaining the highest position ahead of all other north east schools that took part.
Date:
Friday 4th December 2015
Keeping Cleveland & Durham Roads Safe This Christmas

Keeping Cleveland & Durham Roads Safe This Christmas

Description
As the national Christmas drink-drive campaign gets under way today, police in Cleveland and Durham are warning motorists they can be tested at the roadside for drugs as well as alcohol.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd December 2015
Community Heroes Recognised at PCC's Community Safety Awards

Community Heroes Recognised at PCC's Community Safety Awards

Description
Cleveland Community Safety Awards are taking place at Redcar and Cleveland College on Wednesday 25th November, where 45 people have been nominated for various awards. The event began when Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, came into office and it is held annually to celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community.
Date:
Monday 23rd November 2015
PCC Attends Purple Heart Event on Transgender Day of Remembrance

PCC Attends Purple Heart Event on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Description
A successful partnership project, based in Middlesbrough, celebrated the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday 20th November, with the planting of a heart shaped floral tribute made up of purple tulip bulbs.
Date:
Monday 23rd November 2015
Statement from PCC Regarding Recent Events

Statement from PCC Regarding Recent Events

Description
Statement from Barry Coppinger, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner
Date:
Monday 23rd November 2015
Young People Takeover Commissioner Role

Young People Takeover Commissioner Role

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, is today allowing his role to be 'taken over' by five young people from Hartlepool as part of the national initiative, Takeover Challenge.
Date:
Friday 20th November 2015
Teachers Trained in Tackling Racism

Teachers Trained in Tackling Racism

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has opened the first of a series of three teacher training events focusing on tackling racism within Cleveland schools.
Date:
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Chief Constable to Assist Prestigious Policing Course for Second Year

Chief Constable to Assist Prestigious Policing Course for Second Year

Description
Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer has been asked to assist in directing the prestigious Strategic Command Course (SCC) for a second year.
Date:
Monday 16th November 2015
International Restorative Justice Week – I've got something to say

International Restorative Justice Week – I've got something to say

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, and partners are supporting the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) campaign to mark International Restorative Justice Week.
Date:
Friday 13th November 2015
Fearless Cadets Team Meet PCC Following Knife Amnesty

Fearless Cadets Team Meet PCC Following Knife Amnesty

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger welcomed representatives from the police cadets' youth section of Crimestoppers "Fearless" so they could see first-hand the work done within the Force to rid the area of knives.
Date:
Friday 13th November 2015
245 Bladed Weapons Surrendered in Two Week Knife Amnesty

245 Bladed Weapons Surrendered in Two Week Knife Amnesty

Description
Cleveland Police today revealed the number of knives and other bladed/sharp items handed in during a recent two week knife surrender campaign.
Date:
Wednesday 11th November 2015
Cleveland PCC Awarded National Recognition for Transparency

Cleveland PCC Awarded National Recognition for Transparency

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has been awarded national recognition for transparency.The recognition was awarded to nine PCC's from around the country at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 28th October.
Date:
Wednesday 4th November 2015
Surrender a Knife Campaign – One Week On

Surrender a Knife Campaign – One Week On

Description
An update of the Knife Amnesty in Cleveland, one week on.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Joint Police Dog Section Will Keep Police Dogs on Teesside

Joint Police Dog Section Will Keep Police Dogs on Teesside

Description
Cleveland Police, Durham Constabulary and North Yorkshire Police are to join their police dog sections to create a single integrated service from summer 2016, in a move that will reduce overall costs by more than three million pounds over the next five years and enable a substantial 24-hour dog unit to be retained across the three forces.
Date:
Thursday 29th October 2015
Criminal Justice Volunteers Fair – Back For A Third Successive Year

Criminal Justice Volunteers Fair – Back For A Third Successive Year

Description
The Cleveland PCC's third annual Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair is taking place once again this November to encourage hundreds of local people to take up volunteer posts across the area.
Date:
Wednesday 28th October 2015
Public Urged to 'Please Think Before You Ring!'

Public Urged to 'Please Think Before You Ring!'

Description
The public is being asked to help Cleveland Police and partners by thinking carefully about which agency is needed when reporting firework and bonfire related issues. Demand on police call takers typically increases at this time of year and the force is keen to set out the instances where it is appropriate to contact police - and when people should contact other organisations.
Date:
Monday 26th October 2015
'Crime is Not Mischief' Warns PCC, Police and Partners

'Crime is Not Mischief' Warns PCC, Police and Partners

Description
Crime should not be mistaken for mischief - police and partners have warned youths and parents in the run up to half term and "mischief night" in Cleveland. A number of parents and their children have been visited by police and partners who have warned that crime and criminal damage should not be mistaken for mischief.
Date:
Monday 26th October 2015
'Surrender your Knife' is the message from North East Forces

'Surrender your Knife' is the message from North East Forces

Description
Three regional Forces are joining together to raise awareness of the dangers of knife-related crime and ensure we all stay safe.
Date:
Friday 23rd October 2015
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Disagrees with HMIC's Efficiency Views

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Disagrees with HMIC's Efficiency Views

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has said he does not share the views expressed by a national police inspection team about Cleveland Police's financial planning - arguing the report they have produced is outdated and based on a fleeting visit to the Force earlier in the year.
Date:
Tuesday 20th October 2015
Commissioner Discusses Transphobia with Local Communities

Commissioner Discusses Transphobia with Local Communities

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has spoken to trans community members from across Cleveland in a discussion facilitated by Gay Advice Darlington & Durham (GAAD) and Cleveland Trans Association.
Date:
Friday 16th October 2015
National Hate Crime Awareness Week - Abbie's Trans Story

National Hate Crime Awareness Week - Abbie's Trans Story

Description
Abbie's Story is published to highlight trans hate issues as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015
Date:
Thursday 15th October 2015
Over 2000 School Pupils Take Part in Anti Racism Workshops

Over 2000 School Pupils Take Part in Anti Racism Workshops

Description
Over 2000 school pupils from across Cleveland will benefit from a series of ant racism workshops which have been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger. The workshops are being delivered by the charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC), who use the experiences of current and ex professional footballers to convey anti racism messages to both primary and secondary age children.
Date:
Thursday 15th October 2015
Force Signs up to Rainbow Laces Campaign to Tackle Homophobia

Force Signs up to Rainbow Laces Campaign to Tackle Homophobia

Description
Cleveland Police has pledged to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia by signing up to the national Stonewall rainbow laces campaign. Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger 'laced up' to show his support together with members of the Cleveland Police Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) Network and frontline officers from Cleveland Police and Local Authorities.
Date:
Wednesday 14th October 2015
Commissioner Pledges to Tackle Religious Hate Crime

Commissioner Pledges to Tackle Religious Hate Crime

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has pledged to tackle all forms of religious hate crime as part of his focus on tackling these issues during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Date:
Tuesday 13th October 2015
Hate Crime Awareness Week - Events To Be Attended By the PCC

Hate Crime Awareness Week - Events To Be Attended By the PCC

Description
The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, launched his support and involvement in Hate Crime Awareness Week 2015 (10 - 17 October) at a launch event held at Darlington Town Hall on Friday 9 October. and will be attending a number of awareness raising events throughout the week.
Date:
Monday 12th October 2015
Disability Hate Awareness Education Launches in Norton Primary

Disability Hate Awareness Education Launches in Norton Primary

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has commissioned a disability hate awareness education package to be delivered in primary schools, which is today being launched in Norton Primary Academy in Stockton.
Date:
Monday 12th October 2015
North East Criminal Justice System United in Tackling Hate Crime

North East Criminal Justice System United in Tackling Hate Crime

Description
Senior figures from the region's criminal justice system have pledged their continuing commitment to tackling hate crime across the North East, at the launch of National Hate Crime Awareness Week (12-18 Oct). At a launch event in Darlington Town Hall to mark the week, police, prosecutors and the region's three PCCs talked about the harm that hate crime can cause, both to individuals and to society as a whole.
Date:
Friday 9th October 2015
North Eastern Region PCCs to Appoint Legally Qualified Chairs on Police Conduct Panels

North Eastern Region PCCs to Appoint Legally Qualified Chairs on Police Conduct Panels

Description
From 1 January 2016 legally qualified chairs will replace police chairs on Police Misconduct Panels held under the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012. Applications are invited from suitably qualified lawyers who can demonstrate integrity, sound judgement, objectivity and a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity.
Date:
Thursday 8th October 2015
Scheme to Support Young Victims of Domestic Abuse Is Extended

Scheme to Support Young Victims of Domestic Abuse Is Extended

Description
A pioneering scheme to support children caught up in domestic abuse is to be extended to two more local authorities within the Cleveland force area. Operation Encompass was launched as a pilot in Hartlepool in April this year and each of the town's nurseries, schools, academies and colleges signed up to the scheme.
Date:
Friday 2nd October 2015
Commissioner Shows Support for Safe Places

Commissioner Shows Support for Safe Places

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, this week continued to show his support for Safe Places across Cleveland when he visited The Life Store, in Cleveland Centre, Middlesbrough. Safe Places are venues in the community where people who need extra support can go if they need some help.
Date:
Thursday 1st October 2015
Cleveland Police Welcomes Twenty Four New Officers

Cleveland Police Welcomes Twenty Four New Officers

Description
Two dozen new police officers joined Cleveland Police yesterday, Monday 28th September 2015. The men and women come from a variety of backgrounds including Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), the military and the retail sector.
Date:
Tuesday 29th September 2015
PCC Launches Extended Premier League Kicks Programme

PCC Launches Extended Premier League Kicks Programme

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger visited the Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank, to celebrate the launch of MFC Foundation's extended Premier League Kicks programme.
Date:
Monday 28th September 2015
Cleveland's PCC at the 2015 Labour Party Conference

Cleveland's PCC at the 2015 Labour Party Conference

Description
Barry Coppinger's daily blog from the Labour Party Conference 2015 in Brighton, attending events to support his role as Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
Date:
Monday 28th September 2015
Cleveland's Commissioner Learns of Importance of Rugby Skull Caps in Tackling Acquired Brain Injuries

Cleveland's Commissioner Learns of Importance of Rugby Skull Caps in Tackling Acquired Brain Injuries

