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Sixth form students pose questions to Durham Commissioner

Ron Hogg with St Johns students

PCC Ron Hogg with Sixth Form Pupils at St John's

Sixth form students pose questions to Durham Commissioner

Ron Hogg, Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), was invited to St John's Secondary School in Bishop Auckland, which took place on Friday.

Sixth form pupils who had expressed an interest in justice and policing had the opportunity to ask Mr Hogg questions about his role as Durham's first PCC.

Mr Hogg gave an overview of his role and what his responsibilities are, including how he holds the police budget, and how he consults the public to determine the policing priorities for County Durham and Darlington, which he holds the Chief Constable to account for delivering.

Pupils also asked Mr Hogg questions to find out about how the police tackle problems such as anti-social behaviour, underage drinking and road safety issues, in particular, speeding.

Mr Hogg said: "I was delighted to receive an invite to St John's. The pupils I spoke to have a genuine interest in serving or improving their community, psychology of crime knowledge or the criminal justice system as a whole.

"The students asked interesting questions on issues concerning young people and I have invited them to join my Community Panels so they can further be involved in my work and be kept up to date on policing and safety related matters."

Mrs Tara Saville, Head of Science said: "This was a great opportunity for students to find out more about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner; they really enjoyed the experience and got a lot out of it."

Posted on Wednesday 5th March 2014
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