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Sunset run out on beach for #PoliceDog Shadow and Arthur last night, before back at work today.
#PoliceDog Titan and Police Dog Elsa reporting for night shift
Police Dog Woody chilling before his night shift
Officers would like to thank a kind member of the public who brought delicious cupcakes to the Stockton Police Station this week. They were a lovely treat and certainly went down well with everyone. Mary Berry would be proud! Thank you again!
Two Cleveland Police officers have been awarded a Chief Officer’s Commendation after their heroic efforts to stop a man armed with a knife in #Stockton.

PC Munsif Khan and PC Steven Ridsdale were called to a report of a man with a knife who had been caught by local residents allegedly committing a house burglary.

On arrival at the scene PC Khan and PC Ridsdale were met by a man behaving aggressively towards members of the public in the street and he was threatening them with a 10 inch hunting knife.

Some of the members of the public were trying to confront the suspect, however, he was edging forwards towards them whilst shouting and making a stabbing motion with the knife.

PC Khan showed no fear and approached the man and sprayed him with incapacitant spray. This took immediate effect and the man dropped to the floor and let go of the knife. Both officers then got hold of the man and handcuffed him, which prevented any injuries to the public.

This incident demonstrated bravery and quick thinking by the two officers who, without regard for their own safety, intervened and took decisive action.

The 39-year-old man who was arrested was charged with affray, criminal damage to a property, and being in the possession of an offensive weapon appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Tuesday 16th May, where he was given a suspended sentence for the incident which took place on 15th December. 
PC Ridsdale was on his first day of independent patrol as a police constable at the time of the incident.

In recognition of their accountability, professionalism and teamwork, Munsif and Steven were awarded a Chief Officer’s Commendation at a recent awards ceremony in front of their family and colleagues.
Today we observed a 2 minute silence for #pckeithpalmer #standforkeith
Congratulations to #PoliceDogs Dexter and Lottie (Durham Constabulary) and Meg (North Yorkshire Police) who all passed their drugs relicensing this week with a Cleveland Police instructor
In July 2015, PC Lorene Haworth was asked to visit a man who was being harassed by a female. The man was vulnerable, living alone and was reluctant to engage with officers.

PC Haworth immediately recognised the man’s vulnerable situation and spent hours gaining his trust and supporting him.

Eventually the victim disclosed the full history of the harassment he had been subjected to. The woman had been demanding money from the victim and threatening to tell #police he had committed serious offences against her if he didn’t give her cash.

As a result of enquiries, statements were also taken from a number of other victims who had also experienced the same demands and #harassment from the woman.

PC Haworth arrested and interviewed the woman, and following the submission of a very complex case file to the Crown Prosecution Service, she later charged the woman with #blackmail and six charges of #stalking.

In May 2016, the woman pleaded guilty at #Teesside Crown Court and two months later she was sentenced to a two year sentence, suspended for two years. PC Haworth immediately liaised with the CPS and sought to appeal this sentence. In September 2016 the Court of Appeal increased the sentence to five years imprisonment.

As a result of PC Haworth’s dedication, a woman who was targeting vulnerable elderly men, over many years, has been prosecuted and has been sentenced accordingly. Most importantly, the victim has stated that he no longer lives in fear.

Lorene was awarded a Chief Constable’s commendation.
Officers commended for saving the life of a woman 
In November 2016, PC Carl Miller and PC Daniel Smythe responded to a report that a distressed and vulnerable 19-year-old woman was on her way to Newport Bridge in #Middlesbrough. 
On arrival at the scene, both officers observed the woman 100 metres away heading towards the river. 
The water was cold and fast moving. PC Smythe used excellent tactical communication to successfully distract the distressed woman, whilst PC Miller managed to jump over the barrier and pull her to safety. 
Still using excellent communications skills, both the officers were able to remove the woman from the river bank to a place of safety, where she was able to access the necessary support through partner agencies. 
Without the officer’s quick thinking tactical communication and physical intervention, which potentially put them in danger, this incident could have easily ended in tragedy. 
In recognition of their selfless actions Carl and Daniel were awarded a Chief Officers Commendation.
#middlesbrough police control room in the 1950s based at the town hall - things have moved on a bit now! #police
Chief Constable Iain Spittal getting ready to celebrate #rednoseday 2017 this Friday alongside pupils from a local school at the recent ground breaking event for our new head quarters building.
A vision for the future; an artists impression of our new headquarters building currently under construction in #hemlington #teesside