Hartlepool Coastal Surveillance Station has been operational since 1989.
The aims and objectives of the charity are to provide assistance in the protection and preservation of life and property of people using the inshore waters, beaches, piers and coastal areas in and around Hartlepool bay.
Volunteers provide surveillance cover, 8 hours per day, 7 days a week and report any safety issues to the relevant emergency services including the Coastguard, Police, RNLI and UK Border Agency.
The Station applied for funding to help with ongoing running costs, which include Radar Licence and Sea Safety Fee.
The Station has also been successful with gaining funding from other partners in Cleveland.
This initiative supports the PCC’s priorities of Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer and Investing in Our Police.