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Partnership Working

Commercial Partners who provide Cleveland Policing Services

There are a number of policing activities which are currently outsourced to Strategic Policing Partners, who perform these on behalf of Cleveland Police. They are:

  • Sopra Steria
  • Tascor

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Collaborative Arrangements

The Police & Crime Commisisoner may undertake collaborative arrangements to provide joint services with other PCC Offices and/or policing services (via the Chief Constable).

Copies of collaborative agreements will be made available but is purely dependent on the nature of the service agreement and whether disclosure compromises operational security. In these cases, only the title and the objective of the agreement will be published in order with the publication requirements under section 23e of the Police Act 1996.

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Police & Crime Partners

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland works with numerous organisations and authorities in order to provide a joined up and informed crime reduction service for the people in the Cleveland area. 

These are:

  • Cleveland Criminal Justice Board
  • Durham Tees Valley Probation
  • Youth Offending Services / Teams
  • Holme House and Kirklevington Prisons
  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • Health & Wellbeing Boards
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Boards
  • Safeguarding Children’s Boards
  • Local Strategic Partnerships
  • Tees Valley Unlimited
  • Cleveland Fire Authority / Cleveland Fire Brigade
  • Young People Services and Strategic Forum
  • Victims Strategic Planning Group
  • Safer Future Communities Strategic Steering Group

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Effective Partnerships

The PCC will use their mandate to lead the way; to galvanise others, challenge silos while always looking to cut crime. The PCC will utilise their strong position to drive action and collaboration across a range of agencies and partnerships, and may provide an opportunity for even greater local reform. The Police & Crime Commissioner will:

  • provide a strong and powerful voice for communities
  • represent views about how crime is prevented and its consequences are tackled
  • have a statutory duty to set a Police & Crime Plan for their force area and a budget that focuses on working in partnership to cut crime, as well as maintaining an efficient and effective police force  
  • be able to commission services from outside of the police force 
  • work with local partners such as Probation, Health, Education and Local Voluntary Organisations to fulfil their commitments to not only fight crime and antisocial behaviour, but to prevent it, in order to deliver safer streets for their community
  • work with community safety and criminal justice partners - reciprocal duties in this area are broad and flexible, to allow working arrangements to develop in a way that is most meaningful locally, leaving room for innovation

The PCC will work with community safety partners, criminal justice agencies and the voluntary sector to help deliver what's important, locally.  Where partnerships work well the PCC will prevent duplication, reduce costs and tackle issues by using a joined-up approach. The PCC recognises that effective partnerships need to be based on action.


Reciprocal Duties

Section 10 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 sets out in statute the following reciprocal duties that the PCC must follow. These relate to community safety partners and criminal justice partners. The PCC:

  • in exercising its functions, must have regard to the relevant priorities of each responsible authority 
  • in exercising their functions, and a responsible authority, in exercising its functions under section 6 of the Crime and Disorder Act, must act in cooperation with each other
  • and the criminal justice bodies in that police area, must make arrangements for the exercise of functions so as to provide an efficient and effective criminal justice system for the police area.


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