PCC Barry Coppinger and Chief Constable Iain Spittal with the Everyone Matters Strategy
Cleveland Police has given a firm commitment to equality, diversity and human rights by launching a strategy developed with employees and local groups.
The Everyone Matters strategy was created during a three-month consultation period last year, with staff workshops, online surveys and feedback from more than 20 community groups.
It is focused on plans covering three areas of work; supporting our people, serving our communities, and organisational processes.
Work is already underway with new staff training, community and cultural awareness sessions with representatives from community groups, staff mentoring scheme and improvements to ways people can report hate crime.
Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “Everyone Matters is about people. The people we work with, the people we protect and the people that we serve.
“This strategy explains everything that we will focus on as we continue to build an environment in which our staff can excel in, and the needs of our communities are met.
“It was important that we explored our ideas with local people, and our staff, and I’m pleased to launch this strategy which has been directed by their views on the work we are doing.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “Everyone Matters supports the key priorities of my Police and Crime Plan, and is such an important project for the future of Cleveland Police.
“I am constantly meeting local residents so I am extremely supportive of the approach taken to engage communities in developing this strategy. I will hold the Chief Constable to account on the strategy through my scrutiny meetings and look forward to seeing the work in motion to the benefit of staff and people across Teesside.”
Visit www.cleveland.police.uk for further information on Everyone Matters including the new strategy.
Posted on Friday 24th March 2017