Chief Officer Contact with the Media

​Durham Constabulary’s Executive Team have had the following contact with the press:

Date

Exec Member

Contact with ​

Topic​

20th June​ 2016

Gary Ridley (ACO)​

Star Radio ​

Recruitment campaign​

23rd June 2016  ​

Steve Watson (DCC)​

BBC 

Caught Red Handed​​, Darlington.

6th July 2016 ​

Mike Barton (CC) 

The Northern Echo 

Launch of Mittens the cat​

19th July 2016​

Mike Barton (CC)​

Star Radio ​

Chief’s Diaries​

19th July​ 2016

Mike Barton (CC) ​

The Mirror​

National portfolio, head of crime​

20th July 2016​

Mike Barton (CC)​

The Northern Echo​, The Chronicle, Metro Radio

Get Safe Online event Durham City ​

4th August 2016 ​

Mike Barton (CC)​

BBC Tees  ​

Terrorism, armed cops and security ​

31st August 2016​

Mike Barton ​(CC)

Brinkworth Films​

Detectives documentary​

20th September 2016

Mike Barton ​(CC)

Shiver TV​

The Chief documentary​

28th September​ 2016

Mike Barton ​(CC)

Northern Echo​

Introduction to new editor​

​23rd October 2016

​Mike Barton ​(CC)

​BBC Breakfast

​Emergency Services Week

30th September 2016

​Mike Barton ​(CC)

​Radio 4

​Chief's national portfolio about gangs nationally and what we are doing to tackle issue

​8th December 2016

​Mike Barton ​(CC)

​BBC Breakfast

​Changing Crime Types

​​16th February 2017

Gary Ridley  ​(ACO)

​Look North

HQ Mast

1st March 2017

​Mike Barton ​(CC)

​​Sky News, Tyne Tees and Made in Tyne and Wear

​HMIC Effectiveness

2nd March 2017​

Jo Farrell (DCC)

​​Sky News, Tyne Tees and Made in Tyne and Wear

​ HMIC Effectiveness

3rd March 2017

Mick Barton

(CC)

BBC Newcastle, BBC Tees, Global Radio, Metro Radio

HMIC Effectiveness

10th March 2017​​

​Dave Orford (ACC)

​Police Professional

​"What is being done at a national
level to level out the ‘postcode lottery’ described by BASC"

12th June 2017

Mike Barton

(CC)

BBC Breakfast

Comments on Stop and Search

30th June 2017

Mike Barton

(CC)

The Times

Current climate within policing

14th July 2017

Mike Barton

(CC)

Mail on Sunday

Checkpoint

24th July 2017

Mike Barton

(CC)

The Telegraph, The Times, Police Oracle, The Sun, Press Association, Sky, Daily Mail, BBC, NPCC

Spoke to National Crime Writers’ Association on cybercrime as part of role as lead on crime for the NPCC

25th July 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

BBC Tees

Interview on cybercrime following National Crime Writers’ Association meeting

27th July 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

The Times

Open letter to social media companies

31st August 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

The Mirror

Interview on Chief’s approach in Durham

2nd September 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

BBC Breakfast

Paper review

18th September 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

BBC 5Live

MP safety (arranged by NPCC)

23rd October 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

PassW0rd Radio

Internet of things

23rd October 2017

Mike Barton (CC)

Northern Echo

Column covering a number of subjects

27th November  2017

Mike Barton (CC)

BBC 5Live

Interview with Adrian Chiles on Checkpoint

13th January 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

BBC Breakfast

Paper review

16th January 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

72 Films

Taster film on Durham’s approach to policing

7th February 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

Mail on Sunday

Article on force cannabis policy

26th February 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

Sunday Herald and Sunday Post

Statement on Police Scotland investigation

21st March 2018

Jo Farrell (DCC)

BBC 5Live, BBC Tees, Tyne Tees, Metro Radio

PEEL report – outstanding result

4th April 2018

Gary Ridley (ACO)

BBC Tees

Gender pay gap

5th April 2018

Dave Orford (ACC)

ITV Tyne Tees

Menin Gate Remembrance visit

13th April 2018

Dave Orford (ACC)

Northern Echo in attendance

Speaking at Durham University engagement event

23rd April 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

The Times

Interview around Durham being most outstanding force in the UK

26th April 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

BBC Click

AI in custody decisions

10th May 2018

Mike Barton (CC)

Minnow Films

Neighbourhood policing documentary

31st May 2018

 

Mike Barton

(CC)

Tour of Derwentside

Tour of Derwentside

18th June 2018

Jo Farrell

(DCC)

BBC

Crime solvability Interview

22nd June 2018

Mike Barton

(CC)

Mail on Sunday

Article on facial recognition

10th September 2018

Mike Barton

(CC)

BBC Breakfast

Newspaper review

11th September 2018

Mike Barton

(CC)

Radio 5 Live

Cycling Policy

16th November 2018

 

30th November 2018

Gary Ridley (ACO)

 

Mike Barton

(CC)

Public Finance

 

 

Financial Times

Policing cuts

 

 

HART (Decision making tool)