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News September 2015

Challenges Facing Policing 23rd September 2015

When the House of Commons returns, one of the first jobs MPs will have to do is to respond to George Osborne’s proposed cuts of up to 40% to government departments.  If the Home Office is faced with a...

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Northumbria Police and PCC back Peace One Day Campaign 21st September 2015

Northumbria Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are backing a global campaign to help raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse – Peace One Day. Taking place today, (Monday, 21, September), Peace One Day is an annual international...

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Demands on Policing 18th September 2015

During the summer, I wrote to all North East MPs and Council Leaders to emphasise the daily demands on policing. The correspondence comes as the Government continues to make heavy cuts to policing. Northumbria Police has already suffered the...

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Home Office consultation on ‘Reforming the Powers of Police Staff and Volunteers’ 18th September 2015

Last week the Home Office issued a consultation on ‘Reforming the Powers of Police Staff and Volunteers’.  The paper explores options for the way Chief Officers designate the powers and roles of police staff and volunteers. The proposals included...

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Trade Union Bill 18th September 2015

A few days ago, Parliament debated the Trade Union Bill.  I expressed my grave reservations that the Bill gives the regulator (the certification officer) powers to impose fines on unions of up to £20,000 and would involve the police...

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Children North East Benefits from Funding 17th September 2015

Children North East has received funding to support its West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES) following a successful funding bid to the Supporting Victims’ Fund, which helps Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird strengthen victim services across Northumbria....

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Commissioner’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – Enabling Closer Working Between Emergency Services 11th September 2015

Vera Baird’s Response to the Home Office Consultation – September 2015  1. How do you think this new duty would help drive collaboration between the emergency services? There is considerable collaborative work between police and the Fire and Rescue Service in...

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Commissioner’s Newsletter – September 2015 10th September 2015

PCCs Newsletter – September 2015

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Northumbria PCC’s response to ministerial statement on police reform 10th September 2015

Today the Home Office issued a consultation on ‘Reforming the Powers of Police Staff and Volunteers’.  The paper explores options for the way Chief Officers designate the powers and roles of police staff and volunteers. The proposals included in...

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Trade Union Protests Don’t Need Police Time 10th September 2015

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has expressed grave reservations that the proposed Trade Union Bill gives the regulator (the certification officer) powers to impose fines on unions of up to £20,000.  The government has been consulting...

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