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Cleveland Police

His Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMI): Michelle Skeer is HMI for Cleveland.

This force is in the Northern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Cleveland Police, we made the following judgments:

Recording data about crime was judged to be good. Treatment of the public, responding to the public, disrupting serious organised crime, managing offenders and tackling workforce corruption were judged to be adequate. Investigating crime, protecting vulnerable people and developing a positive workplace were judged to require improvement. Preventing crime and good use of resources were judged to be inadequate.

Read the full report for Cleveland Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

231 square miles


0.57m people
up3% local 10 yr change


92% frontline police officers
92% national level
4.00 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up10% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.09 per person
0.06 national level
up16% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


69p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Cleveland Police.

About the force

Cleveland Police is a geographically small force with a mix of densely populated areas with high levels of deprivation and some more affluent or rural areas. Several of the wards within its boundaries are among the most deprived in the country.

The force covers the four unitary authority areas of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar and Cleveland.

More about this area – What Cleveland Police says

Connect with Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police website

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner’s website