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A better deal for rural communities

A better deal for rural communities

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RURAL COMMUNITIES have seen enhanced policing during the last year, and this is set to continue, according to a new Statement published today. A new Rural Policing Statement 'One Year On' highlights the additional resources that have been implemented over the last 12 months to address rural concerns, and as well as setting out plans for the future. The Statement explains how the concerns of residents...
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Friday 24th March 2017
Police have praised drivers for listening to their messages  during a week-long mobile phone campaign

Police have praised drivers for listening to their messages during a week-long mobile phone campaign

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Officers from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit (CDSOU) issued a total of 46 fixed penalty notices for mobile phone use while driving, in a campaign which started on Wednesday 1st March. The week of action coincided with new legislation that sees anyone caught using their mobile phone at the wheel issued with a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.The new legislation could have...
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Thursday 23rd March 2017
Seatbelts Save Lives

Seatbelts Save Lives

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Roads policing officers across Cleveland and Durham are supporting a national week-long seatbelt campaign launching this week.During the campaign, officers will stop vehicles where drivers or passengers are not wearing their seatbelts, as part of the work carried out by TISPOL, the European traffic police network.Legislation states that drivers are responsible for ensuring that suitable safety restraints...
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Tuesday 14th March 2017
Ron published his latest magazine HoggWatch

Ron published his latest magazine HoggWatch

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THE SPRING EDITION of HoggWatch magazine has been published earlier today, by Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington.The magazine, which is published quarterly, is the second of its kind in the new format. Featuring a competition in this edition, other magazine highlights include...
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Monday 13th March 2017
Wolsingham School leads the way with Police Cadet scheme

Wolsingham School leads the way with Police Cadet scheme

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THE FIRST EVER Police Cadets scheme within a County Durham school has begun, following the launch event at a local school yesterday. The scheme is open to any young person who is a pupil of Wolsingham School, and will involve them in an action-packed program of education workshops, community support and help, and outward bound activities...
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Monday 13th March 2017
The fall in anti-social behaviour in Durham and Darlington continues

The fall in anti-social behaviour in Durham and Darlington continues

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Recorded incidences of anti-social behaviour dropped by 16 per cent across County Durham and Darlington over the past year according to a new report published today.In his latest Public Performance Report, Ron Hogg, the Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington announced that there were reductions in anti-social behaviour in every part of the Constabulary's area. The largest...
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Thursday 9th March 2017
Applications open for £150,000 Community Safety Fund

Applications open for £150,000 Community Safety Fund

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COMMUNITY GROUPS and voluntary sector organisations have the opportunity to apply for a grant, thanks to a Community Safety Fund launched earlier today. Funding is available for projects and initiatives across County Durham and Darlington that help to keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence...
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Tuesday 7th March 2017
Drug policy: Statement from Ron Hogg

Drug policy: Statement from Ron Hogg

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Ron Hogg, said: "I have asked our local public health departments to suggest a series of options which would enable us to introduce Heroin Assisted Treatment in the Durham area."The aim would be to enable people who have become addicted to heroin to follow a programme that would stabilise their addiction in a controlled environment, and reduce their dependency on heroin until they stop taking it...
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Monday 6th March 2017
Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove meets local victims of crime

Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove meets local victims of crime

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THE VICTIMS' Commissioner was invited by Ron Hogg, Durham Police, Crime and Victsims' Commissioner to meet local victims of crime and service providers which support victims.Baroness Newlove was speaking today after meeting with victims during a visit to Durham Police headquarters, where she said Durham Police needs to...
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Monday 6th March 2017
Ron Hogg's letter to The Guardian

Ron Hogg's letter to The Guardian

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Dear Editor, Yesterday's report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary registered a number of concerns about the Police's ability to cope with demand. I am delighted, of course, that Durham Constabulary was rated 'outstanding' - the best force in the country. But the Government's claim that local police forces have had their funding protected is simply not true. As a result...
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Friday 3rd March 2017
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