Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
Barry Coppinger was first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland on 22 November 2012. He was re-elected by the people of Cleveland on 5 May 2016 for a further four years.
He brings to the role a long track record of public service, including wide experience of policing and public protection services. He has served as a local councillor for well over 25 years and has held numerous posts including Executive Member for Public Protection, Chair of a Crime and Disorder Partnership and the Cleveland Joint Emergency Planning Committee, as well as serving as a member of the former Cleveland Police Authority.
He played a central role in introducing Neighbourhood Policing in Cleveland, and has experience of developing a wide range of public protection and anti-crime projects, including the roll-out of ‘Alley Gates’ and the introduction of ‘talking’ CCTV cameras.
Tel: 01642 301623