Description
With the 2015 Rugby World Cup well underway, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, was today given an opportunity to visit a regional charity, who are highlighting the personal safety aspects of young rugby players using skull caps whilst training and competing.
Date:
Thursday 24th September 2015
Integrated Offender Management Hub Launched to Enhance Reducing Offending and Re-Offending

Integrated Offender Management Hub Launched to Enhance Reducing Offending and Re-Offending

Description
A Single Integrated Offender Management Hub is to be launched within Holme House Prison to enhance the relationship between all organisations involved in reducing offending and re-offending. Staff, consisting of a five-strong team, have already been piloting the scheme since April – now they are set to be fully operational as of 22nd September.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd September 2015
PCC Response to Home Office Consultation on Reform of Police Funding

PCC Response to Home Office Consultation on Reform of Police Funding

Description
Clevelands Police & Crime Commissioner has warned the Home Office that communities will lose more 'bobbies on the beat' if the government continues to reduce funding available to support forces.
Date:
Friday 18th September 2015
Police Looking to Improve Links with Local Communities

Police Looking to Improve Links with Local Communities

Description
Cleveland Police are looking to improve their engagement with local people through an event aimed at diverse communities from across Cleveland.
Date:
Friday 18th September 2015
New 'Interceptors' Series to Feature Cleveland and Durham Police

New 'Interceptors' Series to Feature Cleveland and Durham Police

Description
Traffic cops and police dogs from Cleveland and Durham's joint policing team are set to star in a new series of the popular 'Police Interceptors' show.
Date:
Monday 14th September 2015
Belt Up - For Your Children's Sake

Belt Up - For Your Children's Sake

Description
Road policing crews from Cleveland and Durham Police are supporting a Europe-wide seatbelt campaign next week.
Date:
Friday 4th September 2015
More Say for Victims as Community Remedy Initiative Launches

More Say for Victims as Community Remedy Initiative Launches

Description
A scheme aimed at repairing harm for victims and addressing offender behaviour is being introduced in Cleveland from today, Tuesday 1st September. Community Remedy will offer a voice to victims of low-level offences on out of court disposals under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Date:
Tuesday 1st September 2015
Allotment Holders Warned to Keep Their Property Secure

Allotment Holders Warned to Keep Their Property Secure

Description
Allotment holders are being warned to keep their plots secure as part of Cleveland Police's ongoing burglary campaign, aimed at targeting and disrupting burglars. Since 1st June this year there have been 49 allotment burglaries across the Force area.
Date:
Tuesday 25th August 2015
Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger on Wayne Scott Investigation Report

Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger on Wayne Scott Investigation Report

Description
Statement from Barry Coppinger & Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal
Date:
Wednesday 19th August 2015
PCC Supports Campaign in Cleveland to Clamp Down on Speeding Drivers

PCC Supports Campaign in Cleveland to Clamp Down on Speeding Drivers

Description
Officers from Cleveland and Durham will this week take part in a national TISPOL speeding campaign, which has a particular focus on rural roads. The campaign begins on Monday 17th August for seven days, and will focus mainly on rural roads within both counties.
Date:
Monday 17th August 2015
PCC Funds Equality and Tackling Racism Training for Cleveland's Education Providers

PCC Funds Equality and Tackling Racism Training for Cleveland's Education Providers

Description
Cleveland PCC, Barry Coppinger, has commissioned a series of three Equality and Tackling Racism events aimed at is school teachers (across all key stages), youth workers and educators in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland or Stockton. The training will be provided by Show Racism the Red Card in November 2015 at Cleveland Police Headquarters.
Date:
Monday 3rd August 2015
Alcohol Declaration Inspires North East Collaborative Working

Alcohol Declaration Inspires North East Collaborative Working

Description
North East leaders have come together to pledge their support to the Local Government Declaration on Alcohol, an initiative which encourages partners to work together at a local level to actively tackle problems caused by drinking.
Date:
Thursday 30th July 2015
Statement from PCC on the Cleveland Police Demand Analysis

Statement from PCC on the Cleveland Police Demand Analysis

Description
Comment from Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger on the Cleveland Police demand analysis.
Date:
Wednesday 15th July 2015
Forum Held to Discuss Tackling Retail Crime

Forum Held to Discuss Tackling Retail Crime

Description
A forum to discuss tackling retail crime with retailers from across Cleveland was held today, Tuesday 14th July.
Date:
Wednesday 15th July 2015
Cleveland PCC Signs Charter to Combat Honour Based Violence

Cleveland PCC Signs Charter to Combat Honour Based Violence

Description
Cleveland Police and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, will sign a charter to make their commitment to stamp out honour based violence (HBV) on Britain's Lost Women Day, Tuesday 14th July.
Date:
Tuesday 14th July 2015
PCC and Force Welcomes Transferee Officers from across the UK

PCC and Force Welcomes Transferee Officers from across the UK

Description
Thirteen police officers transferring from other forces as far away as Northern Ireland and Scotland are joining Cleveland Police today, Monday 13th July.
Date:
Monday 13th July 2015
Crime Commissioner Teams Up with Top Footballing Charity to Tackle Racism

Crime Commissioner Teams Up with Top Footballing Charity to Tackle Racism

Description
Show Racism the Red Card – that's the message from Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger as he teams-up with one of the country's top footballing charities for an education programme in Cleveland schools. Pupils from schools across Cleveland will hear about the serious consequences of racism, but delivered in a fun way through fitness and education sessions with former and current professional footballers.
Date:
Monday 6th July 2015
2015 Community Safety Awards - Nominations Invited for Community Heroes

2015 Community Safety Awards - Nominations Invited for Community Heroes

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, is calling on the people of Cleveland to nominate individuals who make a difference within their local community for a Cleveland Community Safety Award. The awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions to community safety that are made day in, day out by those working within the public, private and voluntary sector.
Date:
Tuesday 30th June 2015
New Recruits Take on Cycle Challenge for Road Safety Charity

New Recruits Take on Cycle Challenge for Road Safety Charity

Description
A group of newly trained police officers have raised cash for the victims of road traffic collisions and their families in a five-hour bike challenge.
Date:
Friday 26th June 2015
PCC Welcomes Force's Newest Student Recruits

PCC Welcomes Force's Newest Student Recruits

Description
More than twenty student officers completed their initial learning with a passing out ceremony on Wednesday 24th June. The officers will complete their last day of training at the end of this week and will then be ready to pound the streets of Cleveland from July.
Date:
Thursday 25th June 2015
Cadets Issue Free Advice and Equipment to Allotment Holders Hit by Arson

Cadets Issue Free Advice and Equipment to Allotment Holders Hit by Arson

Description
Gardeners on an arson-hit allotment site in Hartlepool have been urged to protect their plots by taking advantage of free crime prevention equipment funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Thursday 25th June 2015
Green-Fingered Cadets Lend a Hand at Saltburn Valley Gardens

Green-Fingered Cadets Lend a Hand at Saltburn Valley Gardens

Description
Cleveland Police cadets have assisted with embedding new plants at Saltburn Valley Gardens after vandals damaged and stole them.Funding for the plants was awarded to Saltburn Friends of Valley Gardens and the green-fingered cadets kindly offered to help plant them.
Date:
Friday 19th June 2015
Commissioner Walks to Support Mental Health Awareness

Commissioner Walks to Support Mental Health Awareness

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger has pledged his commitment to supporting people living with mental health issues within the local community, by taking part in a Walk a Mile event from Tees Barrage to Stockton Parish Church Gardens as part of this year's One Red Sunflower initiative.
Date:
Thursday 18th June 2015
Commissioner Urges Rural Communities to have their say on Local Policing

Commissioner Urges Rural Communities to have their say on Local Policing

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger is urging rural residents to have their say as the largest ever survey into policing, crime and antisocial behaviour (ASB) in rural areas nears its deadline.
Date:
Wednesday 17th June 2015
Cleveland PCC Supports 'Justice First' Annual International Football Tournament

Cleveland PCC Supports 'Justice First' Annual International Football Tournament

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger is supporting the Justice First Annual International Football tournament which took place yesterday at 'Goals' on Stockton Road in Middlesbrough. Former Boro player Curtis Fleming also be dropped by to demonstrate some football skills.
Date:
Monday 15th June 2015
New Recruitment Drive For Cleveland Police Community Support Officers

New Recruitment Drive For Cleveland Police Community Support Officers

Description
Cleveland Police is to recruit Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). PCSOs were last recruited in February 2010 but from today over 18s can apply via www.cleveland.police.uk where for the next fortnight, or until 300 applications have been received, they can submit electronic applications.
Date:
Monday 15th June 2015
Cadets Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders in Stockton

Cadets Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders in Stockton

Description
Allotment holders are being offered valuable support from police cadets and neighbourhood officers who are teaming together to try to reduce crime at allotments across Stockton.
Date:
Friday 12th June 2015
Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer to Retire from Policing in 2016

Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer to Retire from Policing in 2016

Description
Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer is to retire from policing after 32 years' service when her current contract ends in March 2016.
Date:
Thursday 11th June 2015
PCC and Police Seeking Community Views on Future Engagement

PCC and Police Seeking Community Views on Future Engagement

Description
The Police & Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger and the Police are seeking the views of diverse communities from across Cleveland on how best to involve local people in policing through the Force's Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs).
Date:
Wednesday 10th June 2015
Cleveland Residents Urged to Help 'Bag a Burglar'

Cleveland Residents Urged to Help 'Bag a Burglar'

Description
The independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign alongside Cleveland Police to encourage Cleveland residents to give information about burglars, burglaries or stolen goods - and they could even receive a cash reward.
Date:
Tuesday 9th June 2015
National Audit Report Shows Cleveland Received 10th Highest Reduction in Overall Funding

National Audit Report Shows Cleveland Received 10th Highest Reduction in Overall Funding

Description
The National Audit Office (NAO) published their report 'Financial Sustainability of Police Forces in England & Wales' stating that police forces have successfully reduced costs since 2010-11, and crime has reduced over the same period.
Date:
Thursday 4th June 2015
PCC Congratulates School Flying the Flag for the North East in National Finals

PCC Congratulates School Flying the Flag for the North East in National Finals

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger has sent his congratulations to local schoolchildren who have made it through to the national final of a prestigious "legal eagle" competition. St Peters School, South Bank, will be representing the region in the national finals of the "Citizenship Foundation Magistrates Mock Trial Competition" in Birmingham on Saturday 6 June after winning through local and regional heats.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Presentation to Students Following Largest Outdoor Emergency Exercise in Cleveland

