Victims of crime will be at the heart of the next Police, Crime and Victims’ Plan for County Durham and Darlington.
Ron Hogg, the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, will present the draft new Plan to the Police and Crime Panel at a meeting on Tuesday 19 July. The Plan will set out Ron’s aims and objectives for Durham Constabulary, and the other organisations which have a remit to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and to support victims, over the five years to 2021. When he was re-elected in May, Ron made it clear that addressing the needs of victims of crime and anti-social behaviour would be the key theme of his second term of office.
Ron said ‘It is really important that the Plan reflects the views of local people. After the Panel meeting I will take two months to consult residents on the aims and objectives which I set out in the Plan. I will be talking to as many people as possible at a lot of public meetings right across County Durham and Darlington, and there will also be opportunities on my website for people to tell me what they think about the Plan. Details of the consultation will be available at www.durham-pcc.gov.uk ‘.
Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, Councillor Joy Allen, said ‘The Police, Crime and Victims’ Plan is a very important document for local residents. The Panel’s role is to scrutinise the work of the Commissioner, and we will consider the content of the Plan very seriously on behalf of local people. We will want to be satisfied that the opinions of our communities are reflected’.
The Police and Crime Panel will also be considering Ron Hogg’s Annual Report for 2015/16 at the meeting on 19 July. The Annual Report will describe how Ron’s objectives were delivered over the past year.
Posted on Monday 11th July 2016