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Communities given a voice on £1m crime prevention funding boost

Communities given a voice on £1m crime prevention funding boost

Description
Residents of two Cleveland communities disproportionately affected by burglary are being given the chance to influence how £1m of crime prevention measures will be installed in their neighbourhoods.
Date:
Tuesday 20th October 2020
Seven strong purge on modern slavery

Seven strong purge on modern slavery

Description
A unique and trail blazing approach to tackling modern day slavery is set to crank up the heat on those who exploit people through business activities and supply chains.
Date:
Friday 16th October 2020
New look centres encourage hate crime victims to report incidents

New look centres encourage hate crime victims to report incidents

Description
New look reporting centres have been launched across Cleveland to encourage more victims to report hate crime.
Date:
Monday 12th October 2020

Youth Commission sets Priorities for 2020-21

Description
Office of Police and Crime Commissioner-backed Youth Commission set priorities for discussion and research for 2020-21. They include:Mental healthDrug and alcohol issuesRelationship between young people and policeHate crime and online crimeYouth activities and preventing re-offending
Date:
Wednesday 7th October 2020
Acting Police and Crime Commissioner appointed to provide stewardship

Acting Police and Crime Commissioner appointed to provide stewardship

Description
Cleveland's Acting Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has made a commitment to maintain progress to improve policing and community safety in Cleveland.
Date:
Tuesday 15th September 2020
PCC resigns from role with immediate effect

PCC resigns from role with immediate effect

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has resigned from his role with immediate effect.The OPCC Senior Management Team have the necessary delegations in the short-term to maintain business continuity, ensuring Police and Crime Plan priorities continue to be delivered.
Date:
Tuesday 8th September 2020
Foundation Redcar finds a "growth" area

Foundation Redcar finds a "growth" area

Description
THE Covid-19 pandemic has provided an innovative "growth" area at domestic abuse charity Foundation, based in Redcar and Cleveland.Cash received as part of an extraordinary covid-19 funding package secured by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has helped to fund new gardening initiative Let's Grow.
Date:
Thursday 20th August 2020

Proceeds of crime to fund treatment programme following early success

Description
A pioneering heroin treatment and recovery programme in Middlesbrough has managed to continue throughout COVID and delivered promising early signs.
Date:
Wednesday 19th August 2020
PCC calls meeting to tackle nitrous oxide use in Cleveland

PCC calls meeting to tackle nitrous oxide use in Cleveland

Description
A new multi-agency action group has been established by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger amid growing concerns over the use of nitrous oxide in Cleveland.
Date:
Friday 7th August 2020
New Ways to work for EVA Women's Aid

New Ways to work for EVA Women's Aid

Description
COVID-19 has meant women's aid charity EVA Women's Aid has had to be agile, introducing new services and ways of working during the pandemic.The charity, which offers support to women and children escaping domestic abuse and sexual violence in Redcar and Cleveland, has found new ways of doing things, re-prioritised work and moved staff to areas of most need.
Date:
Friday 7th August 2020
Community support COVID police powers

Community support COVID police powers

Description
The majority of people in Cleveland believe that the police have done a good job during the Coronavirus pandemic – though most would also like to see a greater police presence in their area, according to new research published by Teesside University academics.
Date:
Thursday 6th August 2020
£1m investment for major crime prevention project

£1m investment for major crime prevention project

Description
Three of Cleveland's most at-risk areas for theft-related crime will receive a major overhaul in crime prevention measures, including alley gates, increased CCTV and street lightening.
Date:
Tuesday 28th July 2020
Victim of fraud is compensated life savings

Victim of fraud is compensated life savings

Description
In 2018, Cleveland Police received a report from Action Fraud regarding a man who had become victim to a Bitcoin scam and had lost his life savings amounting to thousands of pounds.
Date:
Monday 27th July 2020
PCC supports plans for tougher sentences for emergency worker assault

PCC supports plans for tougher sentences for emergency worker assault

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger has backed plans for tougher sentences for assaults on emergency workers.
Date:
Friday 24th July 2020
Survey launched to inform future support for BAME victims

Survey launched to inform future support for BAME victims

Description
Members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community in Cleveland – and the agencies who support them – are being asked for their views on a new service for victims.
Date:
Friday 24th July 2020
New youth commission to have their say on crime and policing

New youth commission to have their say on crime and policing

Description
Young people in Cleveland will soon have the chance to influence decisions on crime, community safety and policing, as recruitment launches for a new Commission established by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Lockdown horror for BAME women

Lockdown horror for BAME women

Description
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women in Cleveland have shared stories about the harrowing abuse they've faced during the Covid-19 lockdown.he women have chosen to anonymously share their experiences on the National Day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings, in the hope it may encourage other isolated victims to come forward and seek help - despite the cultural barriers they may face.
Date:
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Concerns voiced in rural crime survey

Concerns voiced in rural crime survey

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has called for the needs of Cleveland's rural communities to be prioritised, as a survey reveals residents felt more at-risk and isolated during Covid-19.The survey on rural crime during the COVID-19 pandemic – and how Cleveland Police were tackling it – was undertaken by Mr Coppinger's office at the height of the virus.
Date:
Thursday 9th July 2020
PCC's team maintains productivity in pandemic

PCC's team maintains productivity in pandemic

Description
POLICE and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has praised his Office for their efforts to maintain a service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
Wednesday 8th July 2020
Letter to political leaders regarding standards and ethics

Letter to political leaders regarding standards and ethics

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger has written to several local political leaders following a letter he received about standards and ethics earlier today.
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2020
£400,000 investment for agencies supporting victims

£400,000 investment for agencies supporting victims

Description
NINE domestic abuse and sexual violence services impacted by the Covid-19 crisis will share a £400,000 boost secured by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.The Commissioner's Office submitted a bid to a Ministry of Justice fund to support organisations who have felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, either through additional costs or increased demand
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2020
PCC sets out proposal for unit to reduce levels of violent crime

PCC sets out proposal for unit to reduce levels of violent crime

Description
Fully costed plans for a specialist unit to reduce levels of violent crime across Cleveland were presented by the Police and Crime Commissioner to the Policing Minister this morning [Tuesday 23 June].
Date:
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
PCC boat funding helps new river rescue charity get afloat

PCC boat funding helps new river rescue charity get afloat

Description
A new charity committed to protecting life and preventing crime in and around the River Tees has received a financial boost from the Police and Crime Commissioner to purchase their first boat.
Date:
Thursday 18th June 2020
PCC welcomes nationalisation of probation and calls for devolution

PCC welcomes nationalisation of probation and calls for devolution

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has welcomed news that probation services are to be taken back into public ownership – and has flagged the local rehabilitation model as an example for the rest of the country to follow.
Date:
Monday 15th June 2020
Local leaders discuss impact of coronavirus in Cleveland

Local leaders discuss impact of coronavirus in Cleveland

Description
Police and Council leaders have discussed a post-coronavirus Cleveland in a video conference call organised by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Wednesday 10th June 2020
PCC responds to figures on Cleveland Police's use of powers

PCC responds to figures on Cleveland Police's use of powers

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger provides an update about the work of his Office to improve diversity within the workforce and how Cleveland Police understand and treat communities.
Date:
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Scrutiny session reveals additional patrols and drones for Eston Hills

Scrutiny session reveals additional patrols and drones for Eston Hills

Description
Drones, increased police patrols and engagement with local young people will form the basis of Cleveland Police's response to a recent crime spate on Eston Hills.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Scam Victims given Advice to avoid Covid Criminals

