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A tough new action plan to rid communities of ASB and ensure offenders are punished swiftly is to get underway across the Durham Constabulary area.
Durham Constabulary’s success in taking millions of pounds of drugs off the streets features in a new national publication.
Commissioner Allen has warned further action is needed by the Government to crackdown on the illegal sale and use of nitrous oxide.
Commissioner Allen and the North East Business Resilience Centre joint fund training event attended by more than 150 college staff.
Commissioner Allen has spoken of her disappointment at the lack of any extra funding for policing in today’s Budget.
Commissioner Allen has made vital progress on her pledge to deliver stronger local policing – welcoming an extra 226 police officers to the streets.
Commissioner Allen has welcomed new Government support to help reduce the pressure of mental health issues on frontline policing services.
PCC has praised the work of Crimestoppers after new data revealed anonymous reports from the force area had surged in the past 12 months.
Commissioner Allen will review Stop and Search as part of her responsibility to maintain public confidence and trust in policing.
PCC has written to health bosses requesting data to help her understand the impact of the drug Nitrous Oxide across County Durham and Darlington.
Commissioner Allen has been invited to join a new national forum to help drive the delivery of drugs reform over the next ten years.
Commissioner Allen has welcomed new rules to ensure public bodies work closer together to tackle the root causes of serious violence.
PCC publishes her Annual Report for a year in which she delivered a stronger policing presence and a reduction in anti-social behaviour.
PCC expresses surprise following DCC’s Planning Committee refusal to have a non-operational concrete communications mast permanently dismantled.
PCC confirms increase on the policing portion of the money people pay towards council tax to protect frontline policing across Force area.
Commissioner Allen is supporting a campaign by the mother of tragic teenager Leah Heyes to toughen the punishment of drug dealers who sell to kids.
A dynamic and interactive safety scheme giving pupils the chance to earn awards for completing crime prevention awareness activities has been unveiled
Commissioner Allen has written to the Home Secretary requesting the urgent publication of new research into the dangers of the drug nitrous oxide.
PCC has expressed disappointment that the Government has overlooked calls to create a new offence of spiking.
Durham PCC has announced joint funding with Unison and the Police Federation to allow for free sanitary products for Durham Constabulary staff.
Contractors working on the Investigative Hub are celebrating a new milestone after boosting the social and economic value of the project beyond £10m.
Durham PCC and Durham Constabulary are looking to jointly appoint members of the public for a scrutiny panel on youth stop and search practices.
Commissioner Allen has expressed her disappointment at the level of government grant to be received to provide policing services in 2023.
Commissioner Allen comments on the findings of a Tees Valley Inclusion Project investigation on ethnic minority victims of sexual abuse failings.
Victims of crime will be able to access help more easily thanks to the launch of two new websites for Community Peer Mentors and VCAS.
The PCC wants to hear from the public on how much they are willing to pay for policing services through their council tax.
Commissioner Allen praises Durham Constabulary for the sweeping progress made against Police and Crime Plan.
Durham Police and Crime Commissioner, Joy Allen, has expressed her disappointment at the Chancellors autumn statement.
A joint campaign leads the way on domestic abuse prevention during the FIFA men’s World Cup.
County Durham and Darlington receive national recognition for improvements to the way victims of crime are supported.
Andrea Petty has been appointed as Chief of Staff of the Durham Police and Crime Commissioners Office, by the Police and Crime Panel.
For Brake Road Safety Week 2022, the PCC is holding roadshows to raise awareness around safer road practices across County Durham and Darlington.
Police and Crime Commissioner announces three years of continuous counselling funding for the Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre.
Driving whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol will be put under the spotlight in the latest public accountability meeting.
PCC's Office, in partnership with Barclays Digital Eagles, begins Digital Champions programme across County Durham and Darlington.
Office of Durham Police and Crime Commissioner been highlighted as a standout organisation for social value, due to its Investigative Hub project.
PCC Joy Allen has welcomed a new report that shows the county is making rapid progress in its fight against rural crime.
Community Peer Mentors scheme was presented with a Queens Award at Auckland Castle, on the same day as the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.
County Durham and Darlington PCC Joy Allen has joined the nation in expressing her sadness at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
Additional funding has been awarded to victims services to go alongside new Front Door referral pathway.
A new safe space has opened in Darlington to provide a haven for those on a night out who feel vulnerable, unwell, or have been a victim of crime.
