Confidence high in police force

Jacqui Cheer, Temporary Chief Constable of Cleveland Police
Jacqui Cheer, Temporary Chief Constable of Cleveland Police

A POLICE force has come top of the table in a national survey based on public confidence.

Cleveland Police has been named the top force in the country when it comes to how residents feel about the actions of their local officers and the way they work with local councils.

Survey results showed that 64 per cent of people asked if issues that matter to them were being dealt with answered that they strongly agreed or tended to agree.

Temporary Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer, of Cleveland Police, said: “These confidence figures are a tribute to our police officers, police staff and partnership staff who work together to deliver a first class policing service to the communities of Cleveland, despite the difficult challenges faced by the force.”

Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond, chairman of Cleveland Police Authority, added: “It is pleasing that we continue to enjoy a high level of confidence from the public we serve.

“This reflects the efforts of everyone involved with the force and authority’s determined commitment to maximise resources for front-line policing despite the very tough financial pressures we face.”