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News July 2014

ACPO lead gets it wrong on domestic violence 28th July 2014

Vera Baird QC, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, has given her strong backing to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Copper’s call for Community Resolutions not to be used for serious crimes such as domestic violence. In data compiled by...

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Resolve to continue pressure on drink and drug drivers 25th July 2014

Northumbria Police’s Commissioner and Chief Constable have spoken of their great concern following newly published figures showing people are still risking lives through drink or drug driving. But they have promised that they will continue to keep the pressure...

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Come and meet your police chiefs – Sunderland 22nd July 2014

Residents in Sunderland will have the chance to quiz their police chiefs at a public meeting next week (Tuesday, July 29). Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC and Chief Constable Sue Sim QPM will answer questions at a...

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Commissioner’s response to the CPS Consultation – Guidance for the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases 20th July 2014

Vera Baird QC response to the Crown Prosecution Service Consultation – Guidance for the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Cases Thank you for providing the opportunity to shape your future guidance around prosecution of domestic violence cases. As Police and...

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Government action plan reflects regional strategy 17th July 2014

A newly published Government action plan has been welcomed by Vera Baird who says its aims reflect her own. This week the Ministry of Justice published its Transforming the Criminal Justice System Strategy and Action Plan. This plan considers...

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Commissioner’s Response – Two HMIC Inspections 15th July 2014

 The Strategic Policing Requirement an inspection of how forces in England and Wales deal with: Threats to public order Threats of a large scale cyber incident (including criminal attack)   I am responding to two HMIC reports together.  Both...

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Vera Baird welcomes Victims’ Commissioner’s annual report 8th July 2014

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, welcomed today’s publication of the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s annual report and congratulated her on a first year in which she has ensured the needs of victims remain at the heart...

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National Fund Supporting Local Victims 4th July 2014

More than £300,000 has been secured by the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner from a national pot of money to support victims. The money is from a £12.5m fund for innovation for communities across England and Wales announced by...

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Green light for DVPOs 1st July 2014

The region’s police bosses today launched a new power to help save victims of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) are a new power that provides protection to victims by enabling the police and magistrates to put in...

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