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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.

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

Contact Andy Cooke

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 – 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

Cleveland PCC

Steve Turner

Cleveland Police

Chief Constable Richard Lewis, appointed in April

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