Durham Police and Crime Commissioner: the story so far
Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), has published his first Annual Report outlining his key activities and achievements during his first four months in Office.
The report, which has been launched as a joint publication with Durham Constabulary, provides information to the public and partners on policing activity during 2011-12. Mr Hogg’s section of the report covers his first four months in office, from November 2012 to March 2013, whereas the force’s section of the Annual Report covers policing activity and performance throughout the year from April 2012 to March 2013.
Mr Hogg commented: “Being accountable to the public is important and the Annual Report is a mechanism which can help me to do this and let the public know what I have been doing to take forward my policing vision during the first few months.
“This included attending a large number of community meetings, undertaking public consultation to establish the policing priorities for the force area, as well as a host of other activities including rural crime and activities aimed at reducing the impact of domestic abuse and hate crime for victims, two of my personal priorities.
“The report shows that police performance during 2012/13 was extremely impressive, showing a reduction in crime of almost 15%. Whilst my aim is to maintain and if possible improve that performance still further, continuing Government cuts will make this increasingly difficult. I will be working hard with the Constabulary and all partners to maintain the highest quality of service to you all.”
Chief Constable Mike Barton said: “Victims of crime and anti-social behaviour are telling us that they are more and more satisfied with our service – and that’s got to be good news.
“We have still some way to go to ensure we make the force area an organised crime free zone – but we’ve got the organised crime families on the run and we’re going to keep up the pressure until they stop their criminal behaviour or we put them behind bars.”
The Annual Report can be viewed on the PCC’s website at: www.durham-pcc.gov.uk, and on Durham Constabulary’s website: www.durham.police.uk. For further information, please call 03000 264632 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Thursday 25th July 2013