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Durham Constabulary plays its part in national policing

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Durham Constabulary plays its part in national policing!

Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, endorses Durham Constabulary’s contribution to the Strategic Policing Requirement.

The Strategic Policing Requirement, issued by the Home Secretary, sets out the expectations of each police force in England and Wales, to deliver against national threats. Police and crime commissioners are required to plan effectively for policing challenges that go beyond their force boundaries in tackling issues such as organised crime, terrorism, large scale public order and cyber-crime.

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) is assessing the arrangements that police forces have in place to meet the Strategic Policing Requirement. This is being conducted by a range of formal inspections and force self-assessments against the capacity and capabilities, which have been outlined by the Government, as a minimum standard for each police force.

Although Durham Constabulary was not visited as part of the inspection, Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, has today submitted a formal response to the HMIC inspection report, outlining the measures and resources that are in place to enable it to provide an effective contribution to the challenges faced in policing at a national level.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg says:

“We are committed to being able to deliver against the Strategic Policing Requirement. It is an integral element of the force’s strategic plan and I am confident that Durham Constabulary will continue to provide an excellent level of service to the policing issues affecting England and Wales, both today and in the future. Our response to the assessment demonstrates that we are well placed to meet the standards set out in the Strategic Policing Requirement.

“We will continue to provide this national support alongside delivery of local policing services, ensuring that County Durham and Darlington remain one of the safest places in the country to live, work and visit.”

Posted on Wednesday 14th May 2014
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