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News January 2018

Commissioner Commends Operation Magnet 31st January 2018

Police have carried out drugs warrants at six addresses across Sunderland as part of Operation Magnet. One man has been arrested on suspicion of drug-related offences. Cash and drugs have been seized by police, along with mobile phones and...

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Commissioner Applauds Northumbria on Stonewall Listing 31st January 2018

The charity Stonewall has announced the country’s top employers today – with Northumbria Police jumping nearly 100 places to cement its place in the top 100.  Today (Wednesday) the LGBT+ charity announced their list of the best performing employers...

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New Cross Part Coalition Launches Challenge to Attorney General and MOJ On Use of Rape Complainants’ Previous Sexual History In Court 29th January 2018

Pressure is mounting on the government over unfair questioning of rape complainants in court as today a campaign launches led by 2 former Solicitor Generals – eminent lawyer Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, and Harriet...

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Trauma teddies scheme expands 25th January 2018

A scheme where police officers give a cuddly toy to young children they meet during their daily patrols has been expanded across the North East. The ‘Trauma Teddies’ scheme was launched in September but was started as a pilot...

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ONS Crime Figures 25th January 2018

Today, the Office for National Statistics released their latest crime figures for the 12 months to September 2017. Dame Vera Baird QC has responded to the results for Northumbria: “In my role as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have...

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Trauma Teddies – Make A Difference 24th January 2018

Thank you to all our supporters who have made trauma teddies over the last few months, your hard work is really appreciated and has helped many youngsters in difficult circumstances. We are now rolling this scheme out across the...

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DCLG & DWP Consultation: Funding short-term supported housing 23rd January 2018

This consultation was to gather views on the proposed new funding model for short-term supported housing will work for the sector. To read the full consultation response please click on the following link Funding Supported Housing Consultation Response

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Nitin Shukla, Independent Custody Visitor Scheme Manager joins Dame Vera’s call for Government to take action. 20th January 2018

As the scheme manager for Northumbria’s Independent Custody Visitor programme, I am pleased that Dame Vera Baird, Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has urged the Government to change Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984,...

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Police Precept Telephone Public Consultation 17th January 2018

A public consultation with the people of Northumbria Police force areas to inquire if they would be happy with an increase in their council tax to maintain current levels of policing. To read the full consultation response please click...

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Residents asked for views on police funding 8th January 2018

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is asking for the views of local residents on the amount of council tax to be paid for local policing – the police precept. The Government recently announced that Northumbria Police will receive central...

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