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News May 2015

Move Confirmed for Whitley Bay Police 28th May 2015

A planned office move has been confirmed for Whitley Bay neighbourhood officers. The team will re-locate to an office within the nearby Park View shopping centre in the centre of the community. The new ground floor premises will have...

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Commissioner Backs Cell Ban for Emergency Detention of Mentally Ill 28th May 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has given her backing to plans to stop the use of police cells for the emergency detention of mentally ill people. Home Secretary Theresa May has pledged a ban on this under...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, comment on the 2015 Queen’s Speech 27th May 2015

“The government has announced a number of measures that we have already implemented in Northumbria. We are leading the way in changing how complaints are handled, we are working in partnership with the health service to provide extra support...

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Commissioner welcomes ban on New Psychoactive Substances 27th May 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed the news the Government will place a ban on New Psychoactive Substances. The announcement on banning the substances, more commonly referred to as legal highs, was made in today’s Queen’s...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Writes Guest Blog for 28 Too Many 26th May 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has written a guest blog for a website aimed at tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 28 Too Many is a values based charity working to end FGM. The primary focus is on...

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Chief Constable to be Appointed Pending Confirmation 26th May 2015

Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, is delighted to announce that her preferred candidate for the Chief Constable post for Northumbria Police is Mr Stephen Ashman. Mr Ashman is currently the Deputy Chief Constable for Northumbria Police....

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Commissioner Agrees Relocation of Amble Officers 21st May 2015

Neighbourhood officers in Amble are set to move to a new base which will see them remain in the heart of the community they serve. The Neighbourhood Policing Team will relocate from Amble police station to an office in...

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Commissioner Calls for More Evaluation on 24-Hour Licensing 21st May 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has called for more evaluation following the publication of a report on 24-hour licensing. Released today, the report from the Institute of Economic Affairs claims the relaxation of the drinking laws ten...

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Commissioner Welcomes Survey Looking at Rural Crime 20th May 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has welcomed a survey looking at crime in rural communities in England and Wales. The survey, being led by the Rural Crime Network and supported by Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Vera...

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Commissioner Backs Calls to Reduce Drink Drive Limit 19th May 2015

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has backed calls to lower the drink drive limit in England and Wales. The Police Federation says the legal limit should be reduced from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100...

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