Presentation to Students Following Largest Outdoor Emergency Exercise in Cleveland

Description
Exercise Sandpiper took place in January this year across Hartlepool and Stockton and on Tuesday 2nd June sixty students from Hartlepool College of Further Education will be awarded with certificates to thank them for taking part.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd June 2015
Commissioner Sponsors Middlesbrough Mela's 25th Year

Commissioner Sponsors Middlesbrough Mela's 25th Year

Description
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is part sponsoring this year's Mela which is taking place over the weekend of 6-7 June 2015 at Centre Square, Middlesbrough Town Centre.
Date:
Wednesday 27th May 2015
PCC Brings Partners Together To Train on Human Trafficking

PCC Brings Partners Together To Train on Human Trafficking

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger yesterday (21 May 2015) hosted the first of a series of training sessions on Responding to Human Trafficking.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2015
PCC Vows Support to Officers and Staff with Review of Disability Hate Crime

PCC Vows Support to Officers and Staff with Review of Disability Hate Crime

Description
As the follow-up Joint Review of Disability Hate Crime is published Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger vow to continue to deliver training to front line officers in recognising Disability Hate Crime issues and ensure their officers and staff have the required skills to offer on-going support.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2015
Biggest Ever Survey to Uncover True Impact of Policing and Crime in Rural Areas

Biggest Ever Survey to Uncover True Impact of Policing and Crime in Rural Areas

Description
The largest ever survey into crime and antisocial behaviour (ASB) in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to find out how the police can better serve rural communities.
Date:
Thursday 21st May 2015
Cleveland Children Protected as 'In the Wrong Hands'  Campaign is Launched

Cleveland Children Protected as 'In the Wrong Hands' Campaign is Launched

Description
A new campaign urging people on Teesside to be aware of the tell-tale signs of child sexual exploitation is being launched today (20 May).
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Launch of Cleveland Police LGB&T Network to Give Employees a Voice

Launch of Cleveland Police LGB&T Network to Give Employees a Voice

Description
A new network is being launched which will support, advise and mentor Cleveland Police employees and staff who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The LGB&T Network was launched nationally in March 2015 and is the first national association since the Gay Police Association ended in 2012.
Date:
Friday 15th May 2015
PCC, Police and Partners Work to Protect Vulnerable People

PCC, Police and Partners Work to Protect Vulnerable People

Description
As the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cleveland Police continue to support National Mental Health Awareness Week, the force has unveiled details of other ways vulnerable people are supported by police and partners. They have already launched a multiagency concordat which will ensure all agencies adhere to agreed practice when dealing with people with mental health issues.
Date:
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Victim Services at the Click of a Mouse thanks to New Website

Victim Services at the Click of a Mouse thanks to New Website

Description
Services for victims across Cleveland have been brought together by the click of a mouse, thanks to a new online directory funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Cleveland Supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Cleveland Supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Description
Cleveland Police is supporting national Mental Health Awareness Week "Be Mindful" starting today (Monday 11th May).
Date:
Monday 11th May 2015
Commissioner Welcomes the Launch of the National Rural Crime Network Website

Commissioner Welcomes the Launch of the National Rural Crime Network Website

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has pledged his support to a new website launched by the National Rural Crime Network, along with 27 of his counterparts nationally. The website will enable all forces to discuss rural crime without boundaries in order to help to identify offenders.
Date:
Friday 8th May 2015
Evolve - Strategic Partnership between Cleveland, Durham and North Yorkshire Forces Takes Shape

Evolve - Strategic Partnership between Cleveland, Durham and North Yorkshire Forces Takes Shape

Description
The three Police and Crime Commissioners, and the Chief Constables of all three forces, completed the formal signing at a meeting last week, hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger. The Evolve Programme will see the three forces work closely together to improve strategic services and reduce operational costs.
Date:
Friday 1st May 2015
Local Investment Moves Ahead with Sale of Police Headquarters Land

Local Investment Moves Ahead with Sale of Police Headquarters Land

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has moved significant local investment, regeneration and collaboration one step closer by completing the sale of the police headquarters site at Ladgate Lane, to Persimmon Homes Ltd.
Date:
Thursday 30th April 2015
Cleveland PCC Supports National Stalking Awareness Week

Cleveland PCC Supports National Stalking Awareness Week

Description
Cleveland's PCC Barry Coppinger is supporting National Stalking Awareness Week which started this week, on Monday 20th April. Organised by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust and coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the National Stalking Helpline, the digital campaign focuses on a new video "What is Stalking" by the trust.
Date:
Tuesday 21st April 2015
Guidance for Prospective Election Candidates and the Media

Guidance for Prospective Election Candidates and the Media

Description
Guidance for Prospective Election Candidates and the Media
Date:
Thursday 16th April 2015
Force Implements Body Worn Video

Force Implements Body Worn Video

Description
Cleveland Police is implementing new generation body worn video cameras to officers across the Force. The cameras are expected to capture evidence of crimes as they happen and reduce confrontations whilst enhancing accountability, increasing public confidence and reducing complaints.
Date:
Friday 27th March 2015
Firearms License fee increase a "step in the right direction", says PCC

Firearms License fee increase a "step in the right direction", says PCC

Description
Cleveland's PCC has welcomed the increase in the license fee which authorised firearms holders across the country will pay from 6th April this year. But he expressed disappointment that forces would still effectively end up subsidising applications, due to the cost of administering the certificates and registering each license not being fully covered by the increase.
Date:
Friday 27th March 2015
Cleveland PCC, Police & Schools Support "Silent" Victims of Domestic Abuse

Cleveland PCC, Police & Schools Support "Silent" Victims of Domestic Abuse

Description
A new system to support children who experience, witness or are directly involved in domestic abuse is being launched by Cleveland Police and Hartlepool Borough Council Child and Adults Services on(Thursday 26 March 2015.
Date:
Thursday 26th March 2015
Cadets Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders

Cadets Hand Out Free Padlock Alarms to Allotment Holders

Description
Redcar and Cleveland Police Cadets are sowing the seeds of crime prevention in local allotments as they offer free padlock alarms to allotment holders in Redcar and Cleveland.
Date:
Monday 23rd March 2015
Cleveland Youngsters Take Part in Duke of Cornwall Awards

Cleveland Youngsters Take Part in Duke of Cornwall Awards

Description
Young people from across Cleveland will get a taste of how they can assist in a major incident as part of their Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Awards.Fifty young people aged between 12 and 18 years old from the Scouts, Girl Guides, Police Cadets and local schools will come together with local agencies from the Local Resilience Forum to be involved in a mock emergency situation.
Date:
Friday 20th March 2015
Local Businesses Called on to Support Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse

Local Businesses Called on to Support Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a campaign calling on local businesses to do more in the fight against domestic and sexual abuse.
Date:
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Regional PCCs give backing to a national campaign tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Regional PCCs give backing to a national campaign tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Description
CSE is a form of sexual abuse that involves the manipulation and/or coercion of young people under the age of 18 into sexual activity.
Date:
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Cleveland Police Looks to 'Evolve' to Improve Service and Achieve Savings

Cleveland Police Looks to 'Evolve' to Improve Service and Achieve Savings

Description
Cleveland Police has today announced (17 March 2015) the start of the Evolve Programme – a three-way collaboration with North Yorkshire Police and Durham Constabulary.
Date:
Tuesday 17th March 2015
2015/17 Cleveland Police and Crime Plan Launched with Support for Victims and Partnership Working at Its Heart

2015/17 Cleveland Police and Crime Plan Launched with Support for Victims and Partnership Working at Its Heart

Description
Barry Coppinger unveiled his 2015/17 Police and Crime Plan today (10 March 2013); his third since his appointment as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
Date:
Tuesday 10th March 2015
Seeking views on the use of Body Worn Video Cameras

Seeking views on the use of Body Worn Video Cameras

Description
Cleveland Police is preparing to launch 100 Body Worn Video cameras across the Cleveland Force area by April 2015. The introduction aims to maximise crime fighting potential whilst demonstrating transparency and accountability.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Statement from Cleveland PCC  - National Police Air Service Update

Statement from Cleveland PCC - National Police Air Service Update

Description
Statement for Cleveland PCC - NPAS and Durham Tees Valley Airport
Date:
Wednesday 25th February 2015
PCC Raises Awareness of Hate Crime in Hartlepool

PCC Raises Awareness of Hate Crime in Hartlepool

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is once again calling on residents and agencies across Hartlepool to stand up to hate crime after highlighting the policing perspective on the issue to key council officials.
Date:
Friday 20th February 2015
Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade Agree Ground-Breaking Alliance

Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade Agree Ground-Breaking Alliance

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, Acting Chief Constable Iain Spittal, Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton, and Fire Authority Vice Chair Jan Brunton signed a memorandum of understanding which cements the commitment of both organisations to bring the most efficient and cost effective service to communities.
Date:
Friday 13th February 2015
Cleveland Police Opens Fresh Recruitment Drive for Police Constables

Cleveland Police Opens Fresh Recruitment Drive for Police Constables

Description
Cleveland Police will be accepting applications from prospective new recruits online from Monday 16th February.
Date:
Friday 13th February 2015
2015/16 Cleveland Police Precept Endorsed by Police & Crime Panel

2015/16 Cleveland Police Precept Endorsed by Police & Crime Panel

Description
Cleveland Police Commissioner Barry Coppinger's call for a 1.99% rise in the police precept to help maintain officer numbers has been endorsed by the Police and Crime Panel. The increase will add no more than a penny per day to the bills of over 80% of households in the county and will ensure the force can commence recruitment of officers following a five year freeze.
Date:
Tuesday 10th February 2015
Pledge of Support on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Pledge of Support on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Description
Two of the region's Police and Crime Commissioners have pledged their support and commitment to raising awareness on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Date:
Friday 6th February 2015
Criminal Justice Partners Encourage North East FGM Victims to Come Forward

Criminal Justice Partners Encourage North East FGM Victims to Come Forward

Description
In the wake of the UK's first trial for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), key players in the region's criminal justice system are encouraging North East victims to come forward. The call comes amid fears that many in the North East may have been affected by FGM, but that the true scale of the issue is being obscured because of the barriers preventing victims from reporting it.
Date:
Friday 6th February 2015
Cleveland Police Sign Up to Stop and Search Mapping

