Survey shows confidence in Cleveland Police

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People on Teesside are mostly happy with local policing, according to an independent survey.

A market research company questioned 1,200 residents from April to September.

It found that 89.7% of them were "very" or "fairly" confident with the force's ability to deal with local problems.

In addition, two thirds (66.9%) of people surveyed thought that the police in their area were doing a "good" or "excellent" job.

Participants were asked a number of questions about living in their local area, accessibility to neighbourhood policing teams, contact with the police, and problems in the local area.

Chief Constable Sean Price said: "The efforts of our officers and staff working for Cleveland Police and our partner organisations have made a real difference.

"I would reassure people that we will do our best to protect front-line services and continue our efforts to improve further confidence in the service we deliver."

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