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Time for a radical new approach to drugs in the UK

Time for a radical new approach to drugs in the UK

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A RADICAL call for a safer UK drug policy will be published at an international symposium taking place in Durham today. UK drugs policy has failed and is continuing to fail our communities. It does not reduce the harm caused by drugs. That is the clear conclusion which Durham's Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, Ron Hogg, draws in 'Towards a Safer Drug Policy'. Ron said: "I have assessed the impact and...
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Friday 14th July 2017
The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in the North East

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in the North East

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New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to the North East, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £1.01bn in 2015/16.High alcohol consumption is taking its toll on taxpayers and businesses every year through hospital admissions, crime and disorder, sickness, absenteeism and...
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Thursday 13th July 2017
Force set to recruit 80 new police constables

Force set to recruit 80 new police constables

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THE country's top performing police force is looking to recruit new officers – do you have what it takes? Durham Police is set to recruit 80 new police constables, with applications opening at 9.30am tomorrow morning [Thursday, July 13].The deadline for applications is Friday, July 28, or when 1,000 applications are received...
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Wednesday 12th July 2017
Local projects benefit from £150,000 funding

Local projects benefit from £150,000 funding

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LOCAL community groups and voluntary organisations are set to benefit from £150,000, of grant funding across the area. Applications, managed by County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), were submitted before Sunday 29 April this year to Ron Hogg, the Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner's (PCVC's) Community Safety Fund, for projects aiming to reduce crime and improve community safety...
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Tuesday 11th July 2017
Police Launch Clampdown on Drivers Distracted by Mobile Phones

Police Launch Clampdown on Drivers Distracted by Mobile Phones

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A week-long clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones is being launched across Cleveland and Durham on Monday 10 July. During the campaign, extra patrols will be dedicated to identifying and educating those risking their lives and the lives of other innocent road users by using their phones whilst at the wheel. Earlier this year, harsher penalties were introduced which mean that drivers now face...
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Friday 7th July 2017
More services for residents and victims, despite recent funding challenges

More services for residents and victims, despite recent funding challenges

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IMPROVED SERVICES of support, safety and guidance for residents, businesses and victims of crime implemented during 2016-17, have been highlighted in a new report published today.The latest Annual Report by PCVC Ron Hogg sets out for the public how the Police and other partner organisations met the objectives which Ron has set for them. A bespoke new service for victims (VCAS), a Restorative Justice pilot in...
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Wednesday 5th July 2017
New report shows confidence in the Police is on the rise

New report shows confidence in the Police is on the rise

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Confidence in Policing is high in Durham and Darlington, according the latest Performance Report published today by PCVC Ron Hogg.According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, 83% of residents of the Durham Constabulary area have confidence in the Police – the sixth highest in the country – and confidence has risen by 5% over the previous 12 months.The report, which covers the period between...
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Friday 30th June 2017
Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

Drivers urged to give cyclists space in new road safety campaign

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Motorists are being urged to give cyclists more room when overtaking with the launch of a new road safety campaign designed to eradicate 'close pass' drivers. Road Safety GB North East (RSGB NE) is being joined by police, fire officers, and the Police and Crime Commissioners from both Cleveland and Durham, in the regional initiative to help safeguard cyclists and educate road-users about safer overtaking...
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Friday 30th June 2017
Opinion sought about alcohol issues in anonymous local survey

Opinion sought about alcohol issues in anonymous local survey

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Public opinion is being sought in a local survey, to gather residents' views on alcohol consumption.The topical online survey is part of a month-long campaign, led by PCVC Ron Hogg, who is raising awareness of a variety of issues around alcohol consumption. Ron aims to highlight the impact on emergency services, drink driving, health and well-being, young people and retailers...
Date:
Tuesday 27th June 2017
Police and charity partners launch new source of support for road crash victims in the North East

Police and charity partners launch new source of support for road crash victims in the North East

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Road policing officers, Durham PCVC Ron Hogg and Cleveland PCC Barry Coppinger joined families who have lost loved ones on the roads and representatives from RoadPeace North East, at the official launch of the new RoadPeace North East guide at Durham Cathedral....
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Wednesday 21st June 2017
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