Cleveland Police Sign Up to Stop and Search Mapping

Description
Cleveland Police has joined a ground-breaking new Home Office scheme which sees details of police stops and searches mapped online. The Force is one of 14 which launched the stop and search mapping scheme on www.police.uk. The initiative allows the public to see exactly where this important power is used and what the outcome of every stop and search is.
Date:
Friday 6th February 2015
Mother of Stalking Victim Helps Deliver Stalking and Harassment Training to Officers

Mother of Stalking Victim Helps Deliver Stalking and Harassment Training to Officers

Description
The mother of a woman who was the victim of stalking and harassment by her ex-partner who then murdered her has helped to deliver awareness training to officers. The training session at Cleveland Police Headquarters, was organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner and run by Paladin – a national stalking advocacy service. Durham PCC Ron Hogg attended and Northumbria PCC Vera Baird also supported the event..
Date:
Wednesday 4th February 2015
Transferees invited to join Cleveland Police

Transferees invited to join Cleveland Police

Description
Cleveland Police is advertising for Police Constables to transfer to the Force. The recruitment drive follows a recent intake of student Police Constables this month, and is the next step in increasing officer numbers after a lengthy recruitment freeze.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Cleveland Police Cadets Join the White Ribbon Campaign

Cleveland Police Cadets Join the White Ribbon Campaign

Description
The White Ribbon Campaign is a national Anti-Domestic Abuse Campaign, which is fully supported by the Redcar and Cleveland Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland and Cleveland Police.
Date:
Friday 30th January 2015
Shadow Justice Minister Dan Jarvis Visits Teesside

Shadow Justice Minister Dan Jarvis Visits Teesside

Description
Dan Jarvis visited Teesside last week and met with PCC Barry Coppinger and Local Police Area Commander, Jason Dickson. The PCC and Chief Inspector Dixon were able to brief Mr Jarvis on local issues in Redcar and Dormanstown, where Dan visited the local community.
Date:
Monday 26th January 2015
Q&A about National Police Demand Report "Estimating Demand on the Police Service"

Q&A about National Police Demand Report "Estimating Demand on the Police Service"

Description
Q&As provided by the College of Policing to further inform issues raised in the national thematic investigative report ""Estimating Demand on the Police Service".
Date:
Thursday 22nd January 2015
National Report Shows Police Demand Has Not Dropped with the Fall in Crime

National Report Shows Police Demand Has Not Dropped with the Fall in Crime

Description
The first national picture of the breadth and complexity of the work undertaken by the police has been published by the College of Policing today (January 22nd).
Date:
Thursday 22nd January 2015
PCC and Force Welcome New Police Recruits after Five Year Freeze

PCC and Force Welcome New Police Recruits after Five Year Freeze

Description
Cleveland Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger have welcomed twenty-three new student police officers – bringing a five year recruitment freeze to an end.
Date:
Thursday 15th January 2015
Police & Crime Commissioner goes Interactive for Consultation

Police & Crime Commissioner goes Interactive for Consultation

Description
Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger is asking Teessiders for their views on his policing and partnership blueprint, which sets out the strategic direction for policing and for victims and witnesses for the next two years.
Date:
Thursday 15th January 2015
Work of Cleveland's Street Angels Commended to House of Commons

Work of Cleveland's Street Angels Commended to House of Commons

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald have taken their praise for the Cleveland Street Angel schemes one step further through an Early Day Motion to Parliament.
Date:
Monday 22nd December 2014
PCC Response to Police Grant Settlement Announcement

PCC Response to Police Grant Settlement Announcement

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger "says further pressure will be put on Forces after the Police Grant Settlement was announced today which equates to a 5.1% cut to police funding.
Date:
Thursday 18th December 2014
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Description
A day to raise global awareness of issues faced by sex workers takes place today, Wednesday 17th December.
Date:
Wednesday 17th December 2014
PCCs Mark Anniversary of Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

PCCs Mark Anniversary of Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Description
North East Police and Crime Commissioners Ron Hogg, Vera Baird and Barry Coppinger marked the first anniversary of the region's first ever strategy to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls, by holding an event attended by professionals from across the region.
Date:
Tuesday 9th December 2014
Chief Constable to Assist in Directing Leadership Course

Chief Constable to Assist in Directing Leadership Course

Description
The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jacqui Cheer, has been selected to assist in directing the Strategic Command Course for the College of Policing next year.
Date:
Friday 5th December 2014
Cleveland Police Fully Implement the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme

Cleveland Police Fully Implement the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme

Description
Cleveland Police have fully launched the Government's Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme. The voluntary scheme, which was announced by the Home Secretary in April, is part of a range of measures that will contribute to a reduction in the overall use of stop and search, lead to better and more intelligence-led stop and searches and more effective outcomes.
Date:
Monday 1st December 2014
Domestic Violence Prevention Orders Offer Victims a Peaceful Christmas

Domestic Violence Prevention Orders Offer Victims a Peaceful Christmas

Description
Cleveland Police have applied for 34 Domestic Violence Prevention Orders (DVPO's) since their inception at the end of June this year and are reminding victims of abuse that help is out there and they do not have to suffer in silence.
Date:
Monday 1st December 2014
PCC gives Jingle Bells to Savvy Shoppers to deter Sneaky Thieves

PCC gives Jingle Bells to Savvy Shoppers to deter Sneaky Thieves

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, is helping to deter sneaky purse thieves by handing out jingle bells to savvy shoppers in a series of roadshows.
Date:
Friday 28th November 2014
The '12 Online Frauds of Christmas' Campaign Launched

The '12 Online Frauds of Christmas' Campaign Launched

Description
This festive season Cleveland Police is running the '12 online frauds of Christmas' campaign to protect thousands of people in our communities from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters.
Date:
Friday 28th November 2014
Celebration Event Commends Cleveland's Street Angels

Celebration Event Commends Cleveland's Street Angels

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, and Cleveland Chief Constable, Jacqui Cheer, are hosting an event tonight to celebrate the amazing work done by Street Angels across the whole Cleveland area.
Date:
Thursday 27th November 2014
HMIC PEEL Assessment 2014 - Statements from PCC and Chief Constable

HMIC PEEL Assessment 2014 - Statements from PCC and Chief Constable

Description
HMIC PEEL Assessment 2014 - Statement from PCC and Chief Constable
Date:
Thursday 27th November 2014
Hockey Club Nets New Equipment Supported by PCC

Hockey Club Nets New Equipment Supported by PCC

Description
A popular hockey club has been given a boost to its training sessions thanks to new equipment funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger. Redcar Hockey Club was supplied with a wide range of hockey equipment, including goal keeper kits, training bibs, training cones, outdoor sticks, indoor sticks and hockey balls.
Date:
Wednesday 26th November 2014
White Ribbon Campaign: "All Men Have a Role in Ending Domestic Abuse"

White Ribbon Campaign: "All Men Have a Role in Ending Domestic Abuse"

Description
Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger has pledged his support to White Ribbon Day.The international event to stop abuse against women and girls takes place today (Tuesday 25 November 2014). The male-led campaign focuses on helping women break the silence by not ignoring, not condoning and standing up to domestic abuse.
Date:
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Young People Step into Commissioner Role

Young People Step into Commissioner Role

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, demonstrated his commitment to listening to the views of young people across Cleveland by letting three youngsters 'take over' his role for the day.
Date:
Monday 24th November 2014
Commissioner Joins Cleveland Police's Campaign to Protect the UK from Terrorism

Commissioner Joins Cleveland Police's Campaign to Protect the UK from Terrorism

Description
Cleveland Police is supporting a national police campaign, designed to make it harder for terrorists to attack the UK. Today sees the launch of National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week, which will run from Monday 24th November to Sunday 30th November.
Date:
Monday 24th November 2014
Cleveland Drugs Team Celebrates First Anniversary

Cleveland Drugs Team Celebrates First Anniversary

Description
Over 5,770 cannabis plants, £2m worth of drugs seized, 138 warrants served and 140 people arrested – with more to follow. The impressive figures come as Cleveland Police's Community Drug Enforcement Team (CDET) celebrates its first year.
Date:
Monday 17th November 2014
Judge Moorhouse Complaint Referred to Ombudsman

Judge Moorhouse Complaint Referred to Ombudsman

Description
The three North East Police & Crime Commissioners have today taken their complaint of misconduct against Judge George Moorhouse, for his handling of domestic violence cases, a stage further by appealing to the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman.
Date:
Monday 17th November 2014
Cleveland Police Supports International Restorative Justice Week

Cleveland Police Supports International Restorative Justice Week

Description
Cleveland Police officers and staff and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, are backing International Restorative Justice Week to encourage victims and perpetrators to come together to find a positive way forward. International Restorative Justice Week begins today, Monday 17th November, and ends on Monday 24th November.
Date:
Monday 17th November 2014
Criminal Justice Volunteering Event Huge Success

Criminal Justice Volunteering Event Huge Success

Description
Hundreds of people have expressed an interest in becoming volunteers for the Criminal Justice System thanks to a special event organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner and Teesside University.
Date:
Monday 10th November 2014
Winners Announced at 2014 Cleveland Community Safety Awards

Winners Announced at 2014 Cleveland Community Safety Awards

Description
The 2014 Cleveland Community Safety Awards took place last night to celebrate those who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community. The awards took place at Hartlepool College of Further Education on Thursday, 6th November, and were sponsored by Thirteen Housing Group and Coast & Country Housing.
Date:
Friday 7th November 2014
Commissioner Pledges to Give Young People a Voice

Commissioner Pledges to Give Young People a Voice

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has reaffirmed his commitment to giving young people across Cleveland a voice at an event which explored the role of young people in community safety.
Date:
Thursday 6th November 2014
PCC To Reward Neighbourhood Heroes at Annual Community Safety Awards

PCC To Reward Neighbourhood Heroes at Annual Community Safety Awards

Description
The second Cleveland Community Safety Awards take place tonight (6 November) which recognise the efforts of everyone involved in partnership working within our communities. Those who are to be rewarded for their contributions to local community safety include Neighbourhood Police Officers, Policing Teams, Community Support Officers, Volunteers and Community Minded Businesses.
Date:
Thursday 6th November 2014
Specials Recruitment Launched at PCC's Volunteer Fair

