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News December 2018

Northumbria PCC’s Contribution to the Metropolitan Police’s Response to the Sir John Gillen Review of Sexual Offences in Northern Ireland Consultation 26th December 2018

Sir John Gillen QC PC, a recently retired Court of Appeal Judge, is leading an independent review into how the law and procedures in Northern Ireland deal with serious sexual offences. He published a preliminary report containing draft recommendations...

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Northumbria PCC’s Response to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) Consultation on the Police Complaints System Statutory Guidance 26th December 2018

This consultation sought views on the draft guidance that has been produced to support the reformed police complaints system, based on regulations from the Home Office and the input of policing and non-policing bodies. To read the full response,...

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes national investigation into the way police handle rape victim data 20th December 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today announced that they will launch an inquiry into how the personal information of victims in sexual offence cases is accessed and handled. Dame Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, has been...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes positive change to improve domestic violence conviction rates 18th December 2018

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has welcomed national measures to boost conviction rates in domestic violence and has praised local volunteers who helped her compile a court observer’s report which is influencing positive change for...

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PCC Vera Baird and Northumbria Police launch #DearSanta Christmas domestic abuse campaign 14th December 2018

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, were raised voices and violence – and a child as frightened as a mouse… That is the harsh reality for some children at Christmas as is being highlighted in...

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HOME SECRETARY FAILS NORTH EAST COMMUNITIES 14th December 2018

The three Police and Crime Commissioners for the North East have today slammed the Home Secretary for increasing council tax bills to fund policing, instead of the Government providing a fair funding settlement for the communities of Cleveland, Durham & Darlington and...

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HOME SECRETARY FAILS NORTH EAST COMMUNITIES – say North East PCCs 13th December 2018

The three Police and Crime Commissioners for the North East have today slammed the Home Secretary for increasing council tax bills to fund policing, instead of the Government providing a fair funding settlement for the communities of Cleveland, Durham & Darlington and...

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Northumbria Police and Dame Vera Baird QC launch next step in tackling domestic abuse 11th December 2018

Northumbria Police and Dame Vera Baird QC have launched a dedicated website to support victims of domestic abuse – as part of an innovative regional project. The project, called ‘A Whole System Approach’ was first developed in Northumbria, by...

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