Scam Victims given Advice to avoid Covid Criminals

Description
Vulnerable people who have previously fallen victim to scammers have received additional support to stop them being swindled by Covid criminals.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Minister to look again at bid for violence reduction cash after plea from PCC

Minister to look again at bid for violence reduction cash after plea from PCC

Description
The Policing Minister Kit Malthouse is to look again at providing funding to tackle serious violence in Cleveland after Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger raised his concerns with him direct.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2020
Public snub of mass gatherings praised by Chief in scrutiny session

Public snub of mass gatherings praised by Chief in scrutiny session

Description
The people of Cleveland have been praised for their "enormous amount of common sense" in ignoring two mass gatherings planned for the area.
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Research exposes staggering expansion of staffing at TCVA

Research exposes staggering expansion of staffing at TCVA

Description
Analysis by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has revealed that millions of pounds intended to regenerate the Tees Valley has instead been used to fund an enormous expansion in senior management employed by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, which Mayor Ben Houchen has responsibility for.
Date:
Tuesday 19th May 2020
PCC Welcomes boost to neighbourhood teams

PCC Welcomes boost to neighbourhood teams

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has welcomed plans to boost the numbers of Bobbies on the beat throughout Cleveland.Neighbourhood policing is being strengthened by a boost in officer numbers as part of a renewed plan to focus on Bobbies on the beat.
Date:
Friday 15th May 2020
£74,000 boost to support children and adults affected by sexual violence

£74,000 boost to support children and adults affected by sexual violence

Description
Vulnerable victims of sexual violence, including children, will benefit from increased support following a financial boost for agencies in Cleveland.
Date:
Friday 15th May 2020
PCC's latest scrutiny focuses on changes to Covid-19 policing

PCC's latest scrutiny focuses on changes to Covid-19 policing

Description
How police respond to the relaxations of some of the Government's Covid 19 regulations was the subject of the latest scrutiny session by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Tuesday 12th May 2020
Confidence to report hate crime

Confidence to report hate crime

Description
The hate crime team at Cleveland Police is reminding people that Coronavirus is not an excuse to spread hate.
Date:
Monday 4th May 2020
PCC reacts to Cleveland Police's latest enforcement figures

PCC reacts to Cleveland Police's latest enforcement figures

Description
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, has reacted to the latest publication of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs.)
Date:
Thursday 30th April 2020
PCC forms unique partnership with Teesside University during Covid-19

PCC forms unique partnership with Teesside University during Covid-19

Description
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is being assisted by academics from Teesside University on a research project to measure public perceptions of policing during Covid-19.
Date:
Wednesday 29th April 2020
PCC Survey into Rural Crime during COVID-19

PCC Survey into Rural Crime during COVID-19

Description
Cleveland's rural communities are being asked how they are faring during the current Covid-19 lockdown.
Date:
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Commissioner holds force to account on wide range of issues

Commissioner holds force to account on wide range of issues

Description
The need to strike the right balance between engagement and enforcement was a key theme of the latest Police and Crime Commissioner's scrutiny of Cleveland Police.
Date:
Friday 24th April 2020
PCC seeks assurance on early prison releases in Cleveland

PCC seeks assurance on early prison releases in Cleveland

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is working with partners in the local criminal justice system to ensure the early release of prisoners in Cleveland is carried out safely and risks to the community are minimised.
Date:
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Commissioner urges support for food banks during Covid-19

Commissioner urges support for food banks during Covid-19

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has issued an urgent appeal for people to support their local food bank.
Date:
Thursday 16th April 2020
PCC responds to Cleveland Police Covid-19 enforcement figures

PCC responds to Cleveland Police Covid-19 enforcement figures

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger has responded to Cleveland Police's publication of the number of warnings and FPNs they have issued during Covid-19.
Date:
Wednesday 15th April 2020
Key messages from PCC and Chief in video scrutiny

Key messages from PCC and Chief in video scrutiny

Description
With weather set to be fine over much of the Bank Holiday, police chiefs in Cleveland have urged the public to continue their support of the Covid-19 measures and have confirmed there will be "pro-active" patrols of hot spots.
Date:
Friday 10th April 2020
Commissioner maintains scrutiny and partnership priorities during Covid-19

Commissioner maintains scrutiny and partnership priorities during Covid-19

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has taken up issues on behalf of the public with Cleveland Police about their response to Covid-19.
Date:
Wednesday 8th April 2020
Innovative PCC schemes praised by national watchdog

Innovative PCC schemes praised by national watchdog

Description
A national watchdog has praised two innovative schemes pioneered by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.
Date:
Thursday 2nd April 2020
Commissioner to raise public's questions on new Covid-19 powers

Commissioner to raise public's questions on new Covid-19 powers

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is inviting the public to raise any questions they may have with regard to the new Covid-19 police powers.
Date:
Monday 30th March 2020
Commissioner receives Government re-assurance on PPE for the frontline

Commissioner receives Government re-assurance on PPE for the frontline

Description
Cleveland Police & Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has urged the public to continue to show their support for the NHS and emergency services.
Date:
Friday 27th March 2020
Coronavirus: Message to those affected by domestic abuse

Coronavirus: Message to those affected by domestic abuse

Description
Cleveland Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland want to reassure those affected by domestic abuse that we continue to make them a priority and understand the unique fears they may have during these unprecedented times.
Date:
Thursday 26th March 2020
PCC statement on the Covid-19 virus pandemic

PCC statement on the Covid-19 virus pandemic

Date:
Tuesday 17th March 2020
PCC responds to Government announcement to postpone local elections

PCC responds to Government announcement to postpone local elections

Description
Today (13 March 2020), the Cabinet Office announced that they are bringing forward legislation to postpone local, mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner elections until May next year.
Date:
Friday 13th March 2020
Force awarded £40,000 for Taser

Force awarded £40,000 for Taser

Description
Cleveland Police has been granted almost £40,000 for Tasers from the Home Office.The bid, which was submitted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), requested funding for 48 Taser weapons.
Date:
Monday 2nd March 2020
PCC responds to further announcement about serious violence funding

PCC responds to further announcement about serious violence funding

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has responded to the Home Office's latest announcement on funding to tackle serious violence.
Date:
Thursday 27th February 2020
Life changing drug treatment scheme yields positive results

Life changing drug treatment scheme yields positive results

Description
Participants on Middlesbrough's groundbreaking new drug treatment have called the scheme "life changing" as early findings show their offending has reduced significantly since its launch.
Date:
Monday 24th February 2020
The Government must recognise our problem with serious violence - PCC makes plea to Home Office over lack of funding

The Government must recognise our problem with serious violence - PCC makes plea to Home Office over lack of funding

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has made another impassioned plea to government to help police tackle levels of serious violence in Cleveland.
Date:
Monday 10th February 2020
Precept increase sets Cleveland Police on path for improvement

Precept increase sets Cleveland Police on path for improvement

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Panel this week (Tuesday 4th February) unanimously approved an increase to the precept which will help recruit additional police officers and drive forward improvements in Cleveland Police.
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2020
PCC secures stable, long-term leadership for Force

PCC secures stable, long-term leadership for Force

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has extended the contract of Chief Constable Richard Lewis for a further three years, securing his leadership of the Force until at least 2027.
Date:
Tuesday 4th February 2020

Cleveland comes together for Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Description
Victims of sexual violence are being told "you are believed" as organisations across Teesside hold a week of events to spread the message that sexual abuse is unacceptable.
Date:
Tuesday 4th February 2020
Teesside University Awarded Police Degree Apprenticeship Contract

Teesside University Awarded Police Degree Apprenticeship Contract

Description
Teesside University will be the home for new police recruits as they work to gain the newly-launched Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.
Date:
Tuesday 4th February 2020
More than 120 police officers are being put back on the beat

