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News September 2017

Government language is wrong – Labour PCCs demand action 29th September 2017

Labour Police and Crime Commissioners have expressed their concerns at what the government continue to state in relation to protection for police funding. * In 2015 Spending Review, the government gave a commitment that there would be no cuts...

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Vera’s views from Brighton 29th September 2017

I’m writing this edition of Vera’s Views from “sunny” Brighton at the Labour Party Conference. Yesterday conference debated Home Affairs focusing on protecting and investing in our communities. There was focus on the number of police officers lost since 2010....

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Acting Chief Constable Appointment 29th September 2017

An Acting Chief Constable has been appointed at Northumbria Police with effect from the 2nd October 2017, this is to facilitate the retirement of current Chief Constable, Steve Ashman who has a number of police engagements outside the force area and...

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Leading Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has taken her demand for action to the very top of government. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Dame Vera has demanded that extra funding be made available to...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes national report on domestic abuse 20th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, and a patron of Operation Encompass,  which champions engagement with schools when a child is known to have experienced domestic abuse, yesterday, (Tuesday, 19 September) welcomed the findings of an Ofsted report which...

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PCC Vera Baird says cyber dog initiative will be ‘watched with interest by Northumbria’ 18th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has praised a new initiative where sniffer dogs  have been trained by Devon & Cornwall and Dorset police to help catch paedophiles, terrorists and fraudsters by detecting hidden digital storage...

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PCC renews concerns over national police database of millions of facial images 15th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has spoken out once again about the unlawful storage of millions of innocent people’s images, as part of a national police facial recognition database. The Commissioner, who has previously raised...

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PCCs are asking businesses how they can help them combat cyber scams 12th September 2017

Business owners are being called upon to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime, thanks to a new survey available across the region. Over 50% of crime is conducted online. To help combat this, the North East’s three...

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PCC Newsletter September 2017 1st September 2017

PCC Newsletter September 2017.

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