Stuart Drummond, the Chair of Cleveland Police Authority has expressed ‘great sadness’ over the death of Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson.
He said he was shocked to learn of his death.
“I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire authority when I express our condolences and sympathy to his family and friends at this tragic time
– Stuart Drummond
Mr Drummond said: “Everyone involved with the Force and the Authority—and, of course, the many members of the public who had come into contact with him during his career—will feel deep shock at the death of someone admired for his commitment to serving the public
“I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire authority when I express our condolences and sympathy to his family and friends at this tragic time.”
Cleveland Police has paid tribute to its Head of Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson, who died earlier today.
Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding Mr Swinson’s death, but it is not being treated as suspicious.
Our thoughts are with Stewart’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. Stewart had a great passion for the job he did; he was dedicated, hardworking and respected by everyone who knew him and who worked with him. He was an extremely valued member of Cleveland Police and we shall all miss him greatly.”