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Effective Partnerships

Within the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner's Office we work in partnership with various organisations and charities to achieve our goals.

Working With Partners

Partnership working is at the heart of everything the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) does.  

No single organisation can tackle the complex problems in our society or meet the community safety challenges we all face.  It is only by working together that we will be able to achieve the shared vision and deliver on the priorities in the Police and Crime Plan.

There is a strong history of partnership working across County Durham and Darlington with a range of partnerships including local authorities, all emergency services, criminal justice partners, health services and voluntary and community sector organisations,which has led to many positive outcomes for communities.  

The PCC works closely with both Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council through their Local Strategic Partnerships, Community Safety Partnerships and Health and Wellbeing Boards to ensure the Police and Crime Plan priorities are.

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Both Local Authority Areas within the Constabulary area have an overall partnership which is underpinned by a series of thematic partnerships including, Community Safety Partnerships (The Safe Durham Partnership and Darlington Community Safety Partnership).

Effective partnership working has led to positive outcomes for the communities of County Durham and Darlington as these areas continue to be among the safest places to live and work in the UK.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will work with a variety of partners in both the public and voluntary and Community Sectors.

The key partners include:

Many areas of policing and crime cannot be tacked by a single agency, for example, anti-social behaviour, as they need a coordinated approach from a variety of partners to ensure that effective and efficient solutions can be found to tackle these problems.

  • Community Safety Partnerships - Darlington Community Safety Partnership and Safe Durham Partnership)
  • Drug and Alcohol Action Teams (DAAT) - (Darlington DAAT and Durham DAAT)
  • Youth Offending Service (YOS) (County Durham YOS and Darlington YOS)
  • The Probation Service
  • Strategic Partnerships (Darlington Partnership and County Durham Partnership)
  • Local Criminal Justice Boards

Plus many others including voluntary and community sector organisations.

Relationship With Other Bodies

Please see below a diagram that outlines the relationship we have with our partners.

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