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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
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
More than £320k has been secured to tackle domestic abuse following a successful partnership bid to the Home Office.
PCC to hold first public accountability meeting around centralised custody proposal.
PCC responds to HMICFRS report on fraud
PCC Allen states more needs to be done to support those with drug addiction to help them recover and get their life back.
Tackling and preventing anti-social behaviour is a top priority for Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen.
PCC Joy Allen, is today launching a survey for members of the public to share their views about local policing in County Durham and Darlington.
Today the government has published their strategy for tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG).
PCC Joy Allen has spoken at her first Police and Crime Panel meeting today (Monday 19 July).
Darlington will mark the UK’s first ASB Awareness Week with a series of community walkabouts.
APCC announced today which portfolios PCC Joy Allen will serve as Joint and Deputy lead.
PCC Allen is calling for MPs to support amendments which would protect shopworkers to the Police, Crime,Sentencing and Courts Bill.
Earlier this week HMICFRS published a report praising the policing of domestic abuse across England and Wales during the pandemic.
Today (Saturday 19th June), marks the official opening of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in County Durham.
PCC shadows control room to observe demand
PCC praises work of Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers
Last month PCC Joy Allen swore her official oath of office so she could quickly get to grips with tackling the local communities policing priorities.
Durham Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office have been awarded £670,864 from the Home Office to tackle neighbourhood crime and make streets safer.
The ODPCC is looking to recruit several individuals with a variety of experience to become scrutiny panel volunteers.
10 previous clients of the Community Peer Mentor programme in County Durham and Darlington have now become volunteer mentors to help others
Funding boost for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in County Durham and Darlington
Today (Thursday13 May), marks the first day in office for Joy Allen as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington.
Joy Allen has been elected the next Police and Crime Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington.
People wishing to stand as a candidate to become PCC for Durham and Darlington in May's election can take part in a joint online briefing session
Online support sessions will be available from next month for victims of hate crime to ‘drop-in’ virtually and seek advice from specialist officers.
Further security measures have been secured in Horden, including alarm and security cameras for empty properties to be installed by the end of March
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021-2025
Results showed perception to dog theft being high, however out of 124,729 people who responded, 0.3% had their dog stolen.
The Office of the Durham, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner launch their brand-new website today.
People wishing to stand as a candidate for the PCC for County Durham and Darlington in May’s election can take part in an online briefing session
A new interactive resource has been created alongside existing innovative resource booklets to further support vulnerable victims of crime.
A new Independent Complaints Scrutiny Panel has been launched to ensure independence in analysing and reviewing a proportion of public complaint cases
The Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (ODPCVC) is behind MPs campaign looking at sentencing around one punch assaults.
The OPCVC has received a national prestigious award for its commitment to being open and transparent.
The Keeping Hunwick Safe project run by the Hunwick Community, Social and Environmental Group has been awarded £2,500
Organisations providing domestic abuse or sexual violence support services in County Durham and Darlington are urged to apply for additional funding
The Youth Offending Team (YOT) in Darlington has been awarded ‘outstanding’ by HM Inspectorate of Probation.
RSACC is to launch it’s first ever radio advertisement campaign to promote it’s Helpline.
The amount of Council Tax the public pay for the police service, known as the police precept, will increase for 2021-22 by 7% in County Durham
The Together for Safer Communities project, run by ATOMS Education, has been awarded £8,500
Durham Constabulary trauma trained officers are among the first in the country to carry a life-saving drug
Further support provided to victims that are experiencing court delays
The ODPCVC is looking to recruit an Independent Chair of the External Strategic Scrutiny Governance Group.
A new independent scrutiny panel is being launched next week to ensure members of the public have a voice in analysing police procedures
Steve White, Acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner has urged victims not to suffer in silence if they are experiencing domestic abuse
The Durham PCVC is delighted to have been able to provide a share of this funding to the Auckland Youth Community Centre
Plans have been submitted by Durham Constabulary to build a new 48-cell custody and investigations suite.
Enjoying the party season will not be the same this year, but one mother’s message remains consistent.
Proposed Custody Facility in Durham -FAQ's
Additional funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence services in County Durham and Darlington
This year, White Ribbon Day is 25 November 2020 and the 16 Days of Action to end domestic abuse
A scheme to protect hundreds of homes across County Durham and Darlington by reducing burglaries