Cleveland’s Police and Crime Commissioner is welcoming applications for the next leader of Cleveland Police in a fresh recruitment process.
PCC Steve Turner has today (Monday 6 December) reopened applications for the Chief Constable role, after a recruitment process earlier in the year did not identify a preferred candidate.
The application window is open until Wednesday 12 January 2022 and candidates will be given the opportunity to make ‘familiarisation’ visits to the Cleveland area.
The College of Policing-supported process for assessing candidates will remain largely unchanged, with three different interview panels putting the prospective Chiefs through their paces.
Steve said: “In partnership with experts from the College of Policing, we have developed a thorough and robust recruitment process to really challenge candidates looking to lead Cleveland Police.
“The appointment of a new Chief comes at an important time for the force, who still have a way to go in improving the service they provide for residents of Cleveland.
“It’s a really exciting – and challenging – opportunity for someone to take the force forward. I’ll be personally reaching out to policing leaders from across the country to make them aware of the vacancy and how rewarding working in Cleveland is.”
Chief Constable Richard Lewis will formally leave the force on Sunday 12 December to take up his new post as the leader of Dyfed-Powys Police.
Plans are being finalised to appoint a temporary Chief Constable to lead the force on a short-term basis until a permanent replacement is identified. These plans will be announced within the next week.Find out more about Chief Constable recruitment