Specials Recruitment Launched at PCC's Volunteer Fair

Description
Cleveland Police has launched online applications this morning for the next phase of Special Constabulary recruitment.
Date:
Tuesday 4th November 2014
Boro Angels - More Than Just Flip-flops and Lollipops

Boro Angels - More Than Just Flip-flops and Lollipops

Description
Like most students, you will find 20-year-old's Matthew Harper and Natalie Hepworth out in Middlesbrough Town Centre on a Saturday night. But unlike others their experience is much different as they don their high-visibility jackets to become volunteer Boro Angels.
Date:
Friday 31st October 2014
Cleveland PCC Kick-Starts Aikido Course thanks to Money from Criminal Clutches

Cleveland PCC Kick-Starts Aikido Course thanks to Money from Criminal Clutches

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has helped to kick-start a new Aikido course in Hartlepool thanks to money captured from criminal clutches and put back into communities.
Date:
Friday 31st October 2014
Enjoy Halloween But Please Respect Your Communities

Enjoy Halloween But Please Respect Your Communities

Description
In the run up to Halloween, those who expect to be out and about in Cleveland neighbourhoods, should have fun, be safe but always be respectful of the communities they live in.Trick-or-treating provides a lot of enjoyment to those who participate in this age-old practice but not everyone gets involved and this should always be taken into account.
Date:
Thursday 30th October 2014
Volunteer and Make a Real Difference

Volunteer and Make a Real Difference

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Ashley Moloney, a Teesside University student and volunteer at Victim Support, is encouraging others to get involved in this year's Cleveland Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair.
Date:
Monday 27th October 2014
Winners of the North East Retail Crime Partnership Awards 2014

Winners of the North East Retail Crime Partnership Awards 2014

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A year after the formal launch of the Middlesbrough Retail Crime Partnership members are celebrating success after receiving the top award at the North East Retail Crime Conference that was held in Durham on Wednesday 15th October 2014.
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Thursday 23rd October 2014
Specialist Sexual Assault Support Centre Enters Eighth Year

Specialist Sexual Assault Support Centre Enters Eighth Year

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has expressed his support for a centre which works with victims of sexual assault on Teesside and which has just marked seven years since its opening.
Date:
Wednesday 15th October 2014
Cleveland Rural Crime Team Rewarded for Preventing Crime

Cleveland Rural Crime Team Rewarded for Preventing Crime

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Cleveland Rural Crime Team has been crowned 'Best Country Crime Fighter 2014' for the North East by NFU Mutual, at the leading rural insurer's Awards ceremony that took place at Saddlers Hall, London on Thursday 9th October.
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Tuesday 14th October 2014
Volunteering just the job for Dorothy

Volunteering just the job for Dorothy

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One Teesside Volunteer backing this year's Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair is Dorothy McNaughton. Dorothy, from Billingham volunteers for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as an Independent Custody Visitor, where she checks on the welfare of individuals detained in Police Custody.
Date:
Tuesday 14th October 2014
Statement from PCC Regarding ACPO Gun Licence Campaign

Statement from PCC Regarding ACPO Gun Licence Campaign

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Statement from PCC Regarding ACPO Gun Licence Campaign
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Monday 13th October 2014
Pledging Support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Pledging Support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has pledged his support to National Hate Crime Awareness week, which begins on Saturday 11th October.
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Friday 10th October 2014
Boro Street Angels Receive Praise from PCC

Boro Street Angels Receive Praise from PCC

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Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has praised the work of the voluntary Boro Angels in Middlesbrough, after observing their work.
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Thursday 9th October 2014
Wanted – A Champion for Communities

Wanted – A Champion for Communities

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A "champion" for communities is being advertised - with a visionary volunteer wanted to lead and represent communities across Teesside and work with Cleveland Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner to make our neighbourhoods safer and fairer.
Date:
Thursday 9th October 2014
Commissioner Supports Cadets in Big Tidy Up

Commissioner Supports Cadets in Big Tidy Up

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, joined forces with Cleveland Police Cadets to get involved in the 'Big Tidy Up' in Saltburn. The event was organised by Redcar and Cleveland Council's Community Development Team, which involved litter picking on the sea front.
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Wednesday 8th October 2014
PCC Champions Annual Criminal Justice Volunteering Fair

PCC Champions Annual Criminal Justice Volunteering Fair

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The Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair takes place between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday 4th November at Teesside University, where people can drop-in to explore opportunities and gather information about what it takes to become a volunteer and change lives.
Date:
Monday 6th October 2014
Student Drives Parking Campaign with Winning Posters

Student Drives Parking Campaign with Winning Posters

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A Graphic Design student is helping police and partners to educate drivers about inconsiderate parking after winning a poster design competition.
Date:
Friday 3rd October 2014
Biggest Virtual Crime Fighting Network Launched in Cleveland

Biggest Virtual Crime Fighting Network Launched in Cleveland

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Thousands of people from across Cleveland will be the eyes and ears of the community at the click of a mouse – thanks to a new virtual crime fighting network being launched this week.
Date:
Thursday 2nd October 2014
Want to make a non-emergency call to the Police?  Call 101

Want to make a non-emergency call to the Police? Call 101

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From 1st October 2014 the only number to call to contact the police in a non-emergency will be 101. The 326326 number will be de-activated from this time and will no longer be available; a recorded message will advise the caller to contact 101.
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Tuesday 30th September 2014
North East Commissioners Call for Judge to be Investigated

North East Commissioners Call for Judge to be Investigated

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The north east's three Police and Crime Commissioners are calling on the Judicial Conduct and Investigations Office to investigate a Teesside Judge who let down a victim of domestic abuse.
Date:
Monday 29th September 2014
New Police Office Opening Hours Comes Into Practice

New Police Office Opening Hours Comes Into Practice

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Changes to opening hours of three of the four district offices publicised in May this year are set to come into practice from 1st October.
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Friday 26th September 2014
Commissioner Visits Kings Academy

Commissioner Visits Kings Academy

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Students have been put on the straight and narrow regarding the role of Police and Crime Commissioners during a visit by Cleveland's PCC Barry Coppinger.
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Friday 26th September 2014
PCC Welcomes Pledge to Remove Gun Licence Subsidy

PCC Welcomes Pledge to Remove Gun Licence Subsidy

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Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has welcomed a pledge by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper to remove the current £17m gun licence subsidy.
Date:
Friday 26th September 2014
Celebrating Diversity Across Teesside

Celebrating Diversity Across Teesside

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger is supporting an event which promises to be a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) culture in Teesside. Middlesbrough Community Pride is taking place in Centre Square, Middlesbrough on Saturday 27th September, and will feature performances from X Factor's Hannah Barrett and Kingsland Road, and La Voix from Britain's Got Talent.
Date:
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Cleveland's PCC at the 2014 Labour Party Conference

Cleveland's PCC at the 2014 Labour Party Conference

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From 21-24 September 2014, Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger is attending the annual Labour Party confefence. This page contains updates of his activity whilst at conference in Manchester.
Date:
Monday 22nd September 2014
Statement by Cleveland PCC Regarding Proposed Replacement of PCCs

Statement by Cleveland PCC Regarding Proposed Replacement of PCCs

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Statement by Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger regarding the PCC model
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Sunday 21st September 2014
PCC Praise for Officers at Outcome of £55m Drugs Operation

PCC Praise for Officers at Outcome of £55m Drugs Operation

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has praised a regional policing operation after ten men were jailed for their part in an international drug ring that saw drugs worth £55m seized - the region's largest ever drugs seizure.
Date:
Thursday 18th September 2014
Leading National and Local Experts speak on Restorative Justice

Leading National and Local Experts speak on Restorative Justice

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Leading national and local experts in Restorative Justice will come together at a regional conference to discuss the approach across Cleveland and the North East.
Date:
Wednesday 17th September 2014
PCC Delivers on Commitment to Residents with 200th Meeting

PCC Delivers on Commitment to Residents with 200th Meeting

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is delivering on his commitment to responding to people's views and concerns, by engaging with residents at what was his 200th community meeting.
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Wednesday 17th September 2014
Don't Assume Modern Day Slavery Doesn't Happen on Teesside

Don't Assume Modern Day Slavery Doesn't Happen on Teesside

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Don't assume it doesn't happen on Teesside - that's the message from Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger after hearing renowned guest speakers at a Human Trafficking and Slavery Conference in Cleveland.
Date:
Monday 15th September 2014
Cleveland Rural Crime Team Nominated for National Award

Cleveland Rural Crime Team Nominated for National Award

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Cleveland's Rural Crime team has been nominated for a prestigious National Farmers Union (NFU) National Country Crime Fighters award.
Date:
Friday 12th September 2014
Opening Doors for Disadvantaged Young People

Opening Doors for Disadvantaged Young People

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Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger visited an innovative project providing support for disadvantaged young people within the East Cleveland area.
Date:
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Gresham Week of Action

Gresham Week of Action

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A community in Middlesbrough is the focus of police and partners' attention for the next few days as a Week of Action began today (Monday 8th September).
Date:
Monday 8th September 2014
Cleveland PCC Responds to HMIC Core Business Inspection

Cleveland PCC Responds to HMIC Core Business Inspection

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Today, Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIC) published the national thematic inspection "Core Business: An inspection of Crime Prevention, Police Attendance and Use of Police Time".
Date:
Thursday 4th September 2014
Region's PCCs 'Say No to Slavery'

Region's PCCs 'Say No to Slavery'

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The North East Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have affirmed their commitment to stamping out slavery and human trafficking with a regional event to raise awareness of the issue. Barry Coppinger will host the seminar in Cleveland on Friday 5th September which is being supported by Vera Baird and Ron Hogg.
Date:
Monday 1st September 2014
PCC Urges Teessiders to Nominate their Community Superheroes

PCC Urges Teessiders to Nominate their Community Superheroes

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Nominate your community superheroes, that's the message from Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger as the deadline for entries to the Cleveland Community Safety Awards is extended to Monday 15th September.
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Friday 29th August 2014
North East PCCs Welcome Labour's New Shadow Minister

North East PCCs Welcome Labour's New Shadow Minister

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Labour has appointed its first ever shadow minister for prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), Seema Malhotra MP, who will work with Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper. The three Labour Police and Crime Commissioners of the North East have developed a regional strategy to tackle this abuse.
Date:
Friday 29th August 2014
Review Underway Following HMIC Crime Data Integrity Report