More than 120 police officers are being put back on the beat

Description
Cleveland Police has announced plans to put more than 120 police officers back into local communities as part of an ambitious strategy to return to traditional neighbourhood policing.
Date:
Tuesday 4th February 2020
PCC to play a greater role in police complaints

PCC to play a greater role in police complaints

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland will play a greater role in reviewing public concerns about Cleveland Police, as part of changes to the police complaints system.
Date:
Monday 3rd February 2020
Police and Crime Commissioner seeks views on police budget

Police and Crime Commissioner seeks views on police budget

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has today (Thursday 23 January) launched his public consultation on funding for policing and community safety in Cleveland.
Date:
Thursday 23rd January 2020
PCC welcomes boost to Cleveland police officer numbers

PCC welcomes boost to Cleveland police officer numbers

Description
Responding to today's police funding settlement, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: "Having campaigned for several years now for a reversal of the cuts to police numbers, I welcome today's settlement.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Share your views on arming more police officers with tasers

Share your views on arming more police officers with tasers

Description
Would you like to see more police armed with Tasers in Cleveland? That's the question being asked by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) ahead of its bid for additional Government funding.
Date:
Tuesday 21st January 2020
Public given a chance to put their questions to police leaders

Public given a chance to put their questions to police leaders

Description
Members of the public will now have the chance to put their questions directly to the people running Cleveland Police about issues like drugs, police numbers and protecting the vulnerable.
Date:
Monday 23rd December 2019
Students to create sculpture from knives handed in to police

Students to create sculpture from knives handed in to police

Description
Over 600 knives surrendered to police will be used by local students to build a sculpture aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of knife crime.
Date:
Monday 23rd December 2019
Celebration as police station reopens in East Cleveland

Celebration as police station reopens in East Cleveland

Description
Neighbourhood Police Officers have returned to the police station in Loftus.
Date:
Wednesday 18th December 2019
Barry Coppinger pays tribute to fellow PCC Ron Hogg

Barry Coppinger pays tribute to fellow PCC Ron Hogg

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has paid tribute to Durham PCC Ron Hogg, who has passed away.
Date:
Tuesday 17th December 2019
PCC responds to IOPC investigation findings into alleged discrimination

PCC responds to IOPC investigation findings into alleged discrimination

Description
PCC responds to IOPC investigation findings into alleged discrimination
Date:
Tuesday 17th December 2019
Recruitment boost will see extra officers hit the streets in 2020

Recruitment boost will see extra officers hit the streets in 2020

Description
An accelerated recruitment drive will see more than 70 additional police officers join Cleveland Police ranks in the New Year.
Date:
Monday 16th December 2019
Huge reduction in number of child arrests in Cleveland

Huge reduction in number of child arrests in Cleveland

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed new figures showing a huge decrease in the number of children arrested by Cleveland Police
Date:
Monday 9th December 2019
PCC to screen powerful domestic abuse play

PCC to screen powerful domestic abuse play

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting members of the public to a special screening of a film depicting the harrowing reality of domestic abuse, as part of a national campaign to end violence against women and girls.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Cleveland Police Shortlisted for Dementia Friendly Award

Cleveland Police Shortlisted for Dementia Friendly Award

Description
Cleveland Police has been shortlisted into the top three organisations from hundreds of nominations for 'Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year (small and medium)'.
Date:
Friday 29th November 2019
PCC reaches 700 community meetings milestone

PCC reaches 700 community meetings milestone

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner has attended 700 community meetings since taking office.
Date:
Thursday 28th November 2019
UK's anti-slavery lead endorses Cleveland's plan for victims

UK's anti-slavery lead endorses Cleveland's plan for victims

Description
Dame Sara Thornton, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, has given her stamp of approval to Cleveland's care plan for victims of modern slavery.
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2019
Force launches fast-track plan for missing children

Force launches fast-track plan for missing children

Description
Cleveland Police has introduced a protocol in partnership with local children's homes and local authority partners to build on information sharing when vulnerable children go missing.
Date:
Monday 18th November 2019
Young people urged to share views on violence

Young people urged to share views on violence

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner wants to know young people's views on serious violence.
Date:
Thursday 14th November 2019
PCC supports 'stab pack' project

PCC supports 'stab pack' project

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner is funding a pioneering programme to help save lives in Cleveland – and making young people reconsider carrying a knife in the process.
Date:
Wednesday 6th November 2019
Cleveland PCC responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on drug policy

Cleveland PCC responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on drug policy

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has responded to a report into drug policy published today (Thursday 24th October) by the Health and Social Care Committee.
Date:
Monday 28th October 2019
Cleveland Divert receives recognition for rehabilitation work

Cleveland Divert receives recognition for rehabilitation work

Description
An innovative scheme to steer first-time offenders away from a life of crime has won regional recognition.
Date:
Monday 21st October 2019
PCC urges victims of hate crime to come forward during awareness week

PCC urges victims of hate crime to come forward during awareness week

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is calling for people to report hate crime as he once again supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Date:
Monday 14th October 2019
New approach to tackling drug addiction in Middlesbrough unveiled

New approach to tackling drug addiction in Middlesbrough unveiled

Description
A pioneering treatment and recovery programme aimed at freeing the most entrenched heroin users from addiction is launched next week.
Date:
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Neighbourhood Officers to move back into Loftus Police Station

Neighbourhood Officers to move back into Loftus Police Station

Description
Local beat bobbies will go back into Loftus Police Station as part of Cleveland Police's commitment to re-energise neighbourhood policing.
Date:
Thursday 3rd October 2019
PCC announces that he will not seek reelection in 2020

PCC announces that he will not seek reelection in 2020

Description
Following a weekend of reflection the PCC is today announcing that he will not be standing at the PCC election in May 2020.
Date:
Monday 30th September 2019
PCC sets clear expectations for policing in Cleveland

PCC sets clear expectations for policing in Cleveland

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has set his expectations for the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, to ensure the Force delivers the service local people deserve and expect.
Date:
Friday 27th September 2019
Cleveland Police wins award at Tees Valley BME Awards

Cleveland Police wins award at Tees Valley BME Awards

Description
Cleveland Police Positive Action Team has won the Public Sector award at the annual Tees Valley Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Achievement Awards.
Date:
Wednesday 25th September 2019
New roles to reinvigorate commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

New roles to reinvigorate commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has reaffirmed his commitment to investing in policing by establishing a new team to improve equality and diversity within Cleveland Police.
Date:
Monday 23rd September 2019
New training to help understand why young people turn to crime

New training to help understand why young people turn to crime

Description
Professionals will be given a unique insight into why young people may commit crime and how to prevent it with new training funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Date:
Wednesday 18th September 2019
New Samaritans sign installed at Huntcliff in a bid to reduce suicides

New Samaritans sign installed at Huntcliff in a bid to reduce suicides

Description
A suicide prevention sign has been installed at Huntcliff in Saltburn in a bid to reduce the number of people taking their own life.
Date:
Tuesday 10th September 2019
PCC statement following Chief Constable's letter to stakeholders

PCC statement following Chief Constable's letter to stakeholders

Description
PCC responds to Chief Constable's letter to stakeholders
Date:
Friday 30th August 2019
PCC calls on government to rethink funding on serious violence

PCC calls on government to rethink funding on serious violence

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel, asking the government to address inequalities in their funding to tackle serious violence, which has seen Cleveland excluded from a share of £98m to address the issue.
Date:
Thursday 22nd August 2019
Boro Angels take North Ormesby under their wing

