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Cleveland Police

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.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Phil Gormley is HMI for Cleveland
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary is in the Northern region

Contact Phil Gormley (e-mail address)

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.


Key facts

Force Area

230 square miles


0.56m people 1% local 10 yr change


84% frontline
2.97 per 1000 population
36% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.09 per person national level
Local 5 year trend National 5 year trend


63p per person per day local 51p per person per day national

Cleveland PCC

Barry Coppinger

Cleveland Police


Chief Constable Richard Lewis, appointed in April

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