His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) relesed a statement saying that Cleveland Police has made improvements and has therefore been removed from an enhanced level of monitoring by the police inspectorate.
The police inspectorate continuously monitors the performance of all police forces in England and Wales.
The monitoring process consists of two stages: Scan and Engage. All police forces are in the Scan phase by default, but may be escalated to Engage. Cleveland Police was moved into the Engage phase in 2019.
The police inspectorate has decided to remove Cleveland Police from Engage because it has made several improvements, including:
- improving the co-ordination of prevention activity with the aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour;
- making better use of problem-solving techniques to make communities safer and reduce the force’s demand;
- better understanding of demand through comprehensive demand analysis; and
- fully coordinating financial and workforce plans to make sure resources are aligned to force priorities.
His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary Andy Cooke said: “I am pleased with the progress that Cleveland Police has made so far. Whilst there is still more to do, I have decided to remove the force from our enhanced level of monitoring, known as Engage, and return it to routine monitoring.
“I am reassured by the plans Cleveland Police has in place to continue making improvements. The force will be inspected again next year, when we will assess its progress to make sure the people of Cleveland are getting the service they deserve from their police force.”