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Policing the Future


PCC talks about his future plans for Durham

Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner attended a Police Strategy Forum in Manchester earlier this week to talk about his future plans for policing.

The Police Strategy Forum is a meeting place for Police and Crime Commissioners, Chief Constables and Chief Officers along with Heads and Directors of Department from police forces across the UK to share ideas and discuss strategies to help meet the ever changing challenges that PCCs face.

Mr Hogg delivered a presentation on ‘Policing the Future’ which outlined his strategic plans for the area; including how the police would need to tackle and reduce crime, improve partnership working and contribute to an effective criminal justice service in which communities have confidence.

Mr Hogg said:

“The key challenge facing "policing", and I use that term generically to mean that effective policing is wider than the Police Service alone - the key challenge facing us all is how to operate effectively at a time of reduced and reducing resource levels.

Despite being one of the smallest, Durham Constabulary is already a high performing force. I would like to reassure the public that we already have good working relationships in place, crime is below average and we have high detection rates and we will continuously work towards improving the service we provide”.

Mr Hogg also talked about some of the more localised challenges he is facing on a day to day basis and what steps he would take to overcome these, including reducing costs and the demand on services.

Speaking about these challenges, Mr Hogg said:

“As I plan and prepare to meet these challenges I am fortunate to have a constructive and business-like working relationship with the Chief Constable and his team. Together we realise that a vital part of our relationship in delivering services on behalf of our communities is that we need to work closely together optimising the use of our joint resources and ensuring that our strategies seek to ‘future proof’ the Force”.


Posted on Thursday 14th November 2013
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