Senior civil servant at Westminster earns role at Durham's Police and Crime Commissioner office

Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg has welcomed the appointment of a new chief of staff

Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg has welcomed the appointment of a new chief of staff

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A SENIOR civil servant has been appointed as the new chief of staff for the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Alan Reiss, 34, was given the role after the Durham Police and Crime Panel agreed in late April to support his appointment following interviews earlier in the month.

Mr Reiss is currently working as the deputy director of strategy at the Department for Education in Westminster and will officially take up his new role in the summer.

Durham PCC Ron Hogg said: "I am confident that he will make an excellent chief of staff and will fit in well in terms of helping make Durham and Darlington a safer place to live and work.”

Mr Reiss succeeds Lesley Davies who has retired.

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4:03pm Tue 6 May 14

settheworldonfire says...

This crime commissioner is a waste of space....We have reported drug dealers at Laurel Gardens Crook Co. Durham loads of times and nothing has been done about it for over a year now.....Drug dealing is happening every day from the address...It looks like the blight on our community will keep on happening until we local residents sort it out ourselves....
I do not believe in vigilantes, however is this the way it has to go?
The police do not seem to care anymore.....
This crime commissioner is a waste of space....We have reported drug dealers at Laurel Gardens Crook Co. Durham loads of times and nothing has been done about it for over a year now.....Drug dealing is happening every day from the address...It looks like the blight on our community will keep on happening until we local residents sort it out ourselves.... I do not believe in vigilantes, however is this the way it has to go? The police do not seem to care anymore..... settheworldonfire
  • Score: 5

4:35pm Tue 6 May 14

Homshaw1 says...

I don't know about drug dealers in Crook but from recent dealings I do find the performance of the Police to be very poor in bringing offenders to justice.
I don't know about drug dealers in Crook but from recent dealings I do find the performance of the Police to be very poor in bringing offenders to justice. Homshaw1
  • Score: 6

5:29pm Tue 6 May 14

stevegg says...

Another recruit on the expanding gravy train.
Another recruit on the expanding gravy train. stevegg
  • Score: 11

5:36pm Tue 6 May 14

Got Ya says...

I wonder if Lesley Davies got a second fat cat pension when she retired from this job, on top of the one she got from Durham County Council?
I wonder if Lesley Davies got a second fat cat pension when she retired from this job, on top of the one she got from Durham County Council? Got Ya
  • Score: 8

6:45pm Tue 6 May 14

NOTODDEN says...

Nice little earner this one - this job was advertised at " circa £70k ". This could have paid for a couple of beat officers in the county
Nice little earner this one - this job was advertised at " circa £70k ". This could have paid for a couple of beat officers in the county NOTODDEN
  • Score: 11

6:50pm Tue 6 May 14

Ron Carter-Bonsteel says...

Cleveland police in the headlines again what does it take for this force to be disbanded. Feel there is more to come out about this force. Feel really sorry for the good police officers in Cleveland very poor management of a very poor force. Time for a change me thinks?
Cleveland police in the headlines again what does it take for this force to be disbanded. Feel there is more to come out about this force. Feel really sorry for the good police officers in Cleveland very poor management of a very poor force. Time for a change me thinks? Ron Carter-Bonsteel
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Tue 6 May 14

oliviaden6 says...

It goes on and on and on, another nose in the trough of this expanding empire, it will soon have more staff and perks than the POLICE. Stop it now get rid of them all and put the money into the Police forces.
It goes on and on and on, another nose in the trough of this expanding empire, it will soon have more staff and perks than the POLICE. Stop it now get rid of them all and put the money into the Police forces. oliviaden6
  • Score: 6

7:53pm Tue 6 May 14

Chippy70 says...

I dont even know the name of ours and certainly have NOT noticed any difference apart from the odd time we used to have a couple of coppers walk along our street and were always willing to spend the time of day with a bit local chat... They heve been long gone now. They were probably sacked so that their salary could go towards the commisioners big fat pay check.
I dont even know the name of ours and certainly have NOT noticed any difference apart from the odd time we used to have a couple of coppers walk along our street and were always willing to spend the time of day with a bit local chat... They heve been long gone now. They were probably sacked so that their salary could go towards the commisioners big fat pay check. Chippy70
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Tue 6 May 14

stevegg says...

The public want more police officers on the streets not overpaid pen pushers sitting behind a desk trying to justify their huge overinflated salary which could pay for the equivilant of 3 more police officers. The old boy network at its best.
The public want more police officers on the streets not overpaid pen pushers sitting behind a desk trying to justify their huge overinflated salary which could pay for the equivilant of 3 more police officers. The old boy network at its best. stevegg
  • Score: 6

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