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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.

Six north-eastern police forces win Home Office funding to tackle domestic abuse on a regional ‘whole system approach’ 5th October 2017

Northern Police and Crime Commissioners have welcomed news that an innovative project, first developed in Northumbria, by PCC Vera Baird, has received almost £7M funding to tackle domestic abuse. The project will now be piloted across the north eastern...

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Vera Baird urges businesses to complete cybercrime survey 2nd October 2017

Cybercrime is a real potential risk to business, says Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, as she urges local business leaders to share their experiences by completing a new regional survey to help police understand the...

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Acting Chief Constable Appointment 29th September 2017

An Acting Chief Constable has been appointed at Northumbria Police with effect from the 2nd October 2017, this is to facilitate the retirement of current Chief Constable, Steve Ashman who has a number of police engagements outside the force area and...

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POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER DEMANDS ACTION FROM HOME SECRETARY 22nd September 2017

Leading Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, has taken her demand for action to the very top of government. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Dame Vera has demanded that extra funding be made available to...

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Dame Vera Baird welcomes national report on domestic abuse 20th September 2017

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC, and a patron of Operation Encompass,  which champions engagement with schools when a child is known to have experienced domestic abuse, yesterday, (Tuesday, 19 September) welcomed the findings of an Ofsted report which...

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