Saturday 27 October 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer - PW 65 Jean M Peck

Picture21It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer -  PW 65 Jean M PECK.
Jean died unexpectedly in UHND on Sunday 21st October, aged 79 years, having lived in Melbury Court, Durham for some time.
Jean was appointed 02.09.1963 and was stationed at West Hartlepool, Darlington, Peterlee then onto Traffic in 1967. In 1970 she went to Jarrow then onto Chester-le-Street and in 1976 worked Lambton section.
In 1979 Jean went to NECRO returning to Enq/Comms at Chester-le-Street in 1980 for three months.  Jean then moved to the Schools Team(Accident Prevention) in 1981 finishing her service in Control Room in 1985

The forthcoming Police Commissioner Elections

Ron Hogg  has taken the trouble to make direct contact with NARPO and shown commitment by furnishing details of his stance on the new post of Police Commissioner for Durham.  We have published his words for information of all members.

There are three other official candidates for the election on 15th November, 2012 who have not yet made contact albeit they  have an equal right to address our blog if they so wish. We are completely neutral and non- political on this issue. If they are not aware of NARPO then WHY NOT?  it tells its own story as far as I’m concerned.

Our members can get further information on each of the candidates by clicking on this link :

I am not inclined to pursue each candidate directly – if candidates or our members are interested they, have a ready source of reference as outlined above.

Let me make it quite clear that  we are completely open minded and  NOT politically inclined nor showing any preference for any of the candidates

List of Candidates:

Mike Costello : UK Independence Party (Worked for many years at Durham Police H.Q. for many years as head of the IT Unit)

Ron Hogg : Labour ( Ex Deputy Chief Constable Cleveland and ex A.C.C. Durham)

Kingsley Smith : Independent (former Chief Executive Officer of Durham County Council)

Nick Varley : Conservative


Alan S. Watson

Chairman, Durham Branch N.A.R.P.O.

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Letter to NARPO members from Ron Hogg

Ron HoggDear Colleague’s,
It was with a great sense of personal regret that I retired from the Police Service, just over 4 years ago, after 30 years service. It is an emotion that, I know, each of you will be familiar with.
However, I have been provided with the opportunity to once more serve our communities in the role of Police and Crime Commissioner. I have been selected as the Labour Party Candidate for Durham Constabulary. I find the opportunity of being associated once more with the Constabulary truly exciting and I hope that I can persuade you to support me by voting on 15th November.
These are difficult times for the service and I believe that the Commissioner needs a clear understanding of policing and working with communities if they are to be successful.
I attach for your information a brief statement of my commitments and hope that you will choose to support my nomination.
With very best wishes,
Ron Hogg

Election Address – Ron Hogg

As your Police and Crime Commissioner I promise to listen to your needs, seek out the concerns of all and tackle them. I will hold the Service to account on your behalf.
I will resist and make clear the impact of the Government cuts which have already cost 140 officers and 200 police staff.
I will ensure that we maintain neighbourhood policing at current levels and maintain a mix of police officers and PCSOs. We will deliver local policing, working with local people to deliver local solutions.

I will resist the drive for privatisation of your police service, ensuring that policing remains for people and not for profit. In this regard I will seek to develop imaginative solutions to ensure that public services continue to be delivered by public sector employees.
I will work tirelessly to protect all members of our community, but especially the weak and the vulnerable. I will work with the victims and witnesses to crime so that we can improve our service to them. I will tackle domestic violence which makes up one third of all violent crime. I shall ensure that through me our communities have a voice.
I will address known concerns such as anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol related problems, and work with the Police and partners to ensure a coordinated response in tackling and reducing crime.
In short I promise to work with you and to work for you. I have 30 years policing experience working at the highest levels and I know that I can make a difference.

Death of a retired Police Officer - PC 1193 Brian Stabler

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Police Officer 1193, Brian Stabler who died on the 20th October aged 70 years. He leaves a widow Ms Shirley Stabler.
Brian retired from Wear Valley in 1990 after 24 years service, he previously served at Newton Aycliffe, HQ Traffic patrols and Darlington.

Saturday 13 October 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer : Insp. Vic Errington

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Insp. Victor George Errington who died on 10th October 2012 aged 71 years.
Mr Errington joined Durham Constabulary in 1959 having previously been a Police Cadet for 2 years. He retired in 1989 after having served the majority of his service on Traffic Dept.

Thursday 11 October 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Constable Eldred Boothby QPM

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Chief Constable Eldred Boothby QPM who died on 11th October 2012 aged 83 years.
Mr Boothby commenced his Police career in 1949 and severed at Cheshire Constabulary, Surrey Police and Northamptonshire Police before joining Durham Constabulary in 1979 as Chief Constable until his retirement in 1988.

Monday 8 October 2012

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC856 James Edwin Duff

It is with regret that we announce the death of retired Police Officer, PC 856 James Edwin Duff, who sadly passed away on the 3rd October 2012. He leaves a widow Dorothy Duff.
James Edwin Duff retired from HQ in 1983 after 30 years' service. He had previously served at Darlington, Blaydon and Stockton.

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