The Role Of The PCC
PCCs (Police and Crime Commissioners) are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, thus making the police answerable to the communities they serve. PCCs ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible and are improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust.
They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
PCC’s were introduced by the Government through the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (2011), Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will be expected to cut crime and deliver effective and efficient policing.
Our current PCC is Joy Allen. Please click on the links below for further information.
Police and Crime Plan
The Police and Crime Plan for 2021-24 was published on the 16th of December 2021. You can read the full Police and Crime Plan here.
The draft version of the plan was approved by the Police and Crime Panel by PCC Joy Allen on the 19th of July 2021. The Police and Crime Plan sets out the PCC’s Vision, the outcomes they wish to achieve, along with six key priority areas which will be the focus over the life of the plan. The PCC has reached out to the communities in the Durham Police area in her first six months of office to understand exactly what areas of crime and safety matter most to them and impact on their quality of life.
The results have enabled Mrs Allen to develop a robust three-year action plan to help improve life for local people, reduce their risk and fear of crime, increase their confidence in reporting crime and target policing resources where they matter most. Building on a hugely successful first six months, the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan outlines six key priorities:
- Safer Business
- Safer Communities
- Safer Online
- Safer People
- Safer Roads
- Safer Countryside
The results have enabled Mrs Allen to develop a robust three-year action plan to help improve life for local people, reduce their risk and fear of crime, increase their confidence in reporting crime and target policing resources where they matter most.