Jacqui Cheer has been formally appointed as the new Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.
The new Chief Constable has been acting in the role temporarily since the departure of former Cleveland Chief Constable Sean Price.
She spoke about her excitement about formally being in the role and about the changes being made by the force.
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