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News April 2016

Northumbria PCC praised in national report on Restorative Justice 29th April 2016

A report produced by charity Why Me? has praised Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, for investing in and developing a good model for the delivery of Restorative Justice (RJ) in her force area. Trevor Watson from Why...

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Policing by Volunteer is ‘policing on the cheap’ – A dangerous notion which won’t happen in Northumbria 25th April 2016

Vera Baird has today condemned Theresa May’s proposals in the Policing and Crime Bill to use volunteers to police serious offences, after Home Office Minister James Brokenshire failed to rule out in full the use of police volunteers in...

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Northumbria Police and the PCC take action to end mental health stigma 25th April 2016

Northumbria Police and the PCC have joined emergency service providers from across the North East to improve mental health support for police officers, staff and volunteers. People working within the emergency services are more likely to experience problems due...

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PCC praises student films highlighting CSE 20th April 2016

PCC praises student films highlighting CSE Media students from The University of Sunderland have collaborated with Northumbria Police and Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird to help raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) through a series of impactful...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police support National Stalking Awareness Week 20th April 2016

Northumbria Police is sharing its commitment to tackling stalking as part of National Stalking Awareness Week (18-24th April). To mark the occasion, national personal safety charity the Suzy Lamplugh Trust has released a report detailing the national picture of...

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PCC Vera Baird gives evidence at Restorative Justice inquiry 19th April 2016

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, has today (Tuesday 19, April) given evidence at the Justice Select Committee’s first inquiry into the use of Restorative Justice in the criminal justice system. The Committee came together to examine the...

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Commissioner thanks all who helped find missing girl 15th April 2016

Northumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has today thanked police and partners for their help in finding a three year old girl. Earlier this week a toddler was taken by two teenage girls from a store in...

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PCC Vera Baird congratulates cadets on award win 15th April 2016

Northumbria’s Volunteer Police Cadets have received two High Sheriff Awards. Last month cadets from Gateshead received an award from the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear while cadets in Northumberland were awarded by the High Sheriff of Northumberland. Both...

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PCC Vera Baird supports operation to tackle burglary 6th April 2016

Burglars in Sunderland and South Tyneside are starting to feel the full force of a dedicated burglary operation codenamed ‘Operation Impact’. Launched in February, the operation aims to pursue those suspected of being involved in burglary and help prevent...

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PCC Vera Baird steps into the ring to praise the work of local sports group 6th April 2016

Special guest Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, was welcomed to Dunston Teams Amateur Boxing Club to see first-hand the excellent work being undertaken by the voluntary sporting group. Since starting in 2012, the club now has 50...

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