Report on an unannounced inspection visit to police custody suites in Cleveland Police

Published on: 12 August 2021

Publication types: Custody suites

Police Forces: Cleveland

This report describes our findings following an inspection of Cleveland Police custody facilities. The inspection was conducted jointly by HMICFRS and HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) in May 2021. It is part of our programme of inspections covering every police custody suite in England and Wales.

The inspection assessed the effectiveness of custody services and outcomes for detained people throughout the different stages of detention. It examined the force’s approach to custody provision in relation to safe detention and the respectful treatment of detainees, with a particular focus on vulnerable people and children.

We last inspected custody facilities in Cleveland Police in 2014. This inspection found that, of the 29 recommendations made during that previous inspection, 14 had been achieved, 6 had been partially achieved, 8 had not been achieved and 1 was no longer relevant.

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