Determined youngsters from Ferryhill primary schools scoop a prestigious award in honour of their contribution to community safety.
The Front Door, a new single point for referral, has been launched to make access into services easy and stress free for victims of crime.
Today, as part of a national initiative, Neighbourhood Watch will launch their ‘Are you okay?’ campaign.
A support service funded by PCC Joy Allen to help victims of crime is delivering huge improvements to health and wellbeing, new figures show.
Durham Constabulary begins drive for police degree and apprenticeship programmes, as part of pledge to recruit new officers.
Violence and abuse against retail workers will be put under the spotlight in the latest accountability meeting to be hosted by PCC Joy Allen.
Joy Allen has secured funding worth almost £1.5million to crackdown on anti-social behaviour and neighbourhood crime - and boost women’s safety.
Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen has welcomed updated guidance to support the effective use of new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
PCC Joy Allen will scrutinise the work to tackle alcohol-related anti-social behaviour in her next public accountability meeting.
Joy Allen has funded the appointment of Robin Brierley who will chair a new panel to coordinate the response to modern slavery & human trafficking
Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen has extended Durham Constabulary’s Chief Constable Jo Farrell’s contract by three years.
A community mentoring service that has helped more than 1,000 vulnerable people in 4 years has scooped the highest award for volunteering in the UK.
PCC Joy Allen has improved and extended the support for victims of sexual violence with the award of a three-year contract for the provision of ISVAs
PCC Joy Allen has completed her first year in the role. Her focus during this time has been on improving services & support for victims of crime
Public Accountability Meeting- Police Officer Uplift
Public Accountability Meeting 17th March 2022- Police Uplift Programme Meeting Recording - YouTube
PCC Consults Public on Cost of Policing
New specialist posts help PCC strengthen the voice of victims of crime
Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen today unveiled her blueprint for a safer County Durham and Darlington
PCC Joy Allen has announced a preferred company to build Durham Constabulary’s new investigative hub near Spennymoor.
Joy Allen has cautiously welcomed the government’s new ten year drug strategy that was announced on Monday
Durham PCC Joy Allen, is supporting the changes the Home Secretary Priti Patel has agreed to make to the Policing Bill
PCC and Shadow Minister Visit to joint Tri Responders in Stanhope
Today White Ribbon Day marks the beginning of 16 days of action to raise awareness and promote the elimination of violence against women and girls.
Durham PCC welcomes new scrutiny volunteers
Durham PCC welcomes new scrutiny volunteers
Deputy PCC appointed for County Durham and Darlington
Following a report published by PHE Joy Allen demands more needs to done to recognise problem gambling.
Joy Allen says we need to invest in new technologies and work to be more sustainable and efficient ahead of COP26.
Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review
Durham Constabulary is outstanding at tackling organised crime and achieving value for money for the people of County Durham inspectors have found
Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen has pledged her support to Durham Constabulary taking part in a new national scheme
Community Peer Mentor Chloe Hammond wins the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Volunteer Award at the Lord Ferrers Awards.
Next month’s meeting will be on Thursday 24 November and will focus on off-road bikes
PCC Joy Allen welcomes evidenced based recommendations to inform drug policy on Nitrous Oxide
IMPROVED street lighting, e-bikes and a series of education projects are being introduced to make streets safer.
PCC statement following Sarah Everard Murder Court Case
Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen has pledged her support to One Punch Awareness Week which starts today (Monday 20thSeptember).
PCC thanks residents for providing feedback for the new Police and Crime Plan
Today Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims’ Commissioner published findings of a survey which reveals victims are losing faith in the criminal justice system
This week Durham PCC Joy Allen was a keynote speaker at the International Arts and Antiquities Security Forum Conference 2021
New street surveillance cameras and security measures for homes are set to be installed in County Durham and Darlington.
Joy Allen has today (27 August) approved plans for a centralised custody and investigations suite in Spennymoor.
A public consultation has been launched by Darlington Borough Council following a review of Darlington’s Gambling Policy.
Today marks 100 days since Joy Allen took her post as the new Police and Crime Commissioner.
A survey launched for members of the public to share their views about local policing in County Durham and Darlington has been extended.
PCC for Durham has launched a recruitment exercise to appoint an Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and Victims’ champion.
Community Speed Watch receive funding to improve road safety and tackle speeding