Dehenna Davison MP joins officer for a day of work on patrol to get a better understanding of the challenges and demands placed on the local emergency services as part of scheme.
Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison joined officers of Durham Constabulary for a day during the Parliamentary summer recess to better understand the challenges facing police forces across the UK.
Starting at 7 am, Dehenna started the day joining Inspector Andy Reeves and his team at the morning briefing before going out on patrol around Bishop Auckland. She then returned to the station for a further discussion about the local police’s priorities.
The local MP joined officers as a part of her scheme, #DehennaAtWork. The scheme created earlier this year sees Davison work in local businesses and industries with the aim of gaining a stronger understanding of the challenges presented and how she can champion their voices locally and when in Parliament.
Whilst with the Police, Davison attended a property where a large number of cannabis plants had been found and discussed how the police are tackling organised crime across the county. Speaking about her day with the police the MP said:
“I set up the #DehennaAtWork campaign earlier this year and had to place plans on hold as the Coronavirus pandemic hit. I was delighted to ger going again this recess, and especially to do so with our local police. It was an incredibly insightful day, and I look forward to spending more time with Durham Police in the months and years to come.
“I finished my shift with a chat with Ed Turner, who covers Teesdale and Weardale, to talk about some of the rural policing issues and how he and I can work together to tackle them. A special thanks to Inspector Ed Turner and Inspector Andy Reeves for making the day possible and sharing their insights.”
As well as working for local police, Dehenna Davison has also put in a shift with Morton Tinmouth West Farm and Breaking Bread.