Mark Webster has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Cleveland Police following a meeting of the area’s Police and Crime Panel.
Mark is currently the Deputy Chief Constable at Cumbria Police and has also held senior roles within the National Crime Agency and Greater Manchester Police.
PCC Steve Turner said, “I’m delighted that the panel have confirmed my preferred candidate Mark Webster as the next Chief Constable of Cleveland Police. After a thorough search, I’m confident he is the right person to lead the force forward as they continue to improve the service they deliver to Cleveland’s communities.
“Mark has an impressive track record in policing, including several years’ experience as a Chief Officer and in tackling serious violence at a national and international level with the National Crime Agency.
“His significant experience, clear vision for improving the force and commitment to partnership working make him a fantastic choice for the next Chief Constable. I look forward to working with him to make Cleveland safer for those who live and work here.”
Mr Webster was selected following a rigorous recruitment and assessment process, developed in partnership with the College of Policing – the national centre of excellence for police leadership and recruitment. He is expected to take up his post in April.