The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer has welcomed the appointment of Iain Spittal to the force.
The new deputy Chief Constable will take up his position from the end of June.
“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Iain to the team; his commitment and his enthusiasm make him the ideal person to support me in the leadership of the Force and the changes we will implement moving forward.
“The last twenty months have been tough, and I have introduced some significant changes to the Force. However our officers, staff, and police partner staff have risen to the challenge and continued to drive down crime during this period.
“I look forward to working with Iain to embed these changes and provide a framework in which Cleveland Police and our partners can provide excellent policing services to our local communities.”
– Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer
Cleveland Police have announced that they have appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable.
Iain Spittal, who is currently serving as Assistant Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police, will be taking up his new post at the force at the end of June.
"I am very much looking forward to joining Cleveland Police, bringing my own experiences to work with officers and staff who are committed to further reducing crime and antisocial behaviour.
"I am determined to ensure that we reduce harm, helping our communities to feel safer. I recognise that we can not achieve this on our own, particularly in the challenging financial environment, and look forward to building strong relationships with partners across Teesside.
"The "new" Cleveland Police is starting to take shape under the leadership of Chief Constable Cheer, I look forward to being an integral part of the journey in what is a new chapter for Cleveland Police."