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Local Press Releases

Here you will find press releases that relate to the Commissioners role specifically in Northumbria. All media enquiries should be made to the OPCC by telephoning 0191 221 9800.

Friends and family urged to stand up to domestic abuse 1st June 2020

Friends and family members are being urged to make domestic abuse everyone’s business in a new campaign designed to set out how they can help those at risk. A series of posters and leaflets aim to dispel a range...

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PCC set to welcome hundreds of new police officers 27th May 2020

A major recruitment drive to get hundreds of new police officers on our streets by the end of 2020 is fully on track says Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness. Despite challenges due to the Coronavirus pandemic, an emergency...

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Extra cash available for domestic and sexual abuse support 21st May 2020

LOCAL voluntary sector services who support domestic abuse and sexual violence victims are being urged to apply for a second round of emergency funding to help them continue supporting victims through the Coronavirus pandemic. Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner,...

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REOFFENDING RATES ACROSS YOUNG PEOPLE ARE FALLING, SHOWING OUR INDIVIDUAL BASED APPROACH IS WORKING AND IMPROVING LIVES 18th May 2020

Reoffending rates amongst vulnerable young people across Northumbria are falling after funding from the PCC launched the Out of Court Disposal programme – a new way of diverting young people away from a life crime, and instead given high...

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PCC sets out plan for policing the lockdown and recovery 14th May 2020

Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has set out her plans for policing during the lockdown and the crucial changes that will need to happen as the region looks to recovery. From monitoring fines issued by frontline officers to...

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