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Want to become a police officer?

Budding police officers are being encouraged to show their interest in joining Cleveland Police as the Force continues with its plans to recruit more than 100 officers before the end of April 2020.

People who are interested in joining the Force are being asked to express their initial interest in an online form, before the full application process opens on Monday 2nd September.

Chief Constable Richard Lewis said: “The role of a police officer is as challenging as it is rewarding, and there is no other job like it for being able to change people’s lives for the better.

“We know there are talented people in Cleveland and the local area who have considered becoming a police officer, and my message to those people is that it is now your opportunity to get your foot on the path to a fantastic career.

“We are looking for a diverse group of people who have the utmost integrity, who want to make a positive difference to prevent and detect crime, and protect the most vulnerable in our communities.”

Becoming a police officer brings a raft of personal and professional development opportunities across a range of specialisms which support Cleveland Police’s vision towards delivering outstanding policing for the local community.

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “This recruitment campaign is welcome news to the communities of Cleveland. In every meeting I attend police officer visibility is the most requested need, it’s fundamental to keeping people safe and as a result forms a key part of my Police and Crime Plan. The Chief Constable must ensure he has the maximum number of officers available to him within the constraints of the funding situation we face. I will continue to use feedback from the community to ensure officers are put to best use.”

Cleveland Police has a recruitment plan that is focused on ensuring that the Force represents the communities that it serves and applications are welcome from underrepresented groups.

Anyone interested in becoming a police officer can express an interest by following the link on the Cleveland Police website.

The current recruitment drive is separate from the Government’s recent announcement of additional police officers nationally which has been welcomed by the Force.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Graham said: “We are already recruiting around 120 police officers this financial year to support our vision to deliver outstanding policing for our communities by relentlessly focusing on prevention, solving problems and tackling criminals

“The Government’s announcement of additional officers on top of this is great news and very welcome. As a Force we know policing success isn’t just about numbers, it’s much more complicated, and we are working hard to ensure that our officers are supported by appropriate working practices, planning and leadership.”