Cleveland Police plans

The new crime plan for Cleveland Police has been announced by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger.

PCC confirms a move from Police HQ still being considered

At the launch of the new Police and Crime Plan for Cleveland, the PCC admitted the force faces challenging times with cuts to the budget and said he believed moving from the current headquarters to a cheaper alternative will go towards those savings.

Ladgate Lane Credit: ITV News

In the year 2015-2016, savings of almost £5m have to be found.

Barry Coppinger is keen to move from the force's current HQ on Ladgate Lane in Middlesbrough as it is too expensive to run. The land would be sold for development.

Mr Coppinger said he is awaiting the findings of a report, due to be handed to him in the next few weeks, before making a final decision.

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Cleveland sets out policing plan

Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has pledged to develop neighbourhood policing and ensure a better deal for victims as part of his new policing plan.

The force has spent months consulting with communities to find out what they wanted to see as local priorities and has come up with five main objectives in its Police and Crime Plan. They are:

  • Retain and develop neighbourhood policing
  • Ensure a better deal for victims and witnesses
  • Divert people from offending, focus on rehabilitation
  • Develop better coordination, communication and partnership between agencies
  • Work for better industrial and community relations

PCC for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger said:

" The Plan sets out what I believe the public of Cleveland wants to achieve over the coming years."

– Barry Coppinger, Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner