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HMICFRS is consulting on our proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme

Please give us your views by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

Durham Constabulary

Durham Constabulary provides policing services to the areas of County Durham and Darlington. The police force area covers 936 square miles with approximately 15 miles of coastline in the north east of England. Although there are some highly affluent areas, Durham has a high level of poverty. Around 0.6 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. The area includes the city of Durham and the town of Darlington as well as several smaller towns. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Phil Gormley is HMI for Durham
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary is in the Northern region

Contact Phil Gormley (e-mail address)

HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

 

Key facts

Force Area

936 square miles

Population

0.63m people 4% local 10 yr change

Workforce

86% frontline
3.23 per 1000 population
21% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.14 per person
Local 5 year trend

Cost

48p per person per day local

Durham PCC

Ron-Hogg-PCC-DurhamRon Hogg

Durham Constabulary

Chief Constable Jo Farrell, appointed in June 2019

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