Review Underway Following HMIC Crime Data Integrity Report

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Cleveland Police has launched a review of its crime data following the latest HMIC report on crime data integrity, which highlighted a number of areas of improvement, as well as good practice.
Date:
Thursday 28th August 2014
Police and Crime Commissioner Joins Stockton Residents to Celebrate Eid

Police and Crime Commissioner Joins Stockton Residents to Celebrate Eid

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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger joined Stockton residents to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid at a special event, held in the town's Ropner Park.
Date:
Monday 18th August 2014
Region's Police and Crime Chiefs Back Domestic Abuse Petition

Region's Police and Crime Chiefs Back Domestic Abuse Petition

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The region's three Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are urging people to sign an online petition calling on Government officials to stop the means testing of women who are trying to seek help for domestic abuse.
Date:
Friday 8th August 2014
Police and Crime Commissioner seeks ideas on Community Payback

Police and Crime Commissioner seeks ideas on Community Payback

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is seeking ideas from the community on ways in which offenders can carry out unpaid work as part of their sentencing requirement.
Date:
Monday 4th August 2014
Police and Crime Commissioner Gives Green Light to Community Safety Hub

Police and Crime Commissioner Gives Green Light to Community Safety Hub

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has given the green light to progress with plans to build a new headquarters on the preferred site at Hemlington Grange in Middlesbrough.
Date:
Thursday 31st July 2014
Bedroom Tax Concerns Mount in the North East

Bedroom Tax Concerns Mount in the North East

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The analysis of the Government's recent report on the spare room subsidy - or bedroom tax - has revealed that nationally, a staggering 59% of tenants affected have been unable to meet their basic housing costs since having their benefits reduced.
Date:
Tuesday 29th July 2014
Further Statement from Cleveland's PCC and DCC regarding the Equality Review

Further Statement from Cleveland's PCC and DCC regarding the Equality Review

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Further Statement from Cleveland's PCC and DCC regarding the Equality Review
Date:
Tuesday 29th July 2014
PCC Visits 'Something in MIND' in Redcar

PCC Visits 'Something in MIND' in Redcar

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Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger was today priviledged to visit the cafe and shop Something in Mind run by Redcar & Cleveland MIND, just prior to its official opening.
Date:
Monday 28th July 2014
Cleveland and North Yorkshire PCCs Lead The Way in Collaboration

Cleveland and North Yorkshire PCCs Lead The Way in Collaboration

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The Police and Crime Commissioners for Cleveland and North Yorkshire are leading the way when it comes to collaboration. Barry Coppinger and Julia Mulligan have agreed to share the post of Chief Finance Officer between their offices.
Date:
Friday 25th July 2014
Teesside University Hosts Crime Solving Day for Police Cadets

Teesside University Hosts Crime Solving Day for Police Cadets

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Up to 100 Police Cadets will take part in a full day at Teesside University where they will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops taking place in the University's realistic Crime Scene House and Law Court.
Date:
Thursday 24th July 2014
Update Regarding IPCC Referred Equality Review Complaint

Update Regarding IPCC Referred Equality Review Complaint

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Further information regarding the voluntarily IPCC referred Equality Review complaints.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Hard Work of Officers and Staff Recognised in HMIC Report

Hard Work of Officers and Staff Recognised in HMIC Report

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Cleveland Police has been rated as outstanding for ensuring financial security in the short term and long tem, according to a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). The report also rated the Force as good when it comes to having an affordable way of delivering policing, and good in relation to the Force being efficient.
Date:
Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Key Safety Messages Given to Middlesbrough Youngsters

Key Safety Messages Given to Middlesbrough Youngsters

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Nearly 900 young people from across Middlesbrough have taken part in a key community safety event this week. Crucial Crew saw Year 6 pupils given vital community safety advice in a series of half day sessions, to help them in the transition to secondary school this September.
Date:
Monday 14th July 2014
Business Representatives Asked for Views at Summit

Business Representatives Asked for Views at Summit

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Business representatives from across Cleveland and beyond have been asked to support plans to introduce domestic and sexual violence and abuse champions in the workplace, so that victims can be better supported.
Date:
Thursday 10th July 2014
PCC & Force Welcomes Overseas Visitors

PCC & Force Welcomes Overseas Visitors

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TheCleveland PCC and Cleveland Police welcomed visitors from the other side of the world today (Friday 4th July) and helped a New Zealand man celebrate his 50th birthday.
Date:
Friday 4th July 2014
Ministry of Justice backs Cleveland's Funding Bid

Ministry of Justice backs Cleveland's Funding Bid

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PCC Barry Coppinger is delighted with the announcement by Victim's Minister Damian Green that the Home Office has allocated almost £237k for four projects – the full amount requested from the Completed Fund to be used to support victims of crime.
Date:
Thursday 3rd July 2014
New Orders to Protect Vulnerable Victims of Domestic Abuse

New Orders to Protect Vulnerable Victims of Domestic Abuse

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The region's police bosses today launched a new power to help save victims of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) are a new power that provides protection to victims by enabling the police and magistrates to put in place protection in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident.
Date:
Monday 30th June 2014
Statement from the PCC regarding the Equality Review Complaint

Statement from the PCC regarding the Equality Review Complaint

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Statement from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland and Cleveland Police regarding the Equality Review Complaint
Date:
Monday 30th June 2014
Middlesbrough Demonstrations Pass Off Peacefully

Middlesbrough Demonstrations Pass Off Peacefully

Description
A demonstration by the English Defence League in Middlesbrough and a counter demonstration taking place today, Saturday 28th June, have passed off peacefully.
Date:
Monday 30th June 2014
Police Highlight their Win for Communities in Million Pound Drugs Drop

Police Highlight their Win for Communities in Million Pound Drugs Drop

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Drug detectives have highlighted their win for communities by seizing and dropping one million pounds worth of illegal drugs into a burning furnace. Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: "This team has made a real impact in such a short space of time by removing these drugs from the streets. I'm particularly pleased to see their efforts as I was present at one of their first raids in the community.
Date:
Thursday 26th June 2014
Safe Travel Expands for Vulnerable People in Hartlepool

Safe Travel Expands for Vulnerable People in Hartlepool

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Vulnerable people from Hartlepool can now travel safely across the Tees Valley in the knowledge that help is close at hand.
Date:
Tuesday 24th June 2014
Commissioner hopes Ambassadors will Increase Hate Crime Reports

Commissioner hopes Ambassadors will Increase Hate Crime Reports

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has launched the first training event for community ambassadors who will help to report and identify hate crime across Teesside.
Date:
Friday 13th June 2014
Nominations Invited for Cleveland Community Safety Awards 2014

Nominations Invited for Cleveland Community Safety Awards 2014

Description
The Cleveland Community Safety Awards recognise the efforts of everyone involved in partnership work in our communities, and I would ask people to put nominations forward. The awards are being sponsored by Thirteen Housing Group and Coast & Country Housing.
Date:
Thursday 12th June 2014
Cleveland Police Target Key Members of Organised Crime Gang

Cleveland Police Target Key Members of Organised Crime Gang

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Today sees the culmination of over two years of planning by three Forces to arrest principal members of an organised Crime Gang and bring them to justice. Four houses in Hartlepool were targeted by police in early morning raids today resulting in two 29-year-old men, a 36-year-old man and a 33-year-old man being arrested for Conspiracy to Supply Class A and Class B drugs.
Date:
Wednesday 11th June 2014
Domestic Abuse – Show it the Red Card

Domestic Abuse – Show it the Red Card

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Cleveland Police and partner agencies are supporting a national campaign aimed at sending out a clear message on domestic abuse throughout the World Cup period.Officers will be distributing posters and leaflets to hospitals, surgeries, colleges, pubs and clubs to deliver the message that the consumption of alcohol coupled with heightened emotions during this period is no excuse for domestic abuse.
Date:
Tuesday 10th June 2014
Commissioner Allocates over £54,000 from Crime to Community

Commissioner Allocates over £54,000 from Crime to Community

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Over £54,000 has been captured from criminal clutches and put into the hands of over 50 community groups thanks to a scheme led by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Changes to Station Opening Hours to Better Match Public Demand

Changes to Station Opening Hours to Better Match Public Demand

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Cleveland Police will be making cost-effective changes to the opening hours of three of the four district offices to match public demand for its services. The proposals were presented to the Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, who has supported the plans.
Date:
Friday 16th May 2014
Communities Join Forces To Tackle Homophobia and Transphobia

Communities Join Forces To Tackle Homophobia and Transphobia

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Communities from across Cleveland will be demonstrating their determination to tackle homophobia and transphobia on Saturday 17 May as part of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). There will be a variety of different activities taking place during the day including a balloon release in Middlesbrough and an equality climb and picnic at Roseberry Topping.
Date:
Wednesday 14th May 2014
New Beat Surgery in Place Ahead of Yarm Police Office Closure

New Beat Surgery in Place Ahead of Yarm Police Office Closure

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Yarm Library is set to house weekly police beat surgeries with neighbourhood officers ahead of the closure of Yarm Police Office on 30th May. The first weekly surgery will take place on Tuesday 27th May from 2pm to 3pm and police are also looking at other areas to house further surgeries based on demand.
Date:
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Search is on for New Recruits at Cleveland Police

Search is on for New Recruits at Cleveland Police

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Cleveland Police is opening its doors to new police officer recruits which will allow the right applicant the opportunity to take on a unique job which will prove both challenging and rewarding. From 2pm on Friday 16th May applicants will be able to log onto Cleveland Police website and be guided through the application process.
Date:
Tuesday 13th May 2014
PCC Launches Disability Hate Crime Training DVD in Teesside

PCC Launches Disability Hate Crime Training DVD in Teesside

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A DVD which highlights the harrowing experiences of some people with learning disabilities who have been victims of disability hate crime is being launched by the Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger at a special screening.
Date:
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Commissioner Praises Hard Work of Police Cadets

Commissioner Praises Hard Work of Police Cadets

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PCC Barry Coppinger has praised the work undertaken by Cleveland Police Cadets having completed a tour of all four units across the Cleveland area. Cadet groups exist in each of the area's four Local Policing Areas, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton, and provide a range of activities for 14 to 19 year olds from all backgrounds.
Date:
Thursday 1st May 2014
Middlesbrough FC star helps PCC and Force launch GiveItaGO App

