Police and Crime Commissioner Steve Turner has a statutory responsibility to hold Cleveland Police to account for delivering an efficient and effective police service for local residents.
As part of this responsibility, he is required to publish details about Cleveland Police’s performance.
This is to ensure that local communities have access to the information they need.
On this page, we will publish the following:
- Cleveland Police’s latest inspection grading from His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS);
- Reports on how Cleveland Police are working towards the strategic objectives in the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan
- Information on how Cleveland Police are performing against the National Priorities for Policing.
HMICFRS Reports and Responses
We have to publish the most recent report by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS),
The report examines the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the Cleveland Police.
The latest HMICFRS inspection report of Cleveland Police was published in March 2023. It graded the force as follows:
You can read the full 2021-22 report and previous reports at the button below:HMICFRS Inspection Reports
The PCC must respond to reports published by HMICFRS, as set out in Section 55 of the 1996 Police Act.
The PCC’s response covers how the PCC will take action in respect of any recommendations the HMICFRS report makes and where the PCC doesn’t intend to take such action, the response must explain why that is the case.OPCC responses to HMICFRS Inspection Reports
Performance against local policing priorities:
The PCC publishes a Police and Crime Plan, which sets out the strategic direction for policing and community safety in Cleveland. It is expected that the Chief Constable will factor the PCC’s objectives into the Force’s plans and strategies.
Every quarter, the OPCC prepares a report – based on data provided by Cleveland Police – which sets out how the force are delivering against the objectives (and measures) in the PCC’s Plan. These are presented to Cleveland Police and Crime Panel.
National Crime and Policing Data:
The Government introduced National Priorities for Policing in 2021. The priorities are specified by the Government in the National Crime and Policing Measures.
The aim of the national measures is to complement existing local priorities set out in the Cleveland Police and Crime Plan 2021-2024.
The key national policing priorities are the following:
- Reduce murder and other homicide;
- Reduce serious violence;
- Disrupt drugs supply and county lines;
- Reduce neighbourhood crime;
- Improve victim satisfaction with a focus on victims of domestic abuse;
- Tackle cyber crime
The Commissioner is required to provide a statement on the contribution of Cleveland Police in achieving improvements against these national priorities. See most recent statements below:
PCCs must publish the most recent Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) quarterly complaints data for their force and the IOPC annual statistics report, alongside a narrative setting out how the PCC is holding the chief officer to account, and the PCC’s assessment of their own performance in carrying out their other complaints handling functions.Complaints performance