The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

I think because of my various roles throughout my career, time in the CID, borough commander, I've always had a reasonably active relationship with the media. As a Deputy Chief Constable with strategic oversight, yes, it gave me a better understanding of some the stresses and strains. We have a very small media department and although Durham is a long way from Westminster, it does still have its own unique demands and challenges.

And I'm very pleased that -- I don't want to be sounding complacent or smug, but we have a good local rapport and our national embedded reporters are also -- we've got a good relationship with them as well and it's healthy, it's professional and people know where the limits lie.

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