Barry Coppinger, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
Barry Coppinger was first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland on 22 November 2012. He was re-elected by the people of Cleveland on 5 May 2016 for a further four years.
He brings to the role a long track record of public service, including wide experience of policing and public protection services. He has served as a local councillor for well over 25 years and has held numerous posts including Executive Member for Public Protection, Chair of a Crime and Disorder Partnership and the Cleveland Joint Emergency Planning Committee, as well as serving as a member of the former Cleveland Police Authority.
He played a central role in introducing Neighbourhood Policing in Cleveland, and has experience of developing a wide range of public protection and anti-crime projects, including the roll-out of ‘Alley Gates’ and the introduction of ‘talking’ CCTV cameras.
The Commissioner's Role
A Police and Crime Commissioner:
- Represents the interests of local communities,
- Holds the Chief Constable to account for police performance,
- Sets the priorities for the Force and prepares the Police and Crime Plan,
- Appoints (and dismisses if necessary) the Chief Constable,
- Sets the Police budget and the part of council tax that goes to policing,
- Works with other agencies and partners to improve public safety, and
- Commissions police and crime services.
Objectives of the Police & Crime Commissioner
For the 2016-20 Police & Crime Plan, Barry Coppinger has five key priorities for Cleveland:
- Investing in our Police
- A Better Deal for Victims and Witnesses
- Tackling Re-offending
- Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer
- Securing the Future of our Communities
For more information about the plans to deliver each of these priorities, please view the 2016-21 Police & Crime Plan
My Police and Crime Plan
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My Annual Reports
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My Annual Salary Information
The salary of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, which is set by legislation, is £70,000
My Register of Interests
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My Expenses and Expenditure Information
Monthly expenses and expenditure of the PCC is outlined on the PCC Expenses and Expenditure page.
My Register of Gifts and Hospitality
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Budget of the Office of the PCC
Budget (and Long Term Financial Plan), Capital Budget (and Long Term Capital Plan) and the Treasury Management Plans (and Annual Investment Strategy) are listed on the Finance Information page. Finance reports of the PCC can also be viewed here.
Complaints Against the Police & Crime Commissioner
For more information, view the Complaints Procedure web page.
Complaints against the Police & Crime Commissioner are managed by the Cleveland Police & Crime Panel.
How to Contact Barry Coppinger
Methods of contacting Barry Coppinger are listed on the Contact Us page.