Boro Angels take North Ormesby under their wing

Description
Boro Angels are taking a key Middlesbrough community under their wing.
Date:
Wednesday 21st August 2019
Permanent knife bins to surrender knives rolled out across Cleveland

Permanent knife bins to surrender knives rolled out across Cleveland

Description
Permanent knife bins to surrender knives and sharp objects are being rolled out across Cleveland.
Date:
Monday 19th August 2019
Innovative approach to domestic abuse sees reduction in offending

Innovative approach to domestic abuse sees reduction in offending

Description
A multi-agency approach to dealing with domestic abuse perpetrators in Cleveland has seen a welcome reduction in offending.
Date:
Wednesday 14th August 2019
World Renowned Graffiti Kings to visit Knife Angel

World Renowned Graffiti Kings to visit Knife Angel

Description
With a following of over 2.4million on social media, the Graffiti Kings are world renowned street artists and their founder, Darren Cullen aka SER, is the only graffiti artist approved by the British Government.
Date:
Tuesday 13th August 2019
Knife Crime presentations to be delivered to youths throughout August

Knife Crime presentations to be delivered to youths throughout August

Description
Cleveland Police's School Liaison Officers will be teaming up with Theresa Cave from the Chris Cave Foundation throughout August to deliver hard hitting presentations on the effects of weapon-related crime.
Date:
Friday 2nd August 2019
PCC welcomes news of Operation Phoenix

PCC welcomes news of Operation Phoenix

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger responds to today's announcement from Cleveland Police about Operation Phoenix.
Date:
Tuesday 16th July 2019
Cleveland Officers Organise Girls Football Tournament to Divert from Anti-Social Behaviour

Cleveland Officers Organise Girls Football Tournament to Divert from Anti-Social Behaviour

Description
Cleveland Police's School Liaison Officers celebrated the women's World Cup this year by organising a girls-only football tournament in Middlesbrough.
Date:
Thursday 11th July 2019
Violence and Forced Marriage is Abuse - Not Culture

Violence and Forced Marriage is Abuse - Not Culture

Description
A powerful new campaign is spreading the message that forced marriage and 'honour-based' violence are abuse - not cultural norms.
Date:
Tuesday 9th July 2019
PCC Responds to Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston

PCC Responds to Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston

Description
Scrutiny by my office and by the HMI has exposed a series of areas where the force has to do better. Earlier this year I appointed Richard Lewis as Chief Constable and have issued a clear Strategic Direction to him to tackle these areas and to deliver to the people of Cleveland a force they can be proud of.
Date:
Monday 8th July 2019
PCC responds to HMICFRS report on state of policing

PCC responds to HMICFRS report on state of policing

Description
Responding to the State of Policing report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS), Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has released the following statement.
Date:
Friday 5th July 2019
Giant Knife Angel sculpture to visit Middlesbrough

Giant Knife Angel sculpture to visit Middlesbrough

Description
A 27ft sculpture is being brought to Middlesbrough as a tragic reminder of the devastation caused by knife crime.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
PCC sets strategic direction to improve policing services

PCC sets strategic direction to improve policing services

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has today laid out his strategic direction for Cleveland Police, to establish clear priorities and vision for the Force.
Date:
Friday 28th June 2019
Silver award for scheme to protect the welfare of people in custody

Silver award for scheme to protect the welfare of people in custody

Description
A scheme aimed at upholding the professional treatment of detainees in police custody has been awarded a silver award for its efforts.
Date:
Wednesday 5th June 2019
PCC vows to get smart on crime in latest policing plan

PCC vows to get smart on crime in latest policing plan

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Barry Coppinger has today (Wednesday 29 May) published his vision for policing and community safety in Cleveland.
Date:
Wednesday 29th May 2019
£1.4million investment and new jobs in police control room

£1.4million investment and new jobs in police control room

Description
Over forty new local jobs have been created in the biggest boost to frontline services in the Cleveland Police Control Room in the last decade.
Date:
Monday 20th May 2019
Seven police forces come together for the 22nd time to combat rural crime

Seven police forces come together for the 22nd time to combat rural crime

Description
Over 100 officers and volunteers from seven police Forces across the North of England have joined together overnight in a bid to tackle rural crime.
Date:
Friday 17th May 2019
North East's PCCs call on Government to consider implications of alcohol

North East's PCCs call on Government to consider implications of alcohol

Description
The North East's three Police and Crime Commissioners are calling on Government to focus on the wider implications of alcohol use, in the Prevention green paper when it is published later this year.
Date:
Friday 17th May 2019
PCC responds to announcement on changes to probation services

PCC responds to announcement on changes to probation services

Description
Statement from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland following the announcement of changes to the probation service.
Date:
Thursday 16th May 2019
Permanent knife bin to be available to surrender knives in Cleveland

Permanent knife bin to be available to surrender knives in Cleveland

Description
A permanent knife bin where people can surrender their knives and sharp objects will be placed in Middlesbrough Police Station.
Date:
Friday 3rd May 2019
Over 1700 children in Cleveland attend anti-racism workshops

Over 1700 children in Cleveland attend anti-racism workshops

Description
Workshops to educate young people about the causes and consequences of racism have been attended by over 1700 Cleveland children over the last 12 months.
Date:
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Success for partners tackling antisocial riders on Eston Hills

Success for partners tackling antisocial riders on Eston Hills

Description
Off road and quad bike riders along with 4x4 drivers intent on riding illegally on the Eston Hills yesterday (Sunday 28th April) were met by a large scale multi agency operation, which even involved the use of a drone for the first time!
Date:
Monday 29th April 2019
PCC extends thanks to Interim Chief Constable Lee Freeman

PCC extends thanks to Interim Chief Constable Lee Freeman

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger has written to Humberside PCC Keith Hunter to thank him for agreeing to Chief Constable Lee Freeman leading Cleveland Police for the last three months.
Date:
Friday 26th April 2019
Fourth annual transparency award for OPCC

Fourth annual transparency award for OPCC

Description
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Cleveland has been recognised for their outstanding commitment to transparency for the fourth year running.
Date:
Tuesday 16th April 2019
Police and Crime Panel confirm Richard Lewis as Chief Constable

Police and Crime Panel confirm Richard Lewis as Chief Constable

Description
Richard Lewis has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Cleveland Police following a meeting of the county's Police and Crime Panel last night (Tuesday 9th April 2019).
Date:
Wednesday 10th April 2019
PCC announces preferred candidate for Chief Constable

PCC announces preferred candidate for Chief Constable

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has today selected Richard Lewis as his preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.
Date:
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Force Control Room to transfer to Cleveland Police on 1st May 2019

Force Control Room to transfer to Cleveland Police on 1st May 2019

Description
Cleveland Police has announced that the Force Control Room will transfer back from Sopra Steria on 1st May this year, as part of the Transforming Cleveland Police programme.
Date:
Monday 11th March 2019
Two-week crackdown on drivers not wearing seatbelts

Two-week crackdown on drivers not wearing seatbelts

Description
Roads policing officers across Durham and Cleveland will crack down on those who don't wear seatbelts during a two-week long campaign.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2019
Cleveland Police Supports National Knife Surrender Campaign

Cleveland Police Supports National Knife Surrender Campaign

Description
Top officers from Cleveland Police and Cleveland's PCC are urging people to surrender knives and blades as part of a week-long campaign.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2019
Victims of crime asked to share their experiences in new survey

Victims of crime asked to share their experiences in new survey

Description
Victims of crime in Cleveland will have the opportunity to share their experience of reporting crime and accessing support in a new survey launched this week.
Date:
Wednesday 13th February 2019
Force launches scheme tackling youngsters' antisocial cycling

