Acting Police and Crime Commissioner Lisa Oldroyd is legally a ‘Corporation Sole’. She is responsible for the totality of policing in Cleveland, as well as a range of community safety activity and services for over 550,000 residents across the Cleveland areas of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton.
This includes a revenue budget of £155m, around 90% of which is invested directly into policing. In addition, she supports over 70 areas of collaboration locally, regionally and nationally, including a national air support service and other aspects of the National Strategic Policing Requirement.
It also includes a direct workforce of around 1,600 police officers, community support officers, and staff. As well as supporting around 200 people working in a range of locally commissioned services, from youth offending to specialist services for victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
Since the creation of the office in 2012, the PCC has remained committed to ensuring the office provides effective and efficient services for residents. The overall office budget of £900k is 0.6% of the overall policing budget.
Work has included drawing up and implementing a Police & Crime Plan, developed in consultation with Cleveland Police, local agencies, and residents and community groups. The plan is structured over five key areas on which the PCC was elected and re-elected:
- Investing in our Police
- A Better Deal for Victims and Witnesses
- Tackling Offending and Re-offending
- Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer
- Securing the Future of our Communities