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Durham PCC praises hard work of disability advisory group

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Members from all Independent Advisory Groups from the Durham force area

Durham PCC praises hard work of disability group

Ron Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham has discussed his policing plans for tackling Hate Crime and Domestic Abuse with the Disability Independent Advisory Group at a Community Centre meeting in Bowburn.

Members of the group, which is organised by Durham Constabulary, have a range of disabilities and volunteer their time and knowledge to look into various issues and opportunities for people with disabilities across the force area.

At the meeting, which took place on Thursday 2 May, Ron updated members on the recent developments from his two seminars held in Durham and Darlington in April, which were attended by partners from a range of organisations to work together and address Hate Crime and Domestic Abuse related issues.

Praising the group, Ron said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank these individuals for the valuable work and effort that they do for the benefit of our communities, for raising awareness of disability and for being active volunteers in tackling disability related issues on behalf of the public. The work that is being carried out is brilliant and I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Mrs Anne Mumford, Chair of the group, said: “We are all delighted that Mr Hogg gave up his time to come and address the group and that he has made crimes against vulnerable people such a priority. We are a group which represents people with different disabilities and hope that we can work together with Mr Hogg to help him deliver his priorities, which many vulnerable people in our communities will benefit from.”

Posted on Friday 3rd May 2013
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