Force launches scheme tackling youngsters' antisocial cycling

Description
Neighbourhood officers have devised a unique way to tackle the growing issue of young people riding their bikes in an antisocial manner.
Date:
Tuesday 12th February 2019
Precept increase will draw resources into frontline policing

Precept increase will draw resources into frontline policing

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Panel last night (Tuesday 5th February) approved an increase to the precept which will help to draw policing resources back into local communities.
Date:
Wednesday 6th February 2019
It's not ok: Cleveland marks Sexual Violence Awareness Week

It's not ok: Cleveland marks Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Description
Victims of sexual violence are being encouraged to come forward during a national week-long campaign to raise awareness of the issue.
Date:
Monday 4th February 2019
PCC Barry Coppinger announces Interim Chief Constable

PCC Barry Coppinger announces Interim Chief Constable

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger has today (Monday 21st January) secured Humberside Chief Constable Lee Freeman to lead Cleveland Police on a temporary secondment.
Date:
Monday 21st January 2019
Statement following resignation of Chief Constable

Statement following resignation of Chief Constable

Description
Statement by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger following the resignation of Chief Constable Mike Veale
Date:
Monday 21st January 2019
PCC asks Cleveland taxpayers for their views on police funding

PCC asks Cleveland taxpayers for their views on police funding

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has launched a survey asking residents for their views about funding for policing and community safety.
Date:
Friday 21st December 2018
New fuel sale initiative to combat nuisance bike use

New fuel sale initiative to combat nuisance bike use

Description
Police in Middlesbrough have welcomed the support of local fuel stations as they build on a scheme tackling nuisance use of off road bikes and other vehicles.
Date:
Monday 17th December 2018
HOME SECRETARY FAILS NORTH EAST COMMUNITIES

HOME SECRETARY FAILS NORTH EAST COMMUNITIES

Description
The three Police and Crime Commissioners for the North East have today slammed the Home Secretary for increasing council tax bills to fund policing, instead of the Government providing a fair funding settlement for the communities of Cleveland, Durham & Darlington and Northumbria.
Date:
Thursday 13th December 2018
BLOG: Day 16 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 16 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
It is the final day of the #16DaysofAction and International Day for Human Rights. PCC Barry Coppinger sets out his vision for how we end violence against women in Cleveland and why it is important for men to take a stand.
Date:
Monday 10th December 2018
BLOG: Day 14 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 14 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
Another brilliant blog by Criminal Justice Liaison Worker Samantha Midgley, who stresses the importance of early intervention work in custody.
Date:
Saturday 8th December 2018
BLOG: Day 15 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 15 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
On the penultimate blog of the #16DaysofAction, Detective Inspector Jen Milsom talks about the services offered by the Halo Project in supporting victims of honour-based violence.
Date:
Friday 7th December 2018
BLOG: Day 13 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 13 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
Another fantastic blog as part of our #16DaysofAction from Kerri at Arch North East about how therapy can help survivors of sexual violence move on with their lives.
Date:
Friday 7th December 2018
BLOG: Day 12 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 12 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
On day 12 of the #16DaysofAction to end violence against women, SARC Link Worker Katie Mackay talks about the difference Teesside SARC can make to victims of sexual violence.
Date:
Thursday 6th December 2018
BLOG: Day 11 of the 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 11 of the 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
We are posting a blog every day of the #16DaysofAction to end violence against women and girls. Today Family Court Liaison Officer Gemma Phoenix explains the importance of information sharing between police and family courts.
Date:
Wednesday 5th December 2018
New defibrillators for officers in a bid to save more lives

New defibrillators for officers in a bid to save more lives

Description
Roads policing officers in Cleveland are being given new mobile defibrillators to help save lives in emergency situations.
Date:
Wednesday 5th December 2018
BLOG: Day 10 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 10 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
On day 10 of the 16 days of action, MARAC chair Lynsey Eglington explains the importance of her role in the process of preventing repeat domestic abuse.
Date:
Tuesday 4th December 2018
BLOG: Day 9 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 9 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
It's day 9 of the 16 days of action to end violence against women and Community Policing Superintendent Dave Sutherland shares the personal reasons why he supports the HeforShe campaign.
Date:
Monday 3rd December 2018
BLOG: Day 8 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 8 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
We're halfway through the 16 days of action to end violence against women and today Julie Blakely talks about the extensive impact of domestic abuse.
Date:
Friday 30th November 2018
BLOG: Day 7 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 7 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
In today's blog, we hear from Criminal Justice Liaison Officer Samantha Midgley who explains how important the innovative Domestic Abuse Support Car is to vulnerable victims of domestic abuse.
Date:
Friday 30th November 2018
BLOG: Day 6 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 6 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
Day 6 of our 16 days of action blogs is by Crime Prevention Officer Gerry McBride, who talks about how crime prevention measures can help a victim of domestic abuse.
Date:
Friday 30th November 2018
BLOG: Day 5 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

BLOG: Day 5 of 16 days of action to end violence against women

Description
In today's blog Family Court Liaison Worker Jess O'Callaghan talks about how perpetrators can use the family court process to control their victims and the work she does to ensure these victims get the support they need.
Date:
Thursday 29th November 2018
BLOG: Day 4 of 16 days action to tackle violence against women

BLOG: Day 4 of 16 days action to tackle violence against women

Description
On Day 4 of the 16 days of action, Cleveland Police IDVA Co-ordinator Amy Mahoney talks about the importance of Clare's Law.
Date:
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Cleveland's MPs call for fairer funding for policing

Cleveland's MPs call for fairer funding for policing

Date:
Wednesday 28th November 2018
BLOG: Day 3 of 16 days of action to tackle violence against women

BLOG: Day 3 of 16 days of action to tackle violence against women

Description
Day 3 of 16 days of blogs to highlight the issue of violence against women and girls.
Date:
Tuesday 27th November 2018
BLOG: Day 2 of 16 days of action to tackle violence against women

BLOG: Day 2 of 16 days of action to tackle violence against women

Description
The second blog of the 16 days of action to eliminate violence against women and girls.
Date:
Monday 26th November 2018
PCC and Force reaffirm commitment to restorative justice

PCC and Force reaffirm commitment to restorative justice

Description
As part of Restorative Justice Week, Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale have made a joint commitment to promote the benefits of restorative justice.
Date:
Thursday 22nd November 2018
Policing in Hartlepool

Policing in Hartlepool

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger comments on the BBC News report that followed officers on a night shift in Hartlepool.
Date:
Tuesday 20th November 2018
Local schoolchildren officially open Community Safety Hub

Local schoolchildren officially open Community Safety Hub

Description
Two local schoolchildren who put the first spades into the ground for the state-of-the-art Community Safety Hub (CSH) in Hemlington have officially opened the building.
Date:
Friday 16th November 2018
PCC Wins Half a Million to Prevent Youth Offending

PCC Wins Half a Million to Prevent Youth Offending

Description
A fresh approach to diverting young people in Cleveland from crime and gangs has attracted key Home Office funding.
Date:
Monday 12th November 2018

New Care Home Added to Dementia Scheme to Mark Armistice Day

Description
To mark 100 years of Armistice Day on Sunday, Cleveland Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger have added Montpellier Manor Care Home in Stainton to the existing 'Safe Haven' scheme.
Date:
Friday 9th November 2018

20th Operation Checkpoint Protects Rural Communities

Description
Cleveland Police joined police forces around the country to take part in National Rural Crime Day of Action yesterday evening, Thursday 8th November.
Date:
Friday 9th November 2018
New funding will enhance support for vulnerable female offenders

