The Government covers some of the costs of Operation Sacristy

The Policing Minister Nick Herbert has awarded Cleveland Police Authority £1.6 million pounds to assist with the costs of Operation Sacristy.

“This announcement is a great relief in that without this help, we would be in real difficulties and frontline services would eventually have suffered.

“The Authority, Force and the Sacristy investigation team have all been rightfully subject to a rigorous independent scrutiny process prior to the money being awarded and I hope that this will provide some level of assurance to the public that the money is being spent appropriately.

– Chair of Cleveland Police Authority, Stuart Drummond

“The grant is most certainly very welcome as it confirms that money set aside forother operational policing will not affected by this investigation.”

– T/Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jacqui Cheer

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Operation Sacristy gets cash boost

Cleveland police announces that the funding for Operation Sacristy will be paid for by the Government.