Police ask residents for help in the fight against crime

POLICE are on the lookout for community champions to help make neighbourhoods safer.

The Cleveland Police Strategic Independent Advisory Group (SIAG) is looking for a new chairperson and vice-chairperson, as well as members of the community who would like to make a different to policing across Teesside.

They would work with Cleveland Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner to help residents feel safer.

The new chairperson and vice-chairperson will meet with other volunteers, senior police officers and representatives from partner agencies, as well as chairing and actively taking part in Force SIAG meetings.

Cleveland’s Assistant Chief Constable, Simon Nickless, said: “The trust and confidence of our communities in the work that we do is vital and for the force to receive critical appraisal of its services and actions from someone who is a resident receiving these services is absolutely essential and invaluable.

“The people appointed will have access to key local police leaders and decision makers and will gain a unique appreciation of the resources we have and the challenges the service faces.”

Anyone interested can apply for the posts, until October 29, by visiting www.cleveland.police.uk/careers/vacancies.aspx.