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New police vehicle is a boost for rural communities

New rural policing vehicle

Image: New rural policing vehicle - group photo

A new Police vehicle has been purchased for use in the rural areas of County Durham and Darlington.

The tough four-wheel drive Ford Kuga adds valuable extra capacity for the Police Officers who combat crime on a daily basis in the deeply rural parts of the Durham Constabulary area.

Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary, Dale Checksfield, said “I am delighted that Mr Hogg has provided funds for this excellent new vehicle. Our volunteer Special Constables are very dedicated and this vehicle will really help them to cross challenging terrain in unpleasant weather”.

Chief Inspector Sue Robinson added “Durham Constabulary is strongly committed to protecting rural communities, where crimes tend to be different to those in urban settings. Strong, versatile vehicles are important tools to help us tackle crime on farms and in the countryside”.

Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Ron Hogg, said “Addressing crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities continues to be a priority for me. I have been highlighting the importance to the Constabulary of rural matters on social media, and on several visits to Teesdale and Weardale throughout September. This new vehicle, and the recent opening of the quad-station at Barnard Castle, are important factors in delivering for residents of the most rural parts of the Durham Constabulary area.”

-ENDS

Present in the picture are:

  • Special Constable Ross Moralee
  • PCSO Steve Dolby
  • Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Ron Hogg
  • Sue Proudfoot
  • Linda Heaviside
Posted on Friday 29th September 2017
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