The Chief Constable has been selected by the College of Policing to lead the 2015 Strategic Command Course, delivered by the College of Policing.
The Police & Crime Commissioner has indicated his support for the arrangement, highlighting in particular
- The prestigious nature of the Strategic Command Course; and
- The benefit to future police leaders of Chief Constable Cheer’s experience and expertise; and
- The sign of confidence from national stakeholders in Cleveland Police and in Chief Constable Cheer.
The formal arrangements are set out in a Memorandum of Understanding, annexed as Appendix A to this Decision Record, the content of which is self-explanatory.
With the approval of the Police & Crime Commissioner and by operation of law, during the absence of the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal will assume the role of Acting Chief Constable.
Both HMIC and the Chair of the Police & Crime Panel are aware of the arrangements and supportive of them.