Middlesbrough FC star helps PCC and Force launch GiveItaGO App

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The PCC and Police launched the GiveitaGO app yesterday with Middlesbrough FC defender George Friend. The mobile phone application will provide local diversionary activities for young people
Date:
Tuesday 29th April 2014
Suspected Drug Dealers Targeted in Grove Hill

Suspected Drug Dealers Targeted in Grove Hill

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Suspected drug dealers and criminals in the Grove Hill area of Middlesbrough received an unexpected visit from police today, Wednesday 16th April.
Date:
Wednesday 16th April 2014
PCC says Services must look to Collaborate as he launches new Crime Plan

PCC says Services must look to Collaborate as he launches new Crime Plan

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger has detailed how he will support agencies working together as part of one of six key priorities in his new Police and Crime Plan.
Date:
Monday 14th April 2014
Arrests Made As Part of National Rogue Trader Day of Action

Arrests Made As Part of National Rogue Trader Day of Action

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Police have been out in force in South Bank after they and partner agencies across Cleveland took part in a national campaign to disrupt criminal activity and bring rogue traders and distraction burglars to justice.
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Friday 11th April 2014
Police and Crime Commissioner Appoints New Chief of Staff

Police and Crime Commissioner Appoints New Chief of Staff

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Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has appointed a new Chief of Staff. Simon Dennis replaces Ed Chicken, who was on secondment from Middlesbrough Council and retired at the end of March.
Date:
Thursday 10th April 2014
Police Presence Unaffected by Closure of Yarm Police Office

Police Presence Unaffected by Closure of Yarm Police Office

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger, is announcing the decision to close Yarm Police Office, following a recommendation from the Force. Alternative provision is being made in Yarm for regular beat surgeries in the library on a trial basis and social media sites have also been set up.
Date:
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Calling on Organisations to Register their Activities on GiveItAGO

Calling on Organisations to Register their Activities on GiveItAGO

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Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger is calling on organisations to register to a new website and mobile application that has been designed to allow users to find information and pinpoint recreational activities within the Cleveland area at the touch of a button.
Date:
Monday 31st March 2014
Around 500 Pupils Shown how to Stay Safe thanks to Interactive Event

Around 500 Pupils Shown how to Stay Safe thanks to Interactive Event

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Hundreds of school children from across Stockton have been learning about how to stay safe and the important work of services in Teesside at a three day event.
Date:
Friday 28th March 2014
PCC Welcomes Progress on Police Gun Licence Subsidy

PCC Welcomes Progress on Police Gun Licence Subsidy

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has welcomed progress to stop police funds being used to subsidise private gun ownership, after Home Office Minister Norman Baker confirmed that forces should not cover the shortfall.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014
PCC Welcomes HMIC Report Following Domestic Abuse Inspection

PCC Welcomes HMIC Report Following Domestic Abuse Inspection

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Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Cleveland Police have welcomed the report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) into domestic abuse.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014
Offenders Help Restore Community Centre

Offenders Help Restore Community Centre

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger showed his support for a project which involves offenders from Kirklevington Prison undertaking unpaid work with the community, whilst improving their skills and prospects of employment upon release.
Date:
Friday 21st March 2014
Commissioner Seeks Public Views on Community Remedy

Commissioner Seeks Public Views on Community Remedy

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, will be hitting the road over the coming weeks to ask local communities across Cleveland for their views on new Community Remedy proposals. Community Remedy forms part of a set of legislative changes regarding ASB and involves a list of actions which may be carried out by an offender as an alternative to court proceedings.
Date:
Thursday 13th March 2014
Rehabilitated Young People Help Keep Floods at Bay

Rehabilitated Young People Help Keep Floods at Bay

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PCC Barry Coppinger showed his support for a project which helps rehabilitated young offenders gain skills and qualifications and earn a wage, whilst helping to keep flooding at bay.
Date:
Monday 10th March 2014
Cleveland PCC Urges Same-Sex Abuse Victims to Access New Scheme

Cleveland PCC Urges Same-Sex Abuse Victims to Access New Scheme

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is urging victims of abuse in same-sex relationships to consider accessing a new scheme which could save lives.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
BBC Tees Operation Sacristy Interview

BBC Tees Operation Sacristy Interview

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On 6 March 2014, PCC Barry Coppinger conducted a radio interview about Operation Sacristy by Ali Brownlee of BBC Tees. The nine minute interview highlights how the Commissioner intends to take the Force forward after the CPS decision not to prosecute those involved in the Operation Sacristy investigation.
Date:
Thursday 6th March 2014
PCC Speaks at International Womens Day Event

PCC Speaks at International Womens Day Event

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Cleveland's PCC Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer spoke at this year's Teesside International Women's Day 'Inspiring Change' event at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Saturday 8 March.
Date:
Thursday 6th March 2014
CPS - Operation Sacristy Press Release in Full

CPS - Operation Sacristy Press Release in Full

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CPS decisions in Operation Sacristy - investigation into Cleveland Police and Cleveland Police Authority
Date:
Thursday 6th March 2014
Operation Sacristy - Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger

Operation Sacristy - Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger

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Operation Sacristy - Statement from PCC Barry Coppinger
Date:
Wednesday 5th March 2014
Commissioner Shocked at Domestic Violence Figures

Commissioner Shocked at Domestic Violence Figures

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has spoken of his shock at figures released by the Force today which highlight the number of children present in the home during domestic incidents last year.
Date:
Tuesday 4th March 2014
Agencies Pledge to Improve Response to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime

Agencies Pledge to Improve Response to Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime

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Agencies from across Cleveland will be came together on Monday 3rd March to discuss how to improve their response to homophobic and transphobic hate crime.
Date:
Monday 3rd March 2014
Working Together to Deliver for the North East

Working Together to Deliver for the North East

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Statement from PCCs for Cleveland, Durham & Northumbria re 'Public Spending in Tough Times' speech from Shadow Chief Secretary to Treasury, Chris Leslie MP
Date:
Wednesday 26th February 2014
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Pledges Support to Rural Community

Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Pledges Support to Rural Community

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged his support to the area's rural community and has heralded the cross border work being done to tackle the often high-value crime.
Date:
Thursday 20th February 2014
Debate on Proposed Reforms to Criminal Legal Aid

Debate on Proposed Reforms to Criminal Legal Aid

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Concerns about the impact of cuts to legal aid were voiced during a debate at Teesside University.
Date:
Tuesday 18th February 2014
Middlesbrough Wins Bid to Tackle Irresponsible Drinking

Middlesbrough Wins Bid to Tackle Irresponsible Drinking

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THE Government has launched a new project today (Thursday, February 13) to tackle the harmful effects of excessive drinking.
Date:
Monday 17th February 2014
Commissioner Reaches Out to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Communities

Commissioner Reaches Out to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Communities

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, met with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) communities to discuss their experiences of hate crime and how the police and other agencies can better respond to incidents when they are reported.
Date:
Friday 14th February 2014
Warm Welcome for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Middlesbrough

Warm Welcome for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Middlesbrough

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has visited the Methodist Asylum Project in Middlesbrough today to see first hand the wide range of support provided to refugees and asylum seekers settling in Middlesbrough.
Date:
Thursday 13th February 2014
Cleveland Police and Crime Panel Supports Precept Increase

Cleveland Police and Crime Panel Supports Precept Increase

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Cleveland Police and Crime Panel has supported the proposal by the Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger for a 1.997% precept increase. This translates to between 5p per week to 8p per week on the council tax for Band A – Band D properties.
Date:
Tuesday 11th February 2014
Rural Criminals Reminded – Police Are Watching!

Rural Criminals Reminded – Police Are Watching!

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People tempted to take part in poaching, lamping or other illegal activity in rural East Cleveland are reminded that Cleveland Police, supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner, are clamping down on crime in the countryside.
Date:
Monday 10th February 2014
New National Rural Crime Network launches

New National Rural Crime Network launches

Description
A new National Rural Crime Network, endorsed by eighteen (18) of the UK's Police and Crime Commissioners has been set up to help tackle rural crime more effectively in England and Wales.A further 8 Commissioners are considering joining the group which could bring the total to around two thirds of PCCs across the two countries.
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2014
Commissioner Seeks Views of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Communities

Commissioner Seeks Views of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Communities

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, will be seeking the views of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) communities at a drop in session at The Oak public house in Middlesbrough on Thursday 13th February between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. The evening will be an opportunity for community members to speak about their views on community safety and hate crime with the Commissioner.
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2014
Cleveland Police awarded £650,000 for Police Innovation

Cleveland Police awarded £650,000 for Police Innovation

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Cleveland Police has been awarded £650,000 from the government's police innovation fund. The money will allow the Force to deliver and further expand a new mobile working IT solution and strengthen the successful joint units between partner agencies.
Date:
Monday 20th January 2014
Letter from 3 North East PCCs about Minimum Unit Alcohol Pricing

Letter from 3 North East PCCs about Minimum Unit Alcohol Pricing

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Joint letter from Barry Coppinger, Ron Hogg (Durham PCC) and Vera Baird (Northumbria PCC) regarding minimum unit alcohol pricing.
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Tuesday 14th January 2014
PCC Praises Role of Victim Support Volunteers to Students

PCC Praises Role of Victim Support Volunteers to Students

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will herald the important work of Victim Support volunteers to Teesside University students at an event tomorrow. Around 40 students will see the opportunities available to them after registering their interest in becoming a victim support volunteer at the PCC's Criminal Justice Volunteers Fair in October.
Date:
Monday 13th January 2014
Government slashes policing grant by further £4.5m (25% from 2010/11-2014/15)

Government slashes policing grant by further £4.5m (25% from 2010/11-2014/15)

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Proposals for the aggregate amount of grant to be paid to Local Policing Bodies announced today by Home Office Minister, Damian Green, reveal a cut by £4.5m. This is significantly higher than the 3.3% cash cut, only announced in June 2013 as part the Spending Review 2013 and provides no time for planning.
Date:
Thursday 19th December 2013
Pensioners Have Their Say on Police and Crime Plan

