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.”
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