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Neighbourhood Policing

Durham Constabulary covers the area of County Durham and Darlington Borough, which spans from the Cumbrian boundary in the west, to the North Coast in the east.

The area is situated in the heart of the North East Region and is bordered to the north by Northumberland and Tyne and Wear and North Yorkshire and Tees Valley to the south.

Effective neighbourhood policing is key to achieving Durham Constabulary’s vision:

To deliver excellent policing to inspire confidence in the people we serve by protecting neighbourhoods, tackling criminals and solving problems, around the clock.


There are well established Neighbourhood Policing Teams in each of the 12 sectors. They include a mix of police officers, PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) and special constables, who work alongside a range of staff from other community safety service providers as well as many volunteers.

Neighbourhood Policing Teams are a visible presence within local communities. As well as being out and about in their areas, they attend local resident meetings, hold regular PACT forums and share information via social networking sites.

This means that our local teams have effective dialogue with the people who live and work in each community, which helps them to understand the issues affecting them and work together to bring about lasting solutions. This, in turn, is helping to make County Durham and Darlington a better and safer place.

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Crime and Policing Comparator

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) validates and publishes data, which is submitted by police forces. The Crime and Policing Comparator allows you to compare data on recorded crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB), quality of service, finances and workforce numbers for all police forces in England and Wales.

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