12 episodes

Join Steve Turner on a compelling journey through the heart of Cleveland with Coffee with the Commissioner. Home to conversations with remarkable individuals who are determined to make a positive difference across the county, fostering change and creating a safer and more inclusive community for all.

Each episode delves into the challenges and triumphs of the people who shape our communities and have a shared vision of improving Cleveland's future.

Coffee with the Commissioner Steve Turner

    • Society & Culture

Join Steve Turner on a compelling journey through the heart of Cleveland with Coffee with the Commissioner. Home to conversations with remarkable individuals who are determined to make a positive difference across the county, fostering change and creating a safer and more inclusive community for all.

Each episode delves into the challenges and triumphs of the people who shape our communities and have a shared vision of improving Cleveland's future.

    Episode Twelve: "Authenticity is contagious"

    Episode Twelve: "Authenticity is contagious"

    In this episode of Coffee with the Commissioner, PCC Steve Turner sits down with guests Joe and Carlus from Project Connect. Join them as they tell the story of how they crossed paths and their shared commitment to positive change. Carlus opens up about his past, his journey to reformation, and the pivotal role that Joe has played throughout his life.
     
    With their extensive background in the criminal justice system, community engagement and youth work, Joe and Carlus highlight the importance of building sustainable organizational frameworks.

    • 27 min
    Episode Eleven: "We've got to keep the momentum"

    Episode Eleven: "We've got to keep the momentum"

    In the latest episode of Coffee with the Commissioner, Steve Turner invites Cleveland Police Chief Constable Mark Webster to share his journey in the force, reflecting on his time at the National Crime Agency and recounting the most intriguing cases he's encountered.
    Mark Webster reveals why he chose Cleveland Police and discusses the remarkable progress the force has made under his leadership. Gain insights into the challenges and successes that have shaped his career, and hear about the hopes he envisions for the future of policing in Cleveland.

    • 24 min
    Episode Ten: Reflecting on 2023

    Episode Ten: Reflecting on 2023

    In this special episode of Coffee with the Commissioner, the tables are turned as Steve Turner steps out from behind the interviewer's desk to share his insights on the incredible year that was 2023. Grab your favourite brew and join us for a reflective conversation as Steve discusses the triumphs and challenges that marked the past 12 months.
    This episode promises to offer a unique perspective as Steve shares his thoughts, reflections, and aspirations for the future.🎧

    • 22 min
    Episode Nine: Hopeful conversations

    Episode Nine: Hopeful conversations

    Join Steve Turner in a heartfelt episode of Coffee with the Commissioner as he sits down with Claire Cantwell, a dedicated counsellor from the Headlight Project. Claire shares the tragic story of Russ Devereux's decision to end his life, highlighting the organization's mission to reduce suicides in the Tees Valley area.
    In this impactful conversation, Claire discusses the Headlight Project's approach, combining therapy for those bereaved by suicide and proactive education. As a former nurse turned counsellor, Claire provides a unique perspective on the importance of open dialogue around suicide.

    • 23 min
    Episode Eight: Navigating the waters of change

    Episode Eight: Navigating the waters of change

    Join Steve Turner as he delves into the world of law enforcement with guest Rob Lynas. Rob's unique perspective as the IT Support Manager for Cleveland Police and a dedicated 16-year Special Constable offers invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of crime prevention and community safety.
    In this episode, Rob shares his wealth of experience, discussing the changes he has witnessed in Cleveland Police. Rob’s passion extends beyond local policing as he delves into his work as co-founder of Tees River Rescue, dedicated to search and rescue operations and comprehensive education and support for users along the 26.7 miles of navigable river. Rob highlights the crucial role community support plays in ensuring river safety.
    Tune in for this episode and listen to Rob navigating the waters of change.🎧

    • 24 min
    Episode Seven: "Just be curious"

    Episode Seven: "Just be curious"

    Join us for a candid and enlightening conversation as Steve Turner and Junior Masandi discuss resilience, cultural enrichment, and the path to a more inclusive society. In this episode, we are joined by Junior Masandi, a Digital Marketing & Comms delivery tutor with an extraordinary background. As a trustee at the Taste of Africa charity, Junior is deeply involved in educating and celebrating black culture and history. He passionately discusses the importance of recognizing and preserving cultural diversity and heritage. Moreover, Junior addresses the opportunities and challenges that black individuals encounter in British society and offers valuable insights into what we can collectively do to create a more inclusive and equitable future.🎧

    • 24 min

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