New funding will enhance support for vulnerable female offenders

Description
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has secured national funding to enhance support for female offenders who have complex and additional needs.
Date:
Friday 9th November 2018

PCC statement following misconduct hearing of former officer

Description
Statement by Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger concerning the gross misconduct case brought against former officer Simon Hurwood.
Date:
Thursday 1st November 2018
PCC highlights the stark impact of government cuts on policing in Cleveland

PCC highlights the stark impact of government cuts on policing in Cleveland

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has repeated his call for fairer funding for policing in Cleveland ahead of the Government's budget announcement on Monday.
Date:
Friday 26th October 2018

Commissioner reaffirms Your Force Your Voice pledge at 600th meeting

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger has strengthened his commitment to engaging with communities in Cleveland following his 600th public meeting since being elected for the role.
Date:
Wednesday 17th October 2018
Supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week 13 – 20 October

Supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week 13 – 20 October

Description
Cleveland Police and the PCC for Cleveland are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week, which begins tomorrow, Saturday 13th October.
Date:
Friday 12th October 2018
PCC re-iterates call for information about three unsolved investigations

PCC re-iterates call for information about three unsolved investigations

Description
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has re-iterated his call for anyone with information about the suspected murders 20 years ago of three local women to come forward. Last year Mr Coppinger secured a special grant from the Home Office to fund the investigation into suspected murders of Donna Keogh, 17, Vicky Glass, 22, and Rachel Wilson, 19, between 1998 and 2002.
Date:
Tuesday 9th October 2018
PCCs launch new booklets providing advice about cybercrime

PCCs launch new booklets providing advice about cybercrime

Description
Residents and businesses in Cleveland will now have access to booklets with specialist advice about how to protect themselves from cybercrime.
Date:
Monday 8th October 2018
MP and police commissioner join 'Light up for Liam' campaign

MP and police commissioner join 'Light up for Liam' campaign

Description
A road safety campaign highlighting the need to be seen during darker months will be launched in memory of a 26-year-old Skelton man who was killed while walking on a poorly-lit road.
Date:
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Commissioner Urges for Fairer National Funding for Cleveland

Commissioner Urges for Fairer National Funding for Cleveland

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger urges for fairer national funding for Cleveland Police following a report from the National Audit Office
Date:
Monday 24th September 2018
Officers support national campaign to stop sexual exploitation

Officers support national campaign to stop sexual exploitation

Description
Cleveland Police is supporting a national Modern Slavery campaign in a bid to help stop people from being sexually exploited.
Date:
Monday 17th September 2018
PCC statement following conclusion of complaint against Chief Constable

PCC statement following conclusion of complaint against Chief Constable

Description
Statement by Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, following the conclusion of an anonymous complaint against Chief Constable Mike Veale.
Date:
Monday 17th September 2018
Prescription drugs amnesty launched in Middlesbrough

Prescription drugs amnesty launched in Middlesbrough

Description
A new initiative to prevent prescription drugs being sold on and misused launches in Middlesbrough today (Monday 10th September 2018).
Date:
Friday 14th September 2018
Focus on rural crime in Cleveland

Focus on rural crime in Cleveland

Description
A plan was launched this week to combat crime and fear of crime in Cleveland Police's rural areas as part of a 'Rural Week of Action'.
Date:
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Police join forces in region-wide clampdown on rural crime

Police join forces in region-wide clampdown on rural crime

Description
Five police forces covering 6,500 square miles of northern England came together last night in the largest rural policing operation of its kind.
Date:
Friday 7th September 2018
PCC and Force celebrate the work of Cleveland's emergency services

PCC and Force celebrate the work of Cleveland's emergency services

Description
Representatives from Cleveland's emergency services attend a ceremonial flag-raising at the Community Safety Hub to mark the inaugural Emergency Services Day.
Date:
Friday 7th September 2018
Agencies join forces to tackle drug addiction in Middlesbrough

Agencies join forces to tackle drug addiction in Middlesbrough

Description
World renowned experts are to gather in Middlesbrough on Monday to share the latest research and thinking on reducing drug addiction.
Date:
Monday 3rd September 2018
Network backs apps to help people report modern slavery

Network backs apps to help people report modern slavery

Description
The multi-agency network responsible for tackling modern slavery in Cleveland has endorsed two free apps to help agencies identify where the practice is taking place.
Date:
Thursday 16th August 2018
Probation reforms incomplete, expensive and not joined-up say PCCs

Probation reforms incomplete, expensive and not joined-up say PCCs

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, and Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for Durham, Ron Hogg, have released a statement in response to the announcement made by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) last week regarding Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) contracts.
Date:
Wednesday 1st August 2018
Appeal for knitters to create soft toys for children affected by crime

Appeal for knitters to create soft toys for children affected by crime

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is calling on knitters across Teesside to create 'trauma toys' to comfort children affected by crime or sexual violence.
Date:
Tuesday 31st July 2018
Free call blockers available for victims of nuisance calls

Free call blockers available for victims of nuisance calls

Description
People who are being incessantly contacted by telephone criminals can now request a free call blocker from Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS).
Date:
Monday 30th July 2018

ESH Construction Hand Over Community Safety Hub

Description
Yesterday, Tuesday 24th July, the brand new Community Safety Hub was handed over to Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale by Esh Construction after 19 months of ground breaking work.
Date:
Wednesday 25th July 2018
PCC sets out his progress over the last 12 months

PCC sets out his progress over the last 12 months

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has today published his Annual Report, which highlights key achievements made by his office over the last year.
Date:
Tuesday 24th July 2018

PCC responds to National Rural Crime Survey

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger responds to the 2018 National Rural Crime Survey.
Date:
Monday 23rd July 2018
Winner of Junior Football Tournament announced

Winner of Junior Football Tournament announced

Description
Yesterday, Wednesday 11th July, 15 schools from across Cleveland competed in a junior football tournament in partnership with Cleveland Police and Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation.
Date:
Wednesday 18th July 2018
New dawn shines light on the history of policing across Cleveland

New dawn shines light on the history of policing across Cleveland

Description
As Cleveland Police begins a fresh chapter of its history at a new purpose designed building, it has been looking to ensure that it remembers its history.
Date:
Monday 16th July 2018
Scam prevention message reaches 1000 people across Cleveland

Scam prevention message reaches 1000 people across Cleveland

Description
A thousand people across Cleveland have had their knowledge about scams boosted thanks to free workshops delivered by Victim Care and Advice Service (VCAS).
Date:
Tuesday 3rd July 2018
PCC and Chief support local boy's World Cup message

PCC and Chief support local boy's World Cup message

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Mike Veale joined charity 'Show Racism the Red Card' (SRtRC) to launch a World Cup anti-racism poster at a Middlesbrough school.
Date:
Wednesday 20th June 2018
North East PCCs call for a reduction of the breathalyser limit

North East PCCs call for a reduction of the breathalyser limit

Description
Today, the government has announced a number of measures to improve road safety – but miss out one important factor, reducing the limit.
Date:
Wednesday 13th June 2018
Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card

Give Domestic Abuse the Red Card

Description
Officers are issuing a robust warning that domestic abuse will not be tolerated before, during or after the World Cup.
Date:
Tuesday 12th June 2018
Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card

Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card

Description
Football clubs across the region are backing a campaign by Road Safety GB North East and the emergency services to give drink and drug driving the boot during this summer's World Cup.
Date:
Monday 11th June 2018
Innovative project making strides in transforming how police handle domestic abuse

Innovative project making strides in transforming how police handle domestic abuse

