Collaborations

This page provides details of every collaboration that has been undertaken by the Durham Police and Crime Commissioners Office.

The Police and Crime Commissioner and/or on behalf of Durham Constabulary have entered into a number of collaborative agreements since November 2012.

Where appropriate, and for security details, a copy of the contract may not be published, however brief details about the benefits of the contract will be provided.

A current example of collaboration with partners is the Evolve programme. Evolve is a three-way collaboration with Durham Constabulary, Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police. Through the programme, each of the police services are exploring ways to work together across organisational boundaries, in order to increase operational resilience, improve services for communities and achieve financial savings.

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Collaboration Agreements

2021
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2020
Date:
16/7/20
Title:
Secondment
Who:
Police and Crime Commissioners for Durham and Cleveland
Details
Support provided by way of a Secondment
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Date:
17/1/20
Title:
Modern Slavery
Who:
UK Police Forces and UK PCCs
Details
Modern Slavery Police transformation programme
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2019
Date:
23/4/19
Title:
Eurofins Provision
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham
Details
Eurofins Provision for Forensic Science Services
Supporting Information (if applicable):
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Date:
28/3/19
Title:
Digital Forensics
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Details
Counter Terrorism (CT) Borders Collaboration Memo of Understanding Variation to Digitial Forensics
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Date:
14/1/19
Title:
Fingerprint bureau
Who:
olice & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner for Durham, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary
Details
Variations to Durham Constabulary Fingerprint Bureau SLA with Cleveland Police
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2018
Date:
22/11/18
Title:
Regional Dedicated Source Unit
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner for Durham, Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary & Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police, Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police, Chief Constable for Humberside Police, Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police with the DSU.
Details:
Collaboration agreement for legal services across the Evolve Programme October 2018 –Regional Dedicated Source Unit (“DSU”)
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Date:
14/11/18
Title:
Dog Support Unit
Who:
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Durham, Police and Crime Commissioner of North Yorkshire, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chie Constable of Durham Constabulary, Chief Constable of North Yorkshire
Details:
Variation of the Collaboration Agreement for the provision of a collaborative Dogs Support Unit (DSU)
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Date:
12/11/18
Title:
National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, the National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit and the National Wildlife Services
Who:
Collaboration Agreement relating to National Vehicle Crime (NAVCIS), the National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit (NPFDU) and the National Wildlife and Crime Unit (NWCU)
Details:
Following the Parker Review, a number of national policing functions have been embodied in national collaboration agreements to ensure their continuity in a formalised manner. In this particular instance, 3 of those functions – the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, the National Police Freedom of Information and Data Protection Unit and the National Wildlife Service – are to be formalised in a single collaboration agreement.
Supporting Information:
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Date:
17/9/18
Title:
Evolve - Legal Services
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Police Crime & Victims’ Commissioner for Durham, Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary and the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police - Evolve Programme - Collaboration Agreement for Legal Services
Details:
Collaborative legal agreement to absorb and replace current legal services functions within police forces, ensure that capacity is available to meet the legal services needs of the Chief Constables (i.e. the Police Forces) as well as Police and Crime Commissioners and their offices, and reduce costs to the public purse by making specialist skills available across several forces.
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Date:
19/4/18
Title:
Modern Slavery Programme
Who:
UK Police Forces, UK PCCs, The NCA, UK Border Force, Immigration Enforcement, Gangmasters and Labour abuse Authority, HMRC, College of Policing and British Transport Police.
Details:
Forces nationally are asked to sign a s.22 collaboration agreement to support a programme of further development of the modern slavery agenda taking forward recommendations made in a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. There are no legal, financial or operational issues in relation to the agreement.
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Date:
10/4/18
Title:
North East Regional Sub-functional Collaboration Agreement regarding Digital Forensics
Who:
North East Regional Sub-functional Collaboration Agreement regarding Digital Forensics
Details:
Further to the North East forces regional collaboration agreement, those forces are now asked to sign a further sub-functional agreement in relation to Digital Forensics for the purposes of ISO accreditation. There are no legal, financial or operational issues in relation to the agreement.
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2017
Date:
8/8/17
Title:
Support for Criminal Justice Collaboration
Who:
Police and Crime Commissioners for Durham and Cleveland
Details
The Commissioners wish to enter into a Collaboration Agreement pursuant to Section 22A Police Act 1996 ("the 1996 Act") for the establishment of two posts to support the delivery of their objectives concerning the local criminal justice system, working with agencies of the Local Criminal Justice Board ("LCJB") serving the policing areas of Cleveland and Durham.
