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Cleveland Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Andy Cooke is HMI for Cleveland.

This force is in the Northern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Cleveland Police, we made the following judgments:

the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is inadequate.

the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably is inadequate.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is inadequate.

Read the full report for Cleveland Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

231 square miles


0.569m people
up3% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.38 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down27% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.10 per person
0.07 national level
up56% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


65p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Cleveland Police.

About the force

Cleveland Police is a geographically small force with a mix of densely populated areas with high levels of deprivation and some more affluent or rural areas. Several of the wards within its boundaries are among the most deprived in the country.

The force covers the four unitary authority areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.

What the force says

Connect with Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police website

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner’s website