Durham's Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner (PCVC) has received a national award for transparency for the fourth year in a row.
The award was made by CoPaCC Chief Executive Bernard Rix at the Police Governance Summit in Northamptonshire, in July, and received on Ron Hogg’s behalf by Jo’anne Connor, Governance Manager.
CoPaCC is an independent organisation which monitors policing governance nationally, to ensure PCCs are accountable to the public and that they publish information about their work.
Ron said: “I am delighted that we have been granted the Transparency Quality Mark. It is important to me that the public are kept informed of the work I do as PCC, and since taking up office I have tried to be as open and transparent as possible.
"As well as providing a range of information on my website, such as key decisions, events, expenses and freedom of information requests, I ensure my office is very active on social media. This provides more opportunities for people to find out other areas of my work, such as local projects, funding opportunities and services to support victims of crime."
Bernard Rix congratulated award winners for “the good and excellent work you do on transparency, and to help others learn from your experience”.
Posted on Thursday 11th July 2019