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Date:
26/6/17
Title:
Strategically Aligned Forensic Service
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham and Northumbria
Details
A collaboration agreement between Durham and Northumbria for joint forensic service facilities based within Durham premises.
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Date:
16/3/17
Title:
National Ballistics Intelligence Service) Collaboration Agreement
Who:
UK Police Forces & National crime Agency
Details
Establishment of the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (“NABIS”)
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Date:
2/2/17
Title:
Covert Human Intelligence Sources
Who:
UK Police forces
Details
Creating a collaborative unit for the purpose of the authorisation of CHIS (Covert Human Intelligence Sources)
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2016
Date:
7/11/16
Title:
Director for legal services serving the evolve force areas
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
Details
Evolve Programme - Collaboration Agreement for the Provision of a Director of Collaborative Legal Services.
Supporting Information:
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Date:
22/7/16
Title:
Provision of a Dog Support Unit serving the evolve force area
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
Details
The parties wish to enter into a Collaboration Agreement in pursuant of Section 22A of the Police Act 1996 for the provision of a Dog Support Unit (DSU) serving the Evolve Force Areas.
Supporting Information:
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Date:
13/4/16
Title:
NPCC North East region
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Details
A number and variety of collaborative arrangements for the delivery of policing services are already in place nationally and across the NPCC NE Region. On behalf of the Region, as part of responsibilities under an agreed lead force model, North Yorkshire Police has undertaken a review of the two services of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) aspect of the wider Civil Contingencies response (note: some are listed individually, above).
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Date:
1/4/16
Title:
Servicing of Motorcycles and OCU Vehicles
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables of Durham and Cleveland.
Details
The Parties wish to place the existing arrangements regarding servicing of motorcyles and OCU vehicles that are currently contained in a service level agreement, into a formal collaboration agreement.
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2015
Date:
10/12/15
Title:
Provision of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Function
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Details
A number and variety of collaborative arrangements for the delivery of policing services are already in place nationally and across the NPCC NE Region. On behalf of the Region, as part of responsibilities under an agreed “lead force” model, North Yorkshire Police has undertaken a review of the two services of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) aspect of the wider Civil Contingencies response. From this review, outline business cases for these service responses have been formally approved by the Region’s Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners including the recommendation:
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Date:
27/11/15
Title:
Shared Scientific Support Services Agreement
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables between Durham and Northumbria.
Details
The force has entered into a formal collaboration agreement to share the Durham Constabulary scientific support laboratory and facilities which are ISO accredited, to enable Northumbria Police to provide a fingerprint enhancement service which will meet national quality standards for the foreseeable future.
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Date:
12/11/15
Title:
Cleveland and Durham Special Operations Unit
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables between Cleveland and Durham.
Details
Establish a single unit that encompasses both firearms operations and training, together with road policing, both in area and district, and strategic road policing including collision investigation, traffic management and safety cameras.
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Date:
18/9/15
Title:
Provision of Armed Police from the Civil Nuclear Authority
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland, Humberside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
Details
All Home Office Police Forces have been requested to enter into a formal collaboration agreement with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC). The CNC is an armed police service responsible for the protection of civil nuclear material at sites across the UK. Their officers have the full powers of a Constable at licensed sites and 5 kilometres beyond the boundary and anywhere whilst escorting nuclear material. The purpose of the Section 22A collaboration Agreement is to provide a lawful basis for the CNC to assist Home Office Police Forces when authorised to do so, as a simple alternative to the Energy Act 2004.
Supporting Information:
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Date:
20/4/15
Title:
EVOLVE
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
Details
The parties are agreed that working together serves efficiency and effectiveness in accordance with the law.
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2014
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2013
Date:
1/10/13
Title:
NERSOU
Who:
Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables for Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria.
Details
The objective of the arrangement is to provide additional capacity and capability across the region to tackle serious and organised crime. The agreement was varied in April 2015 to incorporate additional regional functions. Please note: A copy of this collaboration agreement is not available online on the grounds that publication could reveal – and therefore undermine the effectiveness of- operational tactics. In order to comply with the publication requirements under Section 23e of the Police Act 1996.
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