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.

Vera Baird welcomes Government Minister to Newcastle 14th March 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC, along with Chief Constable Steve Ashman, last week welcomed Dr Phillip Lee MP to Newcastle to hear about the good work taking place to help and support victims of crime...

Read More 

Street Triage team’s success continues for Northumbria Police 7th March 2017

Latest figures show continued success for Northumbria Police’s nationally praised Street Triage service – demonstrating a continued commitment to keeping people with mental health issues out of custody in Northumbria. The Street Triage team which operates in collaboration with...

Read More 

PCC Dame Vera Baird welcomes ‘long overdue’ compulsory sex education in schools 1st March 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, has welcomed ‘long-overdue’ plans for sex education and relationships education (SRE) to be made compulsory in all schools. Ms Baird has campaigned on the matter for years, along with many others,...

Read More 

Legal aid lifeline to domestic violence victims welcomed by Vera Baird 24th February 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird DBE QC,  has welcomed  changes to scrap time limits, which prevent vulnerable domestic abuse survivors from accessing legal aid. Legal aid is intended to enable the victim to get the court to...

Read More 

Commons debates Police Grant Report 2017/18 23rd February 2017

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner , Vera Baird QC, said: “Once again we have heard the Government talk the talk about how committed they are to protecting police budgets, yet deliver the complete opposite.  In Northumbria we’ve taken hit...

Read More