Since 2010 the Conservative Government has slashed police budgets and Durham Constabulary has lost 492 officers as a result. I was born and raised in County Durham and my priority is to stand up for our communities, putting police back on the street and tackling the issues that matter to you.
I’m the only candidate for Durham Police and Crime Commissioner who has over 20 years’ experience of tackling crime and disorder. I have worked for the Army, Fire, Police, Emergency Planning College and local authorities across County Durham and the Tees Valley.
Engaging with communities will be central to my approach as your Police and Crime Commissioner. I recently carried out a survey to find out what your priorities are and you told me; anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, speeding, vandalism and burglary were your top crime priorities. Please go to my website to find out more or get in touch with your views: www.joy4durhampcc.com