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Listening to the concerns of local people whilst continuing to work closely with partners

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Close working with partners to support victims, has been highlighted in a new report published this week.

 The Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner’s (PCVC’s) Annual Report enables the public to monitor the progress towards the objectives in the Police, Crime and Victims’ Plan.

 Acting PCVC Steve White said:

“Being accountable to the public is important. Durham Constabulary continues to be  ONE of the most effective and efficient force in the country, after being rated as outstanding for effectiveness and efficiency by Government inspectors for the fourth consecutive year in a row.

 “This success doesn’t mean that the force can sit back, of course. There are more challenges ahead.  A commitment to locally-based neighbourhood policing remains, along with the continued drive to raise important issues with Government including a fair level of funding for the Force.”

 “This year has also seen the appointment of an excellent new Chief Constable in Jo Farrell, I look forward to working with her, ensuring that Durham remains at the top of its game.”

 Other key points raised in the Annual Report include:

 -        The ground breaking Community Peer Mentors have received a prestigious national award, whilst they continue to solve problems for vulnerable. Likewise the innovative Restorative Hub has received an important quality kitemark.

 -        The office has worked closely with Durham County Council to commission a service for victims of domestic abuse, and we are currently working on a parallel service with Darlington Borough Council.

 -        The Hate Crime Action Plan which was launched this year led to the prominent Hate Hurts campaign, which continues to be hugely successful in encouraging victims and witnesses to come forward to report hate crime.


To find out about other key achievements, services for victims, projects funded through the Community Safety Fund, and how Ron, as PCVC has scrutinised police performance during 2018-19, you can view the Annual Report at: https://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Document-Library/Reports/Annual-report-19.pdf or search for Durham PCC on Facebook and Twitter.



Posted on Friday 25th October 2019
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