Still time to register to become a special constable at Cleveland Police

Darlington and Stockton Times: Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal of Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal of Cleveland Police

A REMINDER has been issued to people wanting to become a special constable at Cleveland Police that there is still time to apply.

So far around 200 people have expressed an interest, with 78 having filled in an application form since online applications opened on Cleveland Police’s website on Sunday (January 12).

And a web chat hosted by Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal and Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary David Robinson last Monday attracted 180 page views, where people either took part in the web chat or read the transcript on line later on.

Mr Spittal said: “We are delighted that so many people are interested in joining Cleveland Police as a Special Constable.

“Successful applicants will find this work varied, challenging, interesting – and valuable to our communities.

“There is still time for anyone else who is interested in applying. We intend this current recruitment drive to be the first of a series of opportunities for people to become Special Constables over the next two years.”

Mr Robinson added: "It is absolutely fantastic, the level of interest so far. Being a Special Constable is a hugely rewarding and fulfilling role, and I would encourage anyone who can spare at least the required average of 16 hours per week to apply.”

Anyone interested in registering to become a special should visit www.cleveland.police.uk

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5:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

People be very careful with Cleveland police, and if possible cross the border to join another force as a Special Constable.

I've had first hand experience with this force, and its the worst experience ive had in my life.

The chap in the picture is Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal, who joined recently from North Yorkshire.

His face comes out all the time as he is the new boy, and they want to get him known, plus keep the attention off them at the top.

Strangely enough they had him on all the disciplinary panels when he first started, where he was allegedly under strong advice to find against officers and where possible sack them to cut the budget

This was allegedly endorsed by ACC White, and the Chief Constable Jackie Cheer.

Believe it or not I have a handwritten document by Cheer where she underlines a decision she commented on, suggesting an officer was only returning to work as his pay was being cut in half, despite the fact he had a documented history of mental illness caused by the force.

Bearing in mind this force teaches you from day one, "assumption is the death of all investigation's"
but that did not stop her.

Trust me folks, if push comes to shove these people will hang you out to dry in the blink of an eye.
People be very careful with Cleveland police, and if possible cross the border to join another force as a Special Constable. I've had first hand experience with this force, and its the worst experience ive had in my life. The chap in the picture is Deputy Chief Constable Iain Spittal, who joined recently from North Yorkshire. His face comes out all the time as he is the new boy, and they want to get him known, plus keep the attention off them at the top. Strangely enough they had him on all the disciplinary panels when he first started, where he was allegedly under strong advice to find against officers and where possible sack them to cut the budget This was allegedly endorsed by ACC White, and the Chief Constable Jackie Cheer. Believe it or not I have a handwritten document by Cheer where she underlines a decision she commented on, suggesting an officer was only returning to work as his pay was being cut in half, despite the fact he had a documented history of mental illness caused by the force. Bearing in mind this force teaches you from day one, "assumption is the death of all investigation's" but that did not stop her. Trust me folks, if push comes to shove these people will hang you out to dry in the blink of an eye. NO EINSTEIN
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