Pensioners Have Their Say on Police and Crime Plan

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger is inviting pensioners from across the Teesside area to discuss their community safety concerns with him over a cup of tea and a mince pie. The Commissioner will be discussing his plans for his next year in office and inviting comments from older residents to ensure their views are incorporated in his Police and Crime Plan.
Date:
Monday 16th December 2013
Cleveland's PCC Joins Counterparts to Launch Regional Abuse Strategy

Cleveland's PCC Joins Counterparts to Launch Regional Abuse Strategy

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has said that a strategy to protect women and girls from abuse in the North East will not be allowed to gather dust on a shelf.
Date:
Wednesday 11th December 2013
Commissioner and Officers help Shoppers to Thwart Festive Thieves

Commissioner and Officers help Shoppers to Thwart Festive Thieves

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Savvy shoppers will be given a helping hand to thwart festive thieves as Crime Prevention Officers from Cleveland Police hit the road in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, in a series of events.
Date:
Friday 29th November 2013
PCC Supports My Sister's Place in Recruiting New Volunteers

PCC Supports My Sister's Place in Recruiting New Volunteers

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger has pledged his support for International Women's Day after attending My Sister's Place in Middlesbrough. The aim of the visit was to present the charity with a cheque for £1,250 awarded from the Police Property Act Fund.
Date:
Wednesday 27th November 2013
Young People Take Charge to Mark First Year Anniversary

Young People Take Charge to Mark First Year Anniversary

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Friday 22nd November marked the first year anniversary of Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, taking office, and to mark the occasion he demonstrated his commitment to listening to the people of Cleveland by letting two young people 'take over' his role for the day.
Date:
Friday 22nd November 2013
One Year in Office for Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner

One Year in Office for Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner

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Barry Coppinger is gearing up for a second year in office as he marks his first anniversary as Cleveland's PCC. In what he says has been 'a year of significant change', Mr. Coppinger has hit the ground running over the past twelve months, listening to the views of Teesside residents at around 100 community meetings across all 82 ward areas in the 'Your Force, Your Voice' campaign.
Date:
Wednesday 20th November 2013
Open Letter from PCC Barry Coppinger to the Press

Open Letter from PCC Barry Coppinger to the Press

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A letter sent by PCC Barry Coppinger to editors of the local press in Cleveland.
Date:
Thursday 14th November 2013
Restorative Justice Project Unveiled in Hartlepool

Restorative Justice Project Unveiled in Hartlepool

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A FORMER criminal came face to face with Cleveland Police and Hartlepool Council bosses on 7 November to launch a new project in Hartlepool to enable the victims of crime and their perpetrators to move on and have a brighter future.
Date:
Tuesday 12th November 2013
PCC Signs Up to Become a Living Wage Employer

PCC Signs Up to Become a Living Wage Employer

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has signed up to the Living Wage campaign and has been accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage in the UK is currently £7.45 per hour, compared to the minimum wage of £6.19 per hour.
Date:
Friday 8th November 2013
Commissioner Launches Campaign Against Mate Crime

Commissioner Launches Campaign Against Mate Crime

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, is launching a poster campaign aimed at protecting some of Cleveland's most vulnerable people.The campaign is focused on 'Mate Crime', the name given to incidents where vulnerable people are befriended by others who then take advantage of them, either financially, emotionally or in more extreme cases, sexually.
Date:
Thursday 7th November 2013
Commissioner To Open Rural Crime Conference

Commissioner To Open Rural Crime Conference

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger will open this year's Regional Rural Crime Conference, which is being held at Gisborough Hall on Monday 11th November.The event is being supported by the Commissioner and his Durham counterpart, Ron Hogg, who will both speak about their views and pledges of action to combat rural crime and antisocial behaviour.
Date:
Thursday 7th November 2013
PCC Calls on Home Secretary to Rethink Cuts

PCC Calls on Home Secretary to Rethink Cuts

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Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has called on the Home Secretary to rethink the cuts following announcements the Force is to lose 50 police staff, 34 PCSOs and a further 58 police officers.
Date:
Tuesday 5th November 2013
Commissioner Supports Victims Code of Practice

Commissioner Supports Victims Code of Practice

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Cleveland PCC, Barry Coppinger, is supporting the changes to the Victims Code of Practice, which is published by the Ministry of Justice next month. The Code applies to all victims of crime and sets out the services to be provided to victims in England and Wales by Criminal Justice Agencies. It could set the wheels in motion for a change in legislation.
Date:
Monday 4th November 2013
Savings Made in Multi Force Forensic Science Contract

Savings Made in Multi Force Forensic Science Contract

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Hundreds of thousands of pounds could be saved by police services across the region as part of a brand new forensic science contract.In December 2012, the Government announced the planned closure of the Forensic Science Service which delivered the majority of requirements to the North East.
Date:
Thursday 31st October 2013
Probation privatisation risks public safety, Commissioners warn

Probation privatisation risks public safety, Commissioners warn

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Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger is one of a number of Commissioners warning that dangerous offenders could walk Britain's streets unsupervised if the Government presses ahead with its reckless plans to privatise the Probation Service.
Date:
Thursday 31st October 2013
Thirteen PCCs Jointly Condemn Government Plans to Privatise Probation

Thirteen PCCs Jointly Condemn Government Plans to Privatise Probation

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Thirteen Labour Police & Crime Commissioners from across England and Wales have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State condemning the privatisation of probation services. The PCCs cover Cleveland, Durham, Northumbria, Lancashire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Bedfordshire and South Wales.
Date:
Wednesday 30th October 2013
Commissioner Celebrates Young People's Achievements

Commissioner Celebrates Young People's Achievements

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, was proud to highlight Middlesbrough young people's achievements last night at a Celebration Night held at the Acklam Green Centre.The evening, which was organised by Middlesbrough Integrated Youth Support Service, was an opportunity for family, friends and organisations to celebrate the fantastic achievements of some of the town's younger residents.
Date:
Tuesday 29th October 2013
Evening of Celebration for Cleveland Street Angels

Evening of Celebration for Cleveland Street Angels

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An evening of celebration in thanks for the work of Cleveland Street Angels was held at Stockton Baptist Tabernacle last night, Wednesday 23rd October.The evening was attended by Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger, along with representatives from Cleveland Street Angels and Local Authorities.
Date:
Thursday 24th October 2013
Statement from the PCC Regarding Use of Patrol Vehicles

Statement from the PCC Regarding Use of Patrol Vehicles

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Statement from the PCC Regarding Use of Patrol Vehicles
Date:
Monday 21st October 2013
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Seeks Views of Rural Community

Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Seeks Views of Rural Community

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Farmers and those living in rural areas are being given the chance to quiz Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, during an online web chat this week. The "Ask Your Commissioner" event takes place between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 24th October and is being hosted on the Police and Crime Commissioner's website.
Date:
Monday 21st October 2013
PCC shows support following National Personal Safety Day

PCC shows support following National Personal Safety Day

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Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has thrown his support behind National Personal Safety Day by attending a workshop in Hartlepool. The event hosted by SkillShare North East, was aimed at reducing fear of crime and highlighting ways in which participants can be safer in their daily lives.
Date:
Thursday 17th October 2013
Vulnerable People Protected in Safe Place Scheme

Vulnerable People Protected in Safe Place Scheme

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A new scheme heralded as a step in the right direction towards protecting the area's most vulnerable people is being showcased on Teesside.The Safe Place Scheme sees community venues such as shops, libraries or sports centres being nominated as a safe place for vulnerable people to go if they feel unsafe and need help and support.
Date:
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Commissioner Urges Retailers to Join the Fight Against Crime

Commissioner Urges Retailers to Join the Fight Against Crime

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Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, is backing a campaign to stamp out shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in Middlesbrough town centre.The co-ordinated plan to make the town a safer place for people to work and visit has been unveiled by the newly formed Middlesbrough Retail Crime Partnership.
Date:
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Criminal Justice Staff in the Hot Seat at Awareness Event

Criminal Justice Staff in the Hot Seat at Awareness Event

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Diverse community groups across Cleveland will have the opportunity to put staff from criminal justice agencies in the hot seat at a special interactive event.Topics including hate crime, stop and search practices, the complaints process, victim support, and how the criminal justice system works will be discussed on 17th October.
Date:
Tuesday 15th October 2013
Several hundred Teesside volunteers sign up at UK's first ever Criminal Justice Volunteering Fair

Several hundred Teesside volunteers sign up at UK's first ever Criminal Justice Volunteering Fair

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The first ever Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair to be held in the UK – which took place in Middlesbrough today – has been hailed a huge success with several hundred local people and students signing up to volunteer their services.The Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair was held today (Monday 14 October) at the Clarendon Building in Teesside University.
Date:
Monday 14th October 2013
Struggling Families Urged to Get Help Rather than Turning to Shoplifting

Struggling Families Urged to Get Help Rather than Turning to Shoplifting

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Struggling families across Teesside are being urged to seek help rather than turning to crime or buying on the blackmarket as figures show food continues to be stolen from shops across the area.In September police were called to 75 incidents of shoplifting where food and other groceries had been stolen or attempts had been made to steal items.
Date:
Thursday 3rd October 2013
Online Newsletter Launched by Cleveland PCC

Online Newsletter Launched by Cleveland PCC

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Members of the public can now sign up to an online newsletter which is being launched by Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger.The e-newsletter will provide the public with news items, as well as a diary of events and meetings. It will also feature items on criminal justice that the PCC is involved in, which ultimately can affect the way that Cleveland is policed.
Date:
Monday 30th September 2013
Minimum Unit Pricing Must Be Looked At Again

Minimum Unit Pricing Must Be Looked At Again

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Barry Coppinger is calling for a rethink on a minimum unit for pricing of alcohol following a recent week of action to raise awareness of the harm caused by alcohol. September saw a week of action by police forces nationally to highlight the dangers posed by alcohol and included operations such as the deployment of street pastors, knife arch deployments and passive drugs dog operations.
Date:
Monday 30th September 2013
PCC Launches Cleveland's first ever Criminal Justice Volunteering Event

PCC Launches Cleveland's first ever Criminal Justice Volunteering Event

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A unique event is being held in Cleveland this autumn to encourage local people to consider volunteering in the criminal justice sector. The Criminal Justice Volunteer Fair will take place in Middlesbrough on 14 October. It will be a special volunteer recruitment event which is being championed by the Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Friday 20th September 2013