PCVC Ron Hogg talks about the key achievements, and financial challenges, during the last financial year...
“Being accountable to the public is important. I use the Annual Report to let the public know how my objectives, based on their priorities, were achieved over the past year.
“2017-18 has been a satisfying and successful year but crime has been rising and there are still challenges ahead. The Force now has 400 fewer officers than in 2010, and there have also been reductions in the number of police staff and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). I will continue to campaign to Government to ensure that we receive a fair funding settlement for County Durham and Darlington.
“Durham Constabulary continues to be the most effective and efficient force in the country, and research shows that local people have greater confidence in the Police than almost anywhere else in the country. They can be confident that when they report a crime or incident, it will be taken seriously.”
To find out about other key achievements, services for victims, projects funded through the Community Safety Fund, and how Ron has scrutinised police performance during 2017-18, click here to view Ron's latest Annual Report.