Guest Blog, Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Theaker

I have watched the national coverage of policing following the shocking murder of Sarah Everard through three different lenses; as a woman and as a woman in policing and, more recently, as a senior woman in policing. Those three lenses have frequently been in conflict and accurately capturing feelings has felt complex which is whyContinue reading “Guest Blog, Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Theaker”

Great leaders plant trees under whose shade they will never sit

Recent weeks at Cleveland Police have been characterised by a series of letters addressed to me as Chief Constable from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service (HMICFRS) detailing our impressive progress. We’ve received a separate letter for each Cause of Concern raised by HMICFRS in their 2019 report and I’m delighted toContinue reading “Great leaders plant trees under whose shade they will never sit”

Exam results time!

It’s that time of year again where school pupils receive their grades for A-Levels and GCSEs in what has been the most challenging of years. It caused me to look back through my own records of (under) achievement! Those of a certain vintage will remember these booklets issued to school pupils in England and Wales.Continue reading “Exam results time!”


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