Description
A Home Office-funded project is using innovative methods to improve the way police handle domestic abuse incidents in Cleveland.
Date:
Thursday 7th June 2018
Kick-starting the World Cup with Junior Football Tournament

Kick-starting the World Cup with Junior Football Tournament

Description
Cleveland Police are kick-starting this year's World Cup by partnering with Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation to host a debut junior World Cup five-a-side tournament.
Date:
Thursday 7th June 2018
Restorative Cleveland recognised for high-quality service

Restorative Cleveland recognised for high-quality service

Description
A multi-agency partnership responsible for delivering restorative justice across Cleveland has received a national accreditation for its high-quality work.
Date:
Wednesday 6th June 2018
Join the Police Cadets Urges Chief Constable

Join the Police Cadets Urges Chief Constable

Description
Cleveland police's new Chief Constable is urging youngsters across Teesside to join the Force's cadet scheme.
Date:
Thursday 24th May 2018
Commissioner pushes ahead with campaign for fairer funding for police

Commissioner pushes ahead with campaign for fairer funding for police

Description
Research by Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has revealed that forces in higher crime areas have been hardest hit by funding cuts in recent years.
Date:
Thursday 10th May 2018
Twelve Complete Pilot PCSO Pre-Employment Course

Twelve Complete Pilot PCSO Pre-Employment Course

Description
A group of 12 would-be PCSOs successfully completed their four week course, yesterday Monday 30th April, with a celebration event to mark their achievements.
Date:
Tuesday 1st May 2018
Service to Remember Murdered Police Officer on 125th Anniversary

Service to Remember Murdered Police Officer on 125th Anniversary

Description
Officers and staff will honour the 125th anniversary of the murder of Cleveland Police Constable William Henderson with a memorial service.
Date:
Monday 30th April 2018
PCC seeks volunteers to check the welfare of people in custody

PCC seeks volunteers to check the welfare of people in custody

Description
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland is looking for volunteers to take part in a vital scheme that gives them behind the scenes access to police custody.
Date:
Monday 23rd April 2018
Rural communities, we're listening to you!

Rural communities, we're listening to you!

Description
Cleveland's specialists in rural and wildlife crime want to hear what you think about policing in the areas where you live and work.
Date:
Wednesday 18th April 2018
PCC and Force reaffirm commitment to tackling stalking

PCC and Force reaffirm commitment to tackling stalking

Description
As National Stalking Awareness Week begins (Monday 16th April), Cleveland Police and the force's Police and Crime Commissioner have reiterated its support for the issue.
Date:
Monday 16th April 2018
Deputy Chief Constable and PCC welcome would-be PCSOs

Deputy Chief Constable and PCC welcome would-be PCSOs

Description
Cleveland Police's Deputy Chief Constable, Simon Nickless and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger have welcomed and met twelve would-be PCSOs over the last week who are currently on a pilot four week pre-employment programme.
Date:
Monday 16th April 2018
Ground-breaking Community Safety Hub due for completion

Ground-breaking Community Safety Hub due for completion

Description
The construction of the new Community Safety Hub is nearing completion and is due to house staff this summer.
Date:
Monday 16th April 2018
Cleveland Police rated as "Good" by independent watchdog for second year

Cleveland Police rated as "Good" by independent watchdog for second year

Description
Cleveland Police has been assessed by HMICFRS as being a "Good" Force for the second year running.
Date:
Wednesday 11th April 2018
Commissioner calls for fairer funding for Cleveland Police to help protect communities and tackle rising violent crime

Commissioner calls for fairer funding for Cleveland Police to help protect communities and tackle rising violent crime

Description
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, has called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to reverse the repeated cuts to police funding to allow more officers to be deployed on neighbourhood beats.
Date:
Monday 9th April 2018
Cleveland at the forefront of tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Cleveland at the forefront of tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Description
Criminal justice agencies across Cleveland will be better informed about how to prevent child sexual offences thanks to pioneering research funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland and the Big Lottery.
Date:
Wednesday 28th March 2018
New North East Regional Crime Prevention Centre tackles serious crime

New North East Regional Crime Prevention Centre tackles serious crime

Description
National and regional crime specialists are working closely together to tackle serious and organised crime, in a brand new facility which opened today.
Date:
Thursday 22nd March 2018

Force praised for crime prevention work

Description
A HMICFRS report has concluded that Cleveland Police is 'good' at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
Date:
Thursday 22nd March 2018
Force and PCC support Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Force and PCC support Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Description
With this year's CSE awareness day falling just weeks before the first anniversary of the introduction of a new offence – sexual communications with a child – Cleveland Police and the force's Police and Crime Commissioner have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling CSE and safeguarding children and young people.
Date:
Monday 19th March 2018
Force launches pre-employment programme for would-be PCSOs

Force launches pre-employment programme for would-be PCSOs

Description
As part of the Force's Diverse Recruitment Plan, Cleveland Police is running a PCSO pre-employment programme in partnership with Equality North East, Gateshead College and Job Centre Plus.
Date:
Wednesday 14th March 2018
PCC welcomes interest for café at the Community Safety Hub

PCC welcomes interest for café at the Community Safety Hub

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, is keen to hear from enthusiastic people or existing local businesses who may be interested in an opportunity to provide a catering service at the new Community Safety Hub.
Date:
Friday 9th March 2018
Specialist staff on board to change children's behaviour

Specialist staff on board to change children's behaviour

Description
Three qualified teachers and a criminology graduate with youth work experience have joined Cleveland Police to deliver innovative courses which aim to change children's behaviour for the better.
Date:
Friday 9th March 2018
Cadets take part in police HQ exercise

Cadets take part in police HQ exercise

Description
Ladgate Lane was a hive of criminal activity for one night only as more than 40 youngsters dealt with hostages, Hate Crime and a drugs incident.
Date:
Monday 26th February 2018
Regional PCCs call for introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol

Regional PCCs call for introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol

Description
Concerns have again been raised relating to the damage that cheap alcohol is causing in the North East of England and the increasing pressure it puts on our policing services.
Date:
Friday 23rd February 2018
Sentencing of man following hate crime incidents

Sentencing of man following hate crime incidents

Description
50-year-old Andrew Littlefair, of Trefoil Court in Norton, was today sentenced to 20 months in prison for five counts of sending malicious communications on social media in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing and the London Bridge terror attack.
Date:
Monday 19th February 2018
New Chief and force praised in report by national watchdog

New Chief and force praised in report by national watchdog

Description
The new Chief Constable of Cleveland, Mike Veale, has been singled out for praise for his leadership skills in a national report by the police watchdog.
Date:
Thursday 8th February 2018
Women and girls across the North East are among those affected by female genital mutilation (FGM)

Women and girls across the North East are among those affected by female genital mutilation (FGM)

Description
This is the warning from a group of local charities, the CPS, police, and Crime Commissioners who have joined forces to highlight the brutal practice. The message comes ahead of the United Nations' International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, marked on February 6.
Date:
Tuesday 6th February 2018
Letter to Tees Valley Mayor re Chief Constable

Letter to Tees Valley Mayor re Chief Constable

Description
PCC Barry Coppinger writes to Tees Valley Mayor re Chief Constable.
Date:
Monday 5th February 2018
Parents and Children Learn Lessons on Safer Internet Use

Parents and Children Learn Lessons on Safer Internet Use

Description
Cleveland Police is supporting the National Safer Internet Day tomorrow (Tuesday 6th February) and will be educating children and their parents on safe use of online technology.
Date:
Monday 5th February 2018
New Chief Constable appointed at Cleveland Police

