Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “The strategic direction I issued to the Chief Constable, communication with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and the Chief Constable’s own assessment since taking post earlier this year provide a clear understanding of the challenges that lie ahead.
“It is for the Chief Constable to now prioritise the actions required and deploy the resources available to maximum affect in order to deliver the necessary change required and raise standards of policing for our local communities and I will hold him to account for that.
“I shall continue to campaign for fairer funding for the force in order to provide the Chief with additional police officers, which are so vital for crucial areas of policing including neighbourhood teams and pro-active, preventative policing.
“I welcome the chance to engage with HMICFRS in the national oversight process. I have always believed the best way to deliver public services is through a partnership approach, including residents, local businesses, public and voluntary sectors and I therefore welcome and support the decision of the Chief Constable to outline his plans to key stakeholders.”
You can read the Strategic Direction the PCC set for the Chief Constable here: https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Document-Library/Decisions/Made-By-the-PCC/2019/June-2019/1drf156877-1.pdf
Posted on Friday 30th August 2019