Vera Baird

Banner Image of Vera Baird

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.

New North East Regional Crime Prevention Centre tackles serious and organised crime 22nd March 2018

National and regional crime specialists are working closely together to tackle serious and organised crime, in a brand new facility which opened today. The North East Regional Crime Prevention Centre is home to a number of organisations which tackle...

Read More 

Commissioner responds to County Council decision to refuse the PCC a position on the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Authority 13th March 2018

“It is disappointing that the Conservative administration at Northumberland Council have not adhered to the spirit of the legislation – so much so, that a government Minister commented on the delays it had taken the council to consider the...

Read More 

Vera Baird Announces Preferred Candidate for Chief Constable 7th March 2018

Dame Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, is delighted to announce that her preferred candidate for the Chief Constable post for Northumbria Police is Mr Winton Keenan. Mr Keenen is currently the Temporary Chief Constable for Northumbria...

Read More 

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner comments on Spicer report 28th February 2018

PCC for Northumbria Dame Vera Baird QC today commented on the Spicer report, the outcome of the serious case review following exploitation of vulnerable children and adults in Newcastle and Operation Sanctuary. Dame Vera said: “Mr Spicer’s report is comprehensive...

Read More 

Pioneering VAWG Work Featured by National Charity 28th February 2018

Revolving Doors Agency, a national criminal justice charity, has published a new report ‘Spotlight on Violence Against Women and Girls’ (VAWG). The report shines a light on the innovative work that Police and Crime Commissioners across the country are...

Read More