A range of community safety advocates and victims’ champions will appear on a new podcast from Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Steve Turner.
Coffee with the Commissioner showcases selfless individuals working across Cleveland to support victims and reduce crime.
It forms part of Steve’s ongoing commitment to engage and inform Cleveland communities on key policing, community safety and crime issues.
The podcast currently has four live episodes. They are available on all good podcast providers, including Apple, Spotify, Amazon and Google Podcasts.
Guests have included:
- Joe Clarkson from Clean Slate Solutions, which provides employment opportunities for former offenders
- Cardiovascular surgeon Barney Green on his fight to reduce violent crime across Cleveland
- Brian and Ashley from the Moses Project, who share their own emotional stories about moving forward from challenging life circumstances.
The latest episode introduces Rita Richardson from Cleveland Fire Brigade who shares her inspiring story.
She offers insights into her life in Eston, her vital role in educating children across Redcar & Cleveland and her influential voice as part of the Friend of Eston Hills community.
Moreover, Rita candidly opens up about her personal struggles with cancer. As a result, she became a passionate advocate for counselling and therapy services.
Steve said: “There are so many amazing people working across Cleveland who play their own small part in a much wider effort to make the area safer for everyone.
“More often than not, this drive to help others comes from personal experiences of their own and these are stories I think need to be heard.
“I’m constantly looking for new ways to use technology, including in my community engagement work
“As a result, I’m excited to launch this podcast to get people thinking more deeply about the impact of crime and offending.”
You can listen to Coffee with the Commissioner on all major podcast platforms.
For more information go to: https://coffee-with-the-commissioner.captivate.fm/listen