The savings required from CSR 2010 and 2013 have presented significant financial challenges to the Force, and current assessments predict further cuts in future years. The continued cuts to police funding are occuring at a time when the service is facing increasing demand for services. The PCC has published his policing plan, and in order for the Force to deliver on its requirements Cleveland Police needs to be operationally and financially sustainable.
The Force has three overarching programmes of activity (Agile, Orbis & Transformational Leadership) which will play a significant role in securing the long term operational sustainability of the Force.
The overall approach detailed in this paper, whilst challenging, will enable Cleveland Police to establish a sustainable operational model that is focused on delivering the best possible policing services across Teesside actively protecting them from harm. That is underpinned with empowered, skilled staff that have access to effective, flexible, physical and IT resources.