New Chief Constable appointed at Cleveland Police

Description
I am delighted to announce that, following confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel, the new Chief Constable of Cleveland is to be Mike Veale.
Date:
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Ambitious new plan to support victims and reduce reoffending

Ambitious new plan to support victims and reduce reoffending

Description
This morning the chairs of the Cleveland and Durham Local Criminal Justice Partnership, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, and the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for Durham, Ron Hogg have signed an innovative new plan at the Crown Prosecution Service offices in Middlesbrough.
Date:
Monday 15th January 2018
PCC Barry Coppinger names preferred candidate for next Chief Constable

PCC Barry Coppinger names preferred candidate for next Chief Constable

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger has today proposed that Mike Veale be appointed as the next Chief Constable of Cleveland succeeding Iain Spittal who retired earlier this month.
Date:
Friday 12th January 2018
Cleveland OPCC recognised for excellent transparency for third year

Cleveland OPCC recognised for excellent transparency for third year

Description
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to transparency for the third year running.
Date:
Thursday 11th January 2018
Cleveland Police are looking for 'Special' people to join the Force

Cleveland Police are looking for 'Special' people to join the Force

Description
Members of the public who want to make a difference in local communities are being asked if they have the time and enthusiasm to become a Special Constable.
Date:
Thursday 11th January 2018
Cleveland Police face further real term Government funding cuts

Cleveland Police face further real term Government funding cuts

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, responds to the Government's announcement on the Police Grant for 2018/19.
Date:
Friday 22nd December 2017
Cleveland Police make pledge to victims of domestic abuse

Cleveland Police make pledge to victims of domestic abuse

Description
Cleveland Police have set out how they will support and assist victims of domestic abuse by launching a set of minimum service standards.
Date:
Wednesday 20th December 2017
Inspectors report that Everyone Matters at Cleveland Police

Inspectors report that Everyone Matters at Cleveland Police

Description
Cleveland Police continues to improve the way in which it treats all the people it serves with fairness and respect.
Date:
Tuesday 12th December 2017
New Community Safety Hub will showcase the best of Cleveland

New Community Safety Hub will showcase the best of Cleveland

Description
The new Community Safety Hub at Hemlington is to provide a permanent showcase of the fascinating history and breathtaking beauty of the Cleveland area.
Date:
Thursday 7th December 2017
Specialist officers working to keep youngsters safe online

Specialist officers working to keep youngsters safe online

Description
As local results from a UK and European Force operation tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse and internet facilitated offending have been issued, the force is highlighting the work carried out by recently appointed specialist officers who work with schools and communities to keep children and young people safe in their neighbourhood and while they're online.
Date:
Thursday 7th December 2017
Cleveland Police Cadets Awarded at Ceremony

Cleveland Police Cadets Awarded at Ceremony

Description
Cleveland Police Cadets have been recognised for their hard work over the past year at an award ceremony held at Cleveland Police Headquarters in Middlesbrough on Friday 1st December.
Date:
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Heroes of community safety recognised at PCC's Community Safety Awards

Heroes of community safety recognised at PCC's Community Safety Awards

Description
Cleveland Police officers, staff and members of the public were honoured at an awards ceremony last week for their commitment to community safety.
Date:
Thursday 30th November 2017
PCC Launches Chief Constable Recruitment

PCC Launches Chief Constable Recruitment

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger has highlighted the value of neighbourhood policing in Cleveland, as he launches recruitment for a new Chief Constable today.
Date:
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Cleveland victims of crime reminded about Restorative Justice

Cleveland victims of crime reminded about Restorative Justice

Description
Restorative Justice Week began yesterday, Monday 20th November and Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger and Cleveland Police are highlighting how restorative justice can help victims cope and recover following a crime.
Date:
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Organised walk & events in aid of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Organised walk & events in aid of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Description
Today marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to respect members of the transgender and gender variant community who have been murdered worldwide.
Date:
Monday 20th November 2017
Letter Sent to Simon Clarke MP in Relation to Policing in East Cleveland

Letter Sent to Simon Clarke MP in Relation to Policing in East Cleveland

Description
Letter sent to Simon Clarke MP.
Date:
Monday 20th November 2017
Commissioner calls for fairer funding for Cleveland Police

Commissioner calls for fairer funding for Cleveland Police

Description
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, has called on politicians of all parties to join him in campaigning for fairer funding for the police.
Date:
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Efficiency and leadership inspection ranks Cleveland Police as good

Efficiency and leadership inspection ranks Cleveland Police as good

Description
Cleveland Police has been graded as "good" in the efficiency with which it keeps local people safe and reduces crime.
Date:
Thursday 9th November 2017
PCC statement following dispute resolution with former officer

PCC statement following dispute resolution with former officer

Description
"No member of police personnel should have to suffer discrimination. I have always been strongly committed to fighting discrimination and unfairness in all its forms and I have ensured that my office has worked closely alongside Cleveland Police to bring about the changes required to ensure that the Force does all it can to prevent any re-occurrence.
Date:
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Over 50 voluntary advocates attend PCC's 500th community meeting

Over 50 voluntary advocates attend PCC's 500th community meeting

Description
Over 50 representatives from voluntary organisations across Cleveland attended a special event hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Crackdown on off-road bikers launched in Cleveland

Crackdown on off-road bikers launched in Cleveland

Description
A crackdown on off-road bikers who cause misery in communities has been rolled out across Cleveland.
Date:
Friday 27th October 2017
PCC backs anti-slavery network

PCC backs anti-slavery network

Description
A new anti-slavery network is being established in Cleveland by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.
Date:
Tuesday 24th October 2017
Chief Constable to retire from policing after 31 years of service

Chief Constable to retire from policing after 31 years of service

Description
After serving the communities of North Yorkshire and Cleveland for more than 30 years, Cleveland Police Chief Constable Iain Spittal is retiring.
Date:
Friday 20th October 2017
PCC makes commitment to restorative justice in Cleveland

PCC makes commitment to restorative justice in Cleveland

Description
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, has welcomed a report highlighting the high proportion of funding allocated to restorative justice in Cleveland.
Date:
Tuesday 17th October 2017
PCC Supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week

PCC Supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Description
Cleveland Police and the PCC for Cleveland are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week and are reminding people to use the online reporting tool TrueVision at http://www.report-it.org.uk
Date:
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Officers highlight new tool for victims of domestic abuse

Officers highlight new tool for victims of domestic abuse

Description
Victims of domestic abuse, stalking or harassment are to receive information on an app which could help protect them in dangerous or potentially life-threatening situations.
Date:
Friday 13th October 2017
Police and Crime Commissioner Fights to Protect Police Numbers

Police and Crime Commissioner Fights to Protect Police Numbers

Description
Police jobs will not be lost in Cleveland due to the Government's unfunded pay award for officers, thanks to the efforts of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Date:
Tuesday 10th October 2017
Force Supports World Mental Health Day

Force Supports World Mental Health Day

Description
World Mental Health Day 2017 is today (Tuesday 10th October) and with this year's theme being Mental Health in the Workplace, the force has confirmed its commitment to supporting staff with their mental well-being.
Date:
Tuesday 10th October 2017
HMICFRS Assessment: Abuse of Position for a Sexual Purpose

HMICFRS Assessment: Abuse of Position for a Sexual Purpose

Description
HMICFRS have released their report regarding their assessment of Abuse of Position for a Sexual Purpose.
Date:
Thursday 5th October 2017
136 People Found Not Wearing Seatbelts During Campaign

136 People Found Not Wearing Seatbelts During Campaign

Description
136 people, including two children, were found not to be wearing their seatbelts during a week-long crackdown.
Date:
Thursday 5th October 2017
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