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."
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