The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to transparency for the third year running.
The Transparency Quality Mark was awarded to 25 PCCs from around the country at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 9 January.
The award, developed by independent police monitoring organisation CoPaCC, measures the ability of OPCCs to meet their transparency responsibilities by making information accessible on their websites.
Mr Coppinger said: “I’m delighted that my office has received this award.
“As PCC, I want my work to be as open and transparent as possible, to ensure the residents of Cleveland are informed about the decisions I make on their behalf.
“It’s a testament to my team that the office has been recognised for its commitment to transparency for a third year. They work extremely hard to ensure my website, Facebook and Twitter pages are regularly updated with decisions, information about services and up-to-date contact information.”
The PCC’s Chief Executive Simon Dennis added: “This award is a well-deserved achievement for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
“The public expect openness and transparency and the PCC is committed to ensuring his services and decisions are simple to access via his website.
“The entire team have worked hard to regularly update the PCC website with all of the information that our communities need to know.”
CoPaCC Chief Executive, Bernard Rix said: “These OPCCs have all demonstrated that they are transparent in what they do, meeting relevant legal requirements.
“They present key information in an accessible format on their websites and I congratulate them all on their good work.
“I look forward to what I trust will be continued excellent work by each and every one of them in this area.”
Posted on Thursday 11th January 2018