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Police, Crime and Victims' Plan

View the Police, Crime and Victims' Plan 2018-2021


The plan sets out the PCVC’s Vision, the outcomes he wishes to achieve, and twelve key priorities which he will focus on over the period to 2021. 

The refreshed plan builds on the foundations of the previous plan, and once again emphasises the role of the PCVC in holding the Constabulary to account.  

The Plan sets the new vision, which is: “County Durham and Darlington are areas where all communities are safe, victims and vulnerable people feel supported, crime and reoffending are low, and people have confidence in policing and the criminal justice system’.  

The plan introduces four ‘outcomes’, replacing the three ‘aims’ in the previous plan. This change emphasises the importance of delivery, in partnership.  It also takes the objectives of the Local Criminal Justice Partnership (LCJP) Plan, and the action plans of the two Community Safety Partnerships and associates them with the new outcomes of the Plan. The new plan therefore represents real co-delivery by a wide partnership of organisations. 

Putting victims first remains the golden thread of the plan, with a stronger emphasis on reducing re-offending. 


To view the Plan click on the image below: 


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Previous versions of the plan are available here: 


If you would like a hard copy hard copy of the Plan, or to receive it in large print, please contact us, either by email at: general.enquiries@durham.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or call: 0191 375 2001



Monitoring the Plan

The PCVC holds monthly meetings with the Chief Constable and his Executive Team so that he can monitor police performance and ask the questions needed to evaluate performance against the objectives set in the Police, Crime and Victims' Plan.

You can view the PCVC's user-friendly Public Performance Report, which he published four times a year. Please visit the Performance page for further details.

Police and Crime Panel

Please visit the Police and Crime Panel page for furher information about their role in approving the PCVC's Police, Crime and Victims' Plan.

The PCVC has also published the correspondence in regards to the development of the Police, Crime and Victims' Plan, which can be viewed on the Police and Crime Panel webpage.


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