Our Commands

Here in Durham the work we do is split across six commands.

Our commands are... 

 

Crime and Response

Led by Chief Superintendent Victoria Fuller this command includes our first responders and crime fighters.
 
The police officers responding to 999 and 101 calls work in this command as well as our roads policing, dog support and criminal justice units. 
 
This is our largest command.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Safeguarding and Neighbourhoods

The Safeguarding and Neighbourhood command led by T/Chief Superintendent Adrian Green is the command that looks after our most vulnerable crime victims.

The Neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs you see out and about in the community are part of this command.

Specialist detectives dealing with sexual abuse, domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation are also based in this command.
 
 

Tasking and Coordination


This is the command that provides critical support to operational policing and is headed up by Gillian Routledge.


It includes our media team and call handlers who answer 999 and 101 calls.


The team working in this command are very much supporting the frontline in delivering a first class policing service.

 


Support Services

Headed up by our Assistant Chief Officer Gary Ridley, the Support Services command includes functions like human resources, People Services, estates, finance and I.T.


This command supports the rest of the organisation by offering specialist services from our HQ site.

 

People Services

People Services incorporates Human Resources, Learning and Development,and Professional Standards and Legal Services functions
 
It is led by T/Ch Supt Christopher Curtis.
 
Business Innovation Department
 
This is the command responsible for implementing and managing change programmes across the force and is led by T/Chief Superintendent Jonathan Blackwell.
 
The people working in this command work on understanding how the demand placed upon the police is changing and how the force should respond to change in the most cost effective way possible.
 
This team also looks are problem solving and planning for the future.

 

Professional Standards and Legal Services (PS&LS)


This department deals with all complaints and ensures of integrity across the force.


Legal advice and expertise is also available and it is the responsibility of officers in PS&LS to link in the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) if necessary.


The disclosure and information compliance units can also be found in this command.

It is led by Superintendent Victoria Fuller. 

 

Strategic Demand Management and Harm Reduction

This is the command responsible for implementing and managing change programmes across the force and is led by Chief Superintendent Jane Spraggon.

The people working in this command work on understanding how the demand placed upon the police is changing and how the force should respond to change in the most cost effective way possible.

This team also looks are problem solving and planning for the future.