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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.

PCC supports ASB campaign activity 26th April 2017

Northumbria Police will launch a series of disorder disruption days later this week as local neighbourhood officers crackdown on anti-social behaviour. Over the next few months the Neighbourhood Policing Team covering Houghton, Hetton and Easington Lane will carry out...

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New speeding penalties welcomed by Northumbria Police 24th April 2017

From today, Monday 24 April, police across the country will be able to issue tougher penalties for speeding motorists, changes welcomed by Northumbria Police’s Op Dragoon team and Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. A change...

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Launch of the Commissioners Community Fund 2017/18 5th April 2017

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities across Northumbria have again been invited to apply for money from Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC’s Community Fund. Launched this week, the 2017/18 fund is available for activities or projects...

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No North East funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime 31st March 2017

This week, Home Office funding to help vulnerable women turn their backs on crime has been announced for six regions throughout the UK, with the North East noticeably being missed off the list. Police and Crime Commissioners across the...

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Vera Baird scoops top national personal safety award 27th March 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC, was awarded the Suzy Lamplugh National Trust Safer Workplace Award at a ceremony held in London on Thursday, 23RD March. Dame Vera received the award in recognition of her commitment...

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