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News November 2018

PCC and Shadow Minister call for proper funding 30th November 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC, and Chief Constable Winton Keenen have welcomed Shadow Policing Minister, Louise Haigh to the region to hear about some of the force’s leading schemes and services – many of which...

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Northumbria PCC’s Response to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into the Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Discrimination Cases 28th November 2018

This inquiry aimed to look at the wider use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) in cases where any form of harassment or other discrimination is alleged. It follows the Women and Equalities Committee’s recent inquiry into sexual harassment in the...

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PCC Vera Baird praises Northumbria Police’s response to mental health related call-outs 28th November 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC has praised the good work of Northumbria Police officers and partners assisting those needing mental health support following the publication of a national report published yesterday (Tuesday) into how police...

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Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird joins Newcastle Falcons to support White Ribbon Campaign 25th November 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, and Northumbria Police are backing this year’s White Ribbon campaign – to tackle violence against women and girls with the support of Newcastle Falcons.  Also partnering the campaign is Newcastle...

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Northumbria PCC’s Response to the HM Inspectorate of Prisons Stakeholder Survey 2018 23rd November 2018

The annual survey invites stakeholders to give their views on all aspects of the work of HM Inspectorate of Prisons over the last 12 months. To read the PCC’s questionnaire response, please click on the following link: HM Inspectorate of...

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Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird welcomes Sir John Gillen’s interim report on the way rape is dealt with in the courts 22nd November 2018

Dame Vera Baird has today welcomed the interim report of Sir John Gillen, a retired High Court Judge about the improvement of rape trials. His review of how the criminal justice system deals with rape followed the controversial case...

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Victims First Northumbria and Police and Crime Commissioner lead the way during Restorative Justice Week 19th November 2018

This week Victims First Northumbria (VFN) and Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, will be supporting International Restorative Justice Week to highlight their role in helping victims recover from their experience of crime. As part of...

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PCC welcomes tougher punishments for those who assault emergency services staff 14th November 2018

Top officers from Northumbria Police and Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner have backed a new law which can see tougher sentences handed to people who attack emergency services workers. Under the new legislation, the maximum prison sentence which can...

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PCC Vera Baird praises rural crime operation 13th November 2018

Northumbria Police and partners joined police forces from across England and Wales last week in a show of strength to tackle rural crime in Northumberland. This latest dedicated operation – known as Checkpoint – was held overnight on Thursday...

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Northumbria’s £370,000 funding bid success for early youth intervention initiative 12th November 2018

Saturday (November 10), the government announced that a bid endorsed by Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has secured over £370,000 funding over the next two years to divert children and young people away from violent...

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