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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
PCC to hold first public accountability meeting around centralised custody proposal.
More than £320k has been secured to tackle domestic abuse following a successful partnership bid to the Home Office.
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 praises work of Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers
PCC shadows control room to observe demand
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
Seven PCC's and their respective Chief Constables have each worked together to develop a Modern Slavery Transparency in Supply Chains Statement.
Funding is available for projects and initiatives, which help to keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence.
Funding lifeline given to service for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse
Success for County Durham and Darlington as they secure winning bidsto the £25 million Safer Streets Fund
Statement from Acting PCVC Mr Steve White on force report in relation to Mr Dominic Cummings
Steve White, Acting Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner update
PCVC Steve White has agreed with the Chief Constable an amendment to the ‘Work Plan
PCVC uses innovative online technology to understand the views of the community
PCVC welcomes funding for victim service providers
Resources for victims now available
Intermediaries for Justice resource packs available
The amount of Council Tax the public pay for the police service, known as the police precept, will increase for 2020-21 by 5%
PCVC proposes to increase Police element of Council tax to maintain services
The food bank has been running for 8 years and every year it is in more demand and every year brings new challenges.
Pioneering harm reduction drug safety testing service available in Durham
Plans to use Naloxone in custody suites, as drug deaths rise again
Mental health Trust joins forces with local police
The government's approach to tackling drugs has failed
Time for a radical new approach to drugs in the uk
The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in the north east
North East PCCs Call On Government To Consider Wider Implications of alcohol consumption
Innovative advocacy service to support victims with mental health needs
North East PCC's call for a parliamentary debate about reducing alcohol consumption
North East PCC's show strong support for victims of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption
Police and mental health trust work together to support vulnerable people
Victims with poor